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National Trust

Assistant Ranger


Ilam. Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Salary: £18,298 per annum

Assistant Ranger Ilam, Derbyshire


Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find better ways to do things.

What it’s like to work here

We’re part of the wider National Trust Peak District portfolio looking after properties across the White Peak Estate in the southern half of the Peak District National Park. Our significant places include Dovedale National Nature Reserve, large parts of the Hamps & Manifold valleys and Ilam Park.

We’re based at Ilam near Ashbourne. The White Peak Ranger Team consists of six full-time staff and a dedicated group of Volunteers. We are ecologically minded and people-focussed and we are committed to delivering on the NT Land, Outdoors & Nature strategy.

What you’ll be doing

Whether you’re maintaining our green spaces to assisting with guided visitor walks, through to delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, no two days will be the same. You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here, ensuring special places like these are here to be both protected and enjoyed by everyone for ever. This will see you responding to queries and explaining the value of the work being undertaken. After all, your passion and dedication could fire the imagination that makes a visitor become a supporter for the rest of their life.

Who we are looking for:

We’d love to hear from you, if you have the following experience and skills:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to work alongside volunteers and be able to support them to perform at their best
  • Have a commitment to customer service standards and experience of its delivery
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature and the outdoors
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have good people skills enabling strong relationships externally and internally, to be built and maintained
  • Practical experience in land, conservation and access management, to level 2 (or equivalent level of vocational experience)
  • Some experience of delivering engagement activities to build or strengthen visitors’ connections with nature and the outdoors
  • Familiarity with machinery/equipment and practical certificates as required

Apply here

Closing Date: 23/01/2022  Location: Ilam. Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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