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£19,349 pa

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


Ref: IRC69346




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.


We are looking for someone with a Boatmasters licence who has experience of working on an inshore tidal range of operation. You will need to be confortable helming a 9.75 m vessel that can carry 37 passengers and small quantities of cargo.


Accommodation is provided to the post holder for the proper or better performance of his or her duties in accordance with Trust criteria and HMRC rules.


What it's like to work here


Stunning Brownsea Island is located in Poole Harbour. The island is a haven for wildlife, with an array of habitats including woodland, heathland and a lagoon. The thriving outdoor centre hosts a variety of sports and activities. Travelling to work by water is one of the perks of the job at Brownsea Island and a free boat is available for staff. If you are enthusiastic, customer-focused and love the great outdoors, the team would love to hear from you.


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 be part of the property team responsible for the day to day management of the National Trust’s outdoor places on Brownsea Island. You will assist in enabling everyone to feel welcome and to have outstanding and inspirational experiences of our conservation work. You'll help provide a safe and efficient boat service for Brownsea Island by being part of a broader team of countryside staff on the property delivering great service to visitors and carrying out practical countryside management work. Working with and support the Lead Ranger in other aspects of countryside management, assist in achieving compliance with all relevant legislation and work as a member of the wider Brownsea Island staff team as directed.


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 be able to deliver practical conservation work to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property
  • Boatmasters Licence
  • To be able to engage with visitors to ensure they understand the value of your work
  • To be an excellent team player
  • To 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


Closing Date: 18 September 2018


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