Logo: National Trust

National Trust


Location: Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1UH

Contract Type: Fixed Term (6 Months)

Reference/IRC: IRC125812

Closing Date: 14 August 2022

Salary: £21684


This position will focus on assisting with tree safety management at Saltram, primarily remedial works following Ash Die Back assessments.

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.

What it's like to work here

With over 900,000 visits last year, Saltram is one of the busiest properties in the country. A well-loved parkland used by locals for walking and exercising, a favoured garden which changes with the seasons, and a treasure house makes Saltram a popular property for many audiences.

Currently, the Future Saltram Project aims to deliver significant and exciting changes across every the property to maximise its commercial potential and deepen audience engagement. Ideally positioned as an urban property, Saltram prides itself on its exceptional visitor experience and service standards.

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What you'll be doing

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help protect and care for habitats, wildlife, property and machinery. Your passion will inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We encourage engaging with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task.

You’ll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust. Whether you’re maintaining our green spaces, assisting with guided visitor walks, or delivering fascinating visitor experiences, no two days will be the same.

In this role, you’ll work some weekends, bank holidays, evenings and being on-call.

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.

We'd love to hear from you if you have;

  • Able to deliver practical conservation work to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property
  • Demonstrable passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors
  • The ability to work safely, with risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures
  • Experience in land, access and conservation management
  • Competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required, including Lantra Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting qualification or equivalent.
  • A full UK driving licence

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Closing Date: 14/08/2022  Location: Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1UH

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