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National Trust

Area Ranger

Location: Cotehele, Cotehele, Saltash, PL12 6TA

Contract Type: Permanent

Reference/IRC: IRC139441

Closing Date: 4th June 2023

Salary: £26169

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. 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.

Accommodation is provided to the postholder for the proper or better performance of their duties in accordance with Trust criteria and HMRC rules

What it's like to work here

This beautiful Tudor mansion is situated high above the River Tamar, with Dartmoor National Park and many unspoilt beaches nearby. The property is brimming with diversity with working environments ranging from woodlands and intertidal wetland to an ancient hillfort (Cadsonbury). The team pride themselves on providing superb customer service, and the family atmosphere amongst the 65-member team makes Cotehele a very special place to work. Due to its location, it’s likely you will need your own transport to get here.

For more information about our property please visit

What you'll be doing

As Area Ranger you will work as an effective member of the ranger team and provide senior support within the department assisting the Lead Ranger in effective departmental planning and delivery. Following the lead from the Property’s Business Plan you will review and manage an effective and flexible work programme. You'll support your fellow rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work, contributing towards Land, Outdoors and Nature targets.

You will play the key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance, successfully achieving Conservation Performance Indicator targets. You will build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, tenants and neighbouring land managers.

Who we're looking for

  • Evidence of experience in land, access, and conservation management
  • Experience of developing and delivering work programs to meet conservation and access outcomes
  • Supporting your team in all aspects, with experience of leading and line-managing teams of staff and/or volunteers
  • Practical skills applied across a broad range of habitats and estate management
  • Able to work safely, leading on compliance including writing risk assessments as well as safety and environmental procedures
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature and the outdoors - able to engage with visitors to help them understand the value of our work
  • A full UK driving license is essential

For further information and to apply, please click here 

Closing Date: 04/06/2023  Location: Cotehele, Cotehele, Saltash, PL12 6TA

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