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£19,349 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Ref: IRC71215

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Summary

 

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s 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 visitors’ breath away.

 

What it's like to work here

 

National Trust looks after some of the most naturally spectacular and culturally rich stretches of coast in North Pembrokeshire, from Cardigan in the north to the sweeping landscapes of St David’s Head and the Marloes Peninsula. Steeped in history, the landscape here has been a cultural hot spot for thousands of years. This coastline includes some of the most extensive areas of maritime grassland and coastal heath in the UK. The cliffs support numerous rare plants and invertebrates and a high density of nesting chough and peregrine falcon. The area is nationally important for its grey seal breeding colonies, as well as having significant populations of guillemot, razorbill and fulmar.

 

The Trust owns over 3,000 ha in North Pembrokeshire and plays an active role in the conservation management of the area. We have our own herd of Welsh Black cattle and Welsh Mountain ponies that we use to graze the most important areas working closely with our tenant farmers, graziers and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

 

What you'll be doing

 

We are looking for an individual with strong practical skills to complement our existing team of three Area Rangers. You will play a key role in plans to deliver nature-rich, productive landscapes which are good for both wildlife and farming. You will work closely with the Area Rangers and will be the go-to person for practical tasks, which you’ll deliver as part of the agreed work programme. You’ll reguarly supervise and work with Full Time Volunteers, weekly volunteers and working holiday groups, teaching them new skills and helping them to perform at their best. You will be required to assist the Livestock Ranger with handling and management of cattle and ponies. Occasionally you will also assist with the setting up and running of property events and help with surveying and monitoring of species and habitats on our sites.

 

This post holder will be required to take part on a roster to provide evening and weekend Ranger cover for the countryside and holiday cottages in the property and to check livestock. The role will require some weekend, bank holidays and evenings working.

 

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire others to love this beautiful area as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.

 

Who we're looking for

 

Our team believe that people deserve more than just ‘good service’, but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we are looking for like-minded people to join us.

 

You’ll 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 – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership at over 100 leisure facilities across the country

 

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 Food & Beverage outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

 

For further information and to apply, please click here

Closing date: 19th November 2018

 

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