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National Trust


Location: Avebury Estate, Estate Office, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1RF
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Reference/IRC: IRC150493
Closing Date: 21/04/2024
Salary: £23,868 per annum

Joining the hard working and dedicated team here at Wiltshire Landscape you will play an important role in maintaining our special places and ensuring they are presented to the highest possible standard. Based at the Countryside Office at West Kennett Farm your work will be split between the Avebury Estate and the wider North Wiltshire properties.

This is a fixed term contract due to end when the previous employee returns from maternity leave. At this point we cannot confirm exactly how long this contract will last, but it is unlikely to be more than 12 months.

You will be working on internationally important archaeological sites and species rich chalk grassland habitats at Avebury and beyond.

Avebury is an incredibly special place. At its heart is Europe's largest megalithic stone circle which attracts people from all over the world. In the wider Avebury estate, you will be working among significant prehistoric features of the landscape such West Kennet Longbarrow, West Kennet Avenue and Windmill Hill.

There is lots going on, including scrub management, practical estate maintenance work, regular volunteer work parties and ecological surveying, to name but a few elements of this exciting ranger role.

Line managed by our Area Ranger for North Wiltshire you will be directly involved with the protection and care of outstanding archaeology in the northern half of the World Heritage Site, as well as helping to deliver conservation outcomes across our many important grassland habitats. You will work both on your own and with other members of staff, as well as with several volunteer groups supervising them on a variety of practical tasks. It is all about being outside and getting your hands dirty, looking after our heritage and nature, and making our sites accessible for our many visitors.

In this role, you’ll work some weekends, bank holidays and evenings. A full UK driving licence will be essential to fulfil the requirements of this role.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re:

  • practically experienced in conservation work, to protect and improve habitats and landscapes
  • happy to talk to all kinds of people about the work you’re doing, and why it matters
  • hard-working and willing to learn
  • able to work safely, using risk assessments and following guidelines
  • experienced in managing land, access and conservation, and working outdoors
  • confidently able to use machinery and equipment, with some relevant certificates
  • a driver with a full UK driving licence

Apply here

Closing Date: 21/04/2024  Location: Avebury Estate, Estate Office, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1RF

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