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National Trust

Countryside Manager

Location: East Down - based at Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD
Contract Type: Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
Reference/IRC: IRC148498
Closing Date: 18/02/2024
Salary: £35724

Are you a charismatic, committed and enthusiastic leader with a proven track-record in countryside management? Do you enjoy working as part of a skilled and dedicated team?

As part of the portfolio’s leadership team, you’ll work alongside senior property colleagues, leading and inspiring your team, our many portfolio staff, volunteers, wider collaborators and partner organisations, on how they can play their part in restoring a beautiful, healthy and natural environment.

This role is required to work with vulnerable groups including children and any offer of employment or volunteering is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Access NI check.

This role is based at Mount Stewart and you'll manage two countryside teams within the East Down portfolio.

Every day is different - if you like variety and working in beautiful and special areas, ensuring they are cared for now and in the long term, this is the role for you.

Reporting to the General Manager, you’ll play a strategic role in the future of East Down’s varied and complex portfolio. Leading your countryside team, you’ll set and deliver plans to protect and enhance the conservation of our properties. You’ll be responsible for planning and the operational day-to-day delivery for land, outdoors and nature on our properties.

You’ll work alongside key staff from other properties, as well as professional advisors across the region and nationally, to help shape and deliver our exciting nature conservation strategy. You’ll work with a wide variety of external collaborators and stakeholders in delivering your work and you’ll enable a broad range of visitors to have outstanding and inspirational experiences through the quality of our welcome and the effectiveness of our conservation work. You’ll be able to multi-task and juggle lots of competing priorities and delegate effectively.

You'll need to have the following experience:

  • Countryside Management skills alongside knowledge and experience of working on the coast
  • Motivating and inspiring a staff team and a volunteering community
  • Balancing conservation, access, presentation and engagement
  • Influencing and negotiating and forming key relationships with a wide range of collaborators and stakeholders
  • Project delivery experience
  • Supporting visitor engagement programmes & marketing & communications in the outdoors
  • Overseeing compliance & coordination of and liaising with contractors

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Closing Date: 18/02/2024  Location: Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD

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