This is a voluntary role

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National Trust, Black Down Estate

Immersive Volunteer Ranger role

Black Down Estate, Haslemere, Surrey.

c.30 hours per week for a period of 6-12 months (maximum 12 months).

The role involves, for example, spending time with the Ranger team across the Black Down Estate, assisting with our events programme, helping to look after the basecamp and the volunteer groups which stay there, maintaining the biomass boiler, coordinating our small-scale sustainable food production by looking after the basecamp vegetable garden and chicken run. The successful candidate would get an opportunity to develop their experience of countryside conservation on an estate with a variety of habitats including woodland, grassland and heathland as well dealing with small herds of in-hand cattle.

Our team of immersive volunteer rangers are offered free accommodation in our Speckled Wood Building. They help us to run the estate in a more sustainable way, whilst living in a house constructed from materials that were produced in the woodlands within which they will be living and volunteering.

This role will suit people who are looking to develop a career in the countryside management or conservation sector and want to gain practical experience on the ground in a variety of areas.

We are looking for people who enjoy being part of a team but are also able to self-manage when on their own.

Ideally applicants will have some previous experience and knowledge of countryside management.

Appropriate practical qualifications or skills would be an advantage.

Detailed job specification available from

Applications: covering letter and CV please to

Application Deadline: 5p.m. 26 February, 2020 Interview Date: tentatively scheduled for 5 March, 2020

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