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National Trust

Area Ranger

Location: Central Chilterns, High Wycombe, HP14 4LA

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reference/IRC: IRC148292

Closing Date: 18 - Feb - 2024

Salary: £27,846 per annum


We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as an Area Ranger.

Based at Smalldean Farm on the Bradenham Estate, the ranger team consists of two Area Rangers who manage a small team each, along with a dedicated group of volunteers. We’re ecologically minded, and people focussed. We’re committed to delivering on the National Trust “Land, Outdoors & Nature” strategy and work, ensuring the Central Chiltern’s network of special habitats, wildlife, and access are improved, enlarged and linked up, providing vital connected corridors across the landscape.

As one of the Area Rangers you’ll manage a small team of Rangers working throughout the portfolio. Following the lead from the Property’s Business Plan you’ll build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You’ll support your fellow rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work, contributing towards HLS (Higher Level Stewardship) targets.

You’ll play a key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance, successfully achieving Conservation Management Review targets. You’ll build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, tenants, and neighbouring land managers.

You’ll also be responsible for helping with excellent communication of our conservation work to a wide range of audiences, both new and existing, through events, guided walks, and engagement with local communities. You’ll appreciate the need for our countryside sites to bring in income, so your business ideas will play an important part in the team’s success.

To be fantastic in this role, we’d love you to have the following skills and experience:

  • evidence of experience in land, access, and conservation management, including delivery of small projects and supervision of contractors
  • experience of developing and delivering work programs to meet conservation and access outcomes
  • be a strong team player, with experience of leading and line managing teams of staff and/or volunteers
  • practical skills applied across a broad range of habitats and estate management, preferably with certification in chainsaw use, tractor driving, and towing trailers
  • able to work safely, leading on compliance including writing risk assessments as well as safety and environmental procedures
  • demonstrate a passion for nature and the outdoors-able to engage with visitors to help them understand the value of our work
  • a full UK driving licence is essential

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Closing Date: 18/02/2024  Location: Central Chilterns, High Wycombe, HP14 4LA

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