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National Trust

Lead Ranger

Location: Branscombe, Branscombe, Seaton, EX12 3DB

Contract Type: Fixed Term (18 Months)

Reference/IRC: IRC125104

Closing Date: 7 August 2022

Salary: £31000


There is an exciting variety of places to care for from woodlands at Salcombe Hill, maritime grassland along the coast from Sidmouth and orchards at Branscombe and Loughwood. This post is for 18 months and will be a great opportunity for someone looking for that next step and be involved with our exciting conservation programme; Land Outdoor and Nature.

What it's like to work here

The Countryside Team are focused on creating a ‘healthier, more beautiful natural environment’ across East Devon. Developing management site plans with a view to improving our land conservation, develop stronger partnerships with tenants and local communities and provide experiences that ‘move, teach and inspire’ our visitors.

There will be opportunities to grow our teams of volunteers and work more closely with the communities we work in. The small friendly team includes an Area Ranger, Ranger and Visitor Experience Officer. They are supported by a volunteer administrator, practical volunteer ranger groups.

What you'll be doing

You’ll play an important role building up partnerships with our farming and commercial tenants. As well as working alongside other organisations like East Devon AONB, RSPB and Natural England. There will be the chance to lead on projects identified in the site plans and you’ll play a valuable role in the portfolio’s Land, Outdoor and Nature programme.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please call David Ford, General Manager on 01752 346585

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

Apply here

Closing Date: 07/08/2022  Location: Branscombe, Branscombe, Seaton, EX12 3DB

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