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Malvern Hills Trust


Position: Warden (Full time)
Responsible to: The Chief Executive Officer
Starting Salary: NJC Scale Point 7 (£19,554)
Hours:37 hrs p/w

The area
The Malvern Hills and Commons are a nationally important and iconic area of the British countryside. The area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and includes several Scheduled Monuments.

The organisation
The Malvern Hills Trust is a statutory body established by Act of Parliament in 1884 and a registered charity. The Trust manages most the Malvern Hills and Commons –over 1200ha (3000 acres). The Trust’s duties and responsibilities are set out under the 1884 Act and four subsequent Acts and include:

  • Preserving the natural aspect of the hills
  • Protecting and managing trees, shrubs, turf and other vegetation
  • Preventing unlawful digging and quarrying
  • Keeping the hills open, unenclosed and unbuilt on as open spaces for the recreation and enjoyment of the public
  • Conserving and enhancing biodiversity, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Scheduled Monuments on its land.

The role
Responsible to the CEO, the role involves regular patrol duties and practical tasks across land managed by MHT. Including:

  • assisting and guiding members of the public
  • monitoring public use of the land (car parks, paths/open areas, public events) and compliance with the byelaws
  • undertaking practical habitat and estate maintenance tasks
  • coordinating and leading volunteers
  • caring for the landscape, wildlife and archaeological features found on the land

All work must comply with statutory restrictions, environmental good practice and Health and Safety legislation. Also complying with the Trust’s duties under its Acts of Parliament and Land Management/ Business Plans.

Full details and an application form are available on the Trust website at or on request by email from

Closing date for application: Monday 8th June 2020 (12 noon).

Provisional Interview date: Wednesday 17th June 2020.

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