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National Trust


Salary £21,684pa
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 26/05/23)
Based: Craflwyn, Beddgelert, Caernarfon, LL55 4NG

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.

The ability to communicate fluently in Welsh is essential for this role.

What it's like to work here

Day-to-day you will be a part of the National Trust Ranger footpath team, based at Craflwyn (near Beddgelert). Your primary focus will be on access and footpath maintenance in Eifionydd, Carneddau and Glyderau.

Occasionally you will be asked to help on the wider estate with practical tasks from fencing and dry-stone walling to tree planting and managing invasive species. You will work closely with farm tenants, volunteers and the local community; the majority of whom are Welsh-speaking, so the ability to communicate effectively in Welsh is essential for this role.

There can be no doubt that the area you will work in is stunning, but conditions in the mountains can be harsh. You’ll spend considerable time outdoors all year round, so you must be prepared for all types of weather, have good experience working outdoors, and be resilient and willing to adapt your plans to work with the weather of the day.

What you'll be doing

Following the lead from the Property’s Business Plan and the Area Ranger, you will deliver the practical tasks required to build and maintain a variety of footpaths and access infrastructure in Eryri, whilst always ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation and guidance.

Working alongside a team of rangers and volunteers you will contribute to our ambitious footpath maintenance programme. Previous experience of working with stone masonry (pitching, dry-stone walling etc.) would be highly advantageous.

You'll often work long days in remote locations, so you will need to be fit and have strength of character to work in some challenging conditions, but the rewards are plenty – the mountains of Eryri will be your “office”!

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Closing Date: 14/08/2022  Location: Craflwyn, Beddgelert, Caernarfon, LL55 4NG

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