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National Trust

National Countryside Manager - Filming & Locations

Location: Swindon, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA

Contract Type: Permanent, Part Time

Reference/IRC: IRC146863

Closing Date: 18 Feb - 2024

Salary: £43,407 and £55,419 (FTE)

We're looking for a National Countryside Manager – Filming & Locations, to join our team on a 15 hours per week contract.

This role offers a unique opportunity to work for the UK’s largest conservation charity looking after vast areas of green spaces, countryside, coastline, and historic sites so that people and nature can thrive.

You'll advise on, and support, filming at our outdoor places and landscapes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Filming & Locations team handles numerous of enquiries each month and on average every day there may be three to eight different production crews working across our sites. Even when you’re remote working, you’ll collaborate with multi-disciplinary internal consultants, Operational Risk Business Partners, central and operational teams.

You'll maintain an overview of filming at our outdoor places to ensure that the right people are involved at the right time on filming projects. You'll make sure that the filming activities comply with relevant legislation and maintain the National Trust’s standards of nature conservation to help drive standards and provide advice and support throughout the filming process, from the proposal through the planning, implementation and evaluation stages.

You'll oversee and manage the necessary ecological consultants and / or rangers who may be deployed to support the supervision of filming on site. You will apply lessons learned during filming to share and develop best practice across the organisation. There is also scope for you to network externally and share and promote the filming work that we do.

  • Significant and extensive experience in relevant land, conservation, and access management, supported by appropriate qualifications in countryside management, nature conservation or ecology.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience of ecological and environmental management, species, habitat, and practical land management.
  • Substantial knowledge of nature conservation and relevant external issues such as animal welfare and bio-security, including legislation, consents/derogation, national policy and best practice.
  • Knowledge of all health and safety and compliance requirements relevant to a countryside setting including wildlife and environmental legislation.
  • Some practical experience of filming and photography at countryside locations
  • The ability to build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally.

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Closing Date: 18/02/2024  Location: Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA

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