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logo: National TrustArea Ranger

£11.44 per hour

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 6 mo)

East Dean

Ref: IRC57173 

 

Summary

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

Devilís Dyke, just five miles north of Brighton, offers stunning panoramas, a record breaking valley, a curious history and Englandís most colourful habitat. At nearly a mile long, the Dyke valley is the longest, deepest and widest 'dry valley' in the UK. Legend has it that the Devil dug this chasm to drown the parishioners of the Weald. On the other hand, scientists believe it was formed naturally just over 10,000 years ago in the last ice age.

 

What you'll be doing

As the Area Ranger you'll manage a small team of Rangers working, like you, throughout the portfolio. Following the lead from the Propertyís Business Plan you'll build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You'll support your fellow rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work, contributing towards Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) targets.

 

You'll play a key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance, successfully achieving Conservation Performance Indicator (CPI) targets. You'll build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, tenants and neighbouring land managers.

 

Youíll also be responsible for helping with excellent communication of our conservation work to a wide range of audiences, both new and existing, through events, guided walks and engagement with local communities. You'll appreciate the need for our countryside sites to bring in income, so your business ideas will play an important part in the teamís success.

 

Who we're looking for

To deliver this role successfully, you will need to;

  • Have practical experience of countryside/rural skills
  • Have evidence of good people management and leadership
  • Have excellent communication skills including public presentation
  • Have strong organisational skills including work programming
  • Have a proven track record of managing and leading on health and safety and environmental compliance
  • Have a full UK Driving licence
  • Be able to manage contractors and small projects, including budgets.

 

And it would be helpful if you could demonstrate the following experience on your CV/Application;

  • Diploma/NVQ3 or higher in countryside or environmental conservation
  • Have good wildlife identification skills
  • Habitat and species surveying experience
  • Empathy with, and significant experience of, working with volunteers

 

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: 02 November 2017

For more information and to apply please click here