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£19,349 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Ref: IRC65534




The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, youíll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nationís most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitorsí breath away.


What it's like to work here


The Lake District is one of the most diverse, interesting and challenging areas in the whole of The National Trust. Millions of people visit the Lakes every year and one of our key challenges is how to connect more and better with these people, from all round the world, when they are here. We look after some of the most beautiful and iconic parts in the North Lakes around Borrowdale and Buttermere, with links to Beatrix Potter and her legacy of land, farms and buildings and artwork. This role is based at Bowe Barn in Keswick and will be working in the surrounding stunning areas.


What you'll be doing


Based primarily at Keswick, you may also on occasion be required to start your day at either Loweswater or Whitehaven, as you will be working across the whole of the area cared for by the National Trustís North Lakes Ranger Team. You'll play a key part in helping to deliver the National Trustís Land, Outdoors and Nature strategy. As well as creating and restoring wildlife habitats, you'll help the Property in trying to understand what we look after through record keeping and the monitoring of our sites, many of which have Designated Status. You'll be part of a broader team of Countryside staff aiming to achieve all of the above.


As well as working with the Area Rangers on the Property, you'll help deliver the immediate teamís work plan, carrying out high quality practical work in the countryside to provide outstanding conservation. You'll also take the lead on certain projects and objectives and manage your time effectively so that you can still carry out the day to day tasks given to the team. You'll ensure that your work complies with all regulations to protect the environment, but also look after the health and safety of yourself and others, carrying out risk assessments and always ensuring safe working practices are adhered to.


You'll manage and work alongside volunteers to make sure the demands of the property can be met. You'll also maintain good relations with our tenants and partners in the local community and ensure that there is excellent communication with visitors to explain the need for the work being carried out. Your approach will protect and enhance the Trustís assets and reputation in the Lake District.


Who we're looking for


Our team believe that people deserve more than just Ďgood serviceí, but an amazing experience theyíll never forget, and we are looking for like-minded people to join us.


Youíll need to;

  • Deliver practical conservation work to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors
  • Able to engage with visitors to ensure they understand the value of your work
  • Help create a great place to work, sharing common goals
  • Be enthusiastic with a willingness to learn
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Be able to work safely, with risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures
  • Experience in a land, access and conservation management
  • Experience in and working in a similar outdoor setting
  • Competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required
  • A full UK driving licence


The package


Looking after you

  • Health cash plan Ė from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership


Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness


Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking


Closing Date: 25 May 2018

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