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National Trust

Area Ranger (Maternity Cover)

Location: Avebury Estate, Estate Office, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1RF

Contract Type: Full Time / Fixed Term 12 months

Reference: IRC148592

Closing Date: 25 February

Salary: £22,152

This is a fixed term contract due to end when the previous employee returns from maternity leave. At this point we cannot confirm exactly how long this contract will last, but it is unlikely to be more than 12 months.

What it's like to work here

You will be working on internationally important archaeological sites and species rich chalk grassland habitats at Avebury and beyond.

Avebury is a complex, and incredibly special place. At its heart is Europe's largest megalithic stone circle which attracts people from all over the world. In the wider Avebury estate, you will be working among many significant prehistoric features of the landscape such West Kennet Longbarrow, West Kennet Avenue and Windmill Hill.

Further afield you will find rolling chalk downland and dry coombe valleys with an abundance of species rich chalk grassland flowers and butterflies, diverse scrub and woodland habitats and breath-taking panoramic views of the Wiltshire landscape.

What you'll be doing

Line managed by our Area Ranger for North Wiltshire you will be directly involved with the protection and care of outstanding archaeology in the northern half of the World Heritage Site, as well as helping to deliver conservation outcomes across our many important grassland habitats. You will work both on your own and with other members of staff, as well as with several volunteer groups supervising them on a variety of practical tasks. It is all about being outside and getting your hands dirty, looking after our heritage and nature, and making our sites accessible for our many visitors.

You’ll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we’re delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work. You’ll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust.

In this role, you’ll work some weekends, bank holidays and evenings. A full UK driving licence will be essential to fulfil the requirements of this role.

Who we're looking for

We’d love to hear from you if you’re:

  • practically experienced in conservation work, to protect and improve habitats and landscapes
  • happy to talk to all kinds of people about the work you’re doing, and why it matters
  • hard-working and willing to learn
  • able to work safely, using risk assessments and following guidelines
  • experienced in managing land, access and conservation, and working outdoors
  • able to use machinery and equipment, with relevant certificates
  • a driver with a full UK driving licence

Apply: IRC148592 - Ranger (

Closing Date: 25/02/2024  Location: Avebury Estate, Estate Office, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1RF

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