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£19,928 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Exeter

Ref: IRC85911

 

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.

 

This role is required to work with vulnerable groups including children and any offer of employment or volunteering is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

   

What it's like to work here

 

Fashion-famous and full of colour, at 6,400 acres, Killerton is one of the National Trust’s largest special places and here we employ over 130 people. Located close to the vibrant city centre of Exeter, the 18th century house and parklands benefits from free parking and good transport links. Its size and scale, fabulous views and focus on fantastic visitor experience makes Killerton a truly wonderful place to work. And with many rare trees and glorious gardens, it’s the perfect place for gardeners and rangers to grow their career.
   

What you'll be doing

 

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 other to love this beautiful place 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.

 

You’ll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we’re delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work. You’ll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust. So whether you’re maintaining our green spaces to assisting with guided visitor walks, through to delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, no two days will be the same.

 

You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here, ensuring special places like these are here to be both protected and enjoyed by everyone for ever. This will see you responding to queries and explaining the value of the work being undertaken. After all, your passion and dedication could fire the imagination that makes a visitor become a supporter for the rest of their life.

 

In this role, you’ll work some weekends, bank holiday and evenings and being on-call.


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;
  • Be 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;
  • Have experience in a land, access and conservation management;
  • Have experience in and working in a similar outdoor setting;
  • Be competent with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required;
  • Hold a full UK driving licence.


Benefits

 

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll 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, a loan towards rental deposits 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!

 

To find out more and apply, please click here

                         

Closing date: 01 November 2019

 

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