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National Trust

Lead Ranger

Location: Ebworth Estate, The Old Ebworth Centre, Stroud, GL6 7ES

Contract Type: Permanent

Reference/IRC: IRC125357

Closing Date: 7 August 2022

Salary: £31000


We’re looking for a passionate, inspiring and experienced Lead Ranger to join our team and lead for delivery and standards across the incredibly beautiful and nature-rich Cotswolds countryside.

With multiple landscape and large-scale nature recovery projects planned and in progress, there’s a lot of inspiring and truly impactful work going on. If you are a great people manager with the skills and attitude to lead and inspire, if you’re keen to make a difference, if you have a record of motivating a team to deliver at pace and with enthusiasm, if you’re organised and thorough with an eye for detail, then we want to hear from you.

What it's like to work here

The Cotswolds is a beautiful and inspiring place to work. With so much going on, the Lead Ranger role is a truly exciting and rewarding one. You'll lead a knowledgeable and passionate team of Rangers and, with projects of regional and national importance, you'll benefit from the support and expertise of consultancy colleagues, enabling you to deliver exciting and impactful work whilst developing your own skills and knowledge along the way.

With so much variety, there's a lot to challenge and motivated you and, as an energetic and positive leader, the opportunity to make a real impact.

What you'll be doing

You’ll report to the Countryside Manager and work alongside another Lead Ranger leading a team of six Area Rangers and three Rangers as well as working with the Conservation Grazing Manager and Conservation Grazing Assistant who run the in-hand herd of Belted Galloway cattle managing important grassland sites across the Cotswolds.

Who we're looking for

  • Strong leadership skills and experience with the ability to lead a team to deliver effectively
  • Strong land and access management experience with a good understanding of conservation principles
  • Strong organisation skills including time and resource management, confidently able to manage a demanding workload with competing pulls on your time
  • Confident in managing budgets, finances, income generation and contracts
  • An excellent communicator with experience in stakeholder management, you’ll be a great champion for the properties with a wide range of audiences and external communities
  • The passion to lead by example, to deliver exceptional visitor experiences every day and maintain conservation at the heart of all we do
  • Knowledgeable in health and safety requirements and other compliance issues relating to the countryside and visitor activities
  • Driving Licence

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Closing Date: 07/08/2022  Location: Ebworth Estate, The Old Ebworth Centre, Stroud, GL6 7ES

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