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National Trust


Location: Arnside & Silverdale, Bank House Farm Office, Silverdale, LA5 0RE

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract, Full Time

Reference/IRC: IRC129866

Closing Date: 04/12/2022

Salary: £21,684pa

We're looking for you to join our team at Arnside and Silverdale. If you have experience in practical conservation, volunteer management and community engagement then we'd like to hear from you. Working across a range of habitats, your love of the outdoors will inspire others who work alongside you or visit our sites.

What it's like to work here

Reporting to the Area Ranger, the role of the Arnside and Silverdale Ranger is very varied and no two days will be the same. The property is made up of a scattering of sites which range from Arnside Knott in the north, to Holme Park Fell in the east and extend down to Heysham Head at the south. Together, they form key elements in an incredibly diverse landscape and sit closely alongside many neighbouring conservation sites managed by other nature conservation partners and organisations.

Valuable habitats including ancient woodland, limestone pavement and species-rich limestone grassland provide the homes for an impressive range of rare and notable species. The area is extremely special to visitors due to its incredible wildlife and landscape and is enjoyed for many recreational activities.

What you'll be doing

In this role you will work in a small team of Rangers, and a committed volunteer team to manage some exceptional nature conservation sites. You'll help manage volunteers in all aspects of our work, including practical countryside management, ecological surveys and engagement work.

You'll play a key role in enabling inspirational visitor experience by sharing your passion for the area and encourage public involvement with the conservation work that we do. Part of the challenge of the role is to manage the many different needs of visitors in a balanced way that ensures their enjoyment, without negatively impacting on wildlife or the needs of the tenant farmers.

Who we're looking for

  • Great people skills, to bring out the best in our team of volunteers, whilst bringing the qualities of our sites to life for our members and visitors
  • An excellent team player with strong communication skills, to work effectively with colleagues, partner organisations, tenants and local community
  • Good ecological knowledge and practical habitat management experience
  • Good knowledge of risk management, compliance and safety procedures
  • Experience of working at similar outdoor settings and on busy visitor sites
  • Full UK driving license essential
  • Competence with and relevant qualifications for the use of machinery and equipment including chainsaws.

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Closing Date: 04/12/2022  Location: Arnside & Silverdale, Bank House Farm Office, Silverdale, LA5 0RE

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