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£27,735 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 01/07/21)


Ref: IRC79432




Rangers play an important role at the National Trust, and through thinking about the long term help us to look after our special places forever, for everyone. You'll be leading the Ranger team at an exciting time and will be pivotal in driving forward both great conservation and an outstanding experience for visitors in our outdoor spaces.


This is a 2 year fixed-term opportunity and could be an ideal secondment opportunity for the right candidate.


What it's like to work here


Wallington is set in the middle of Northumberland approximately twenty miles north-west of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The house, at the south end of an estate which extends to nearly 13,500 acres, is surrounded by parkland and arable farmland watered by northern tributaries of the river Wansbeck. From the house the land rises to the estate village of Cambo, and then on to poorer upland grazing, peaking at Hemmel Hill in Harwood Forest (330 metres, 1083 ft) towards the north of the estate. Shaftoe Crag is prominent in southern views from the estate; to the east Rothley Crag, topped by a folly castle, guards the road to Scotland; and to the north and west are the Simonside Hills and the Cheviots. In its glorious countryside setting Wallington survives, one of the great estates of the north, owned by a single family, loved and embellished by succeeding owners for nine generations.


What you'll be doing


This role involves being part of the leadership team who care for the estate. Youíll report directly to the Countryside Manager, and will manage a team of Rangers and volunteers, working closely with the rest of the portfolio management.


You'll also have delegated responsibility for managing the budgets required to deliver this work and for protecting and enhancing the Trustís assets and reputation.


This role offers a great opportunity for someone who already has experience of leading a Ranger and volunteer team with strong practical skills. You'll need extensive knowledge of land management and a track record of delivering to a high standard. In this management role, you'll be a confident speaker, an articulate writer and a skilled leader. Central to the role will be your ability to balance both the demands of managing and developing our countryside estate, with the demands of a busy, high profile visitor environment.


Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert on our website.


Who we're looking for


To deliver this role successfully, youíll be a proven leader, proud to work in such a beautiful location and thrive on delivering exceptional care for our environment and our visitors. So, youíll be;

  • An experienced people manager with the ability to lead a team to deliver effectively
  • An excellent communicator with experience in stakeholder management
  • Experienced in project management
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, inspiring, great with people and comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Experienced in relevant land, conservation and access management
  • Customer aware and take pride on delivering excellent customer service
  • Organised and self-motivated, confidently able to manage a demanding workload with competing pulls on your time
  • Confident in managing budgets, finances and contracts
  • Knowledgeable in health and safety requirements and other compliance issues relating to the countryside and visitor activities


The package




Read more about the benefits we offer to support you here.


Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. Youíll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).


Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.


Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.


All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!


For further information and to apply, please click here


Closing date: 03 May 2019

Interview date: 13 May 2019 

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