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Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.

What it's like to work here

Polesden Lacey is one of the most visited National Trust estates in the South East welcoming over 400,000 visitors a year with at least an additional 100,000 just using the wider estate . The property has glorious views of the surrounding Surrey Hills; everything across the property reflects the former owner’s desire to impress their guests with lavish displays throughout the year and plenty of open space for visitors to enjoy. It is an exciting time to be joining the ranger team with projects planned and underway managing our woodland and farmed estate to improve biodiversity and provide access for the many user groups to the countryside. The estate has recently acquired an extra 130 acres of woodland making it an exciting time to be involved in planning the future management. The team also manage chalk grassland, ancient woodland, a SSSI and wood pasture with patches of heathland creating a diverse role.

What you'll be doing

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.

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.

Who we're looking for

You’ll need to;

  • Deliver practical conservation work to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors
  • Help create a great place to work, sharing common goals
  • Be a team player
  • Be able to work safely, with risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures
  • Some experience in a land, access and conservation management
  • Competence with machinery and equipment required
  • A full UK driving licence

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Closing Date: 03/07/2022  Location: Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Dorking, RH5 6BD

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