Location: Borrowdale, Bowe Barn, Keswick, CA12 5UP
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract / Full Time
Closing Date: 19/03/23
Are you an advocate for great countryside management? Want to be the voice of our landscapes? Calling conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors! We need you to help keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will encourage others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are flawlessly presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away. So if you are you ready for your next challenge then apply today.
Within your application please include a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role and what relevant skills and experience you have.
Any questions about this role please contact: Joe.Cornforth@nationaltrust.org.uk
What it's like to work here
Borrowdale was the first land purchased by the National Trust founders in 1902 in the Lake District. Many beautiful and iconic places are in Borrowdale, such as Derwentwater; Castlerigg (stone circle as old or older than Stonehenge); Watendlath, a hanging valley of such beauty that Walpole based the Herries Chronicle novels here; and Seathwaite, the wettest place in England and also where visitors can ascend Scafell Pike.
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What you'll be doing
As the Area Ranger it will be your responsibility to lead a small team of Rangers working with you across the portfolio, contributing towards HLS (Higher Level Stewardship) targets. Following the Property’s Business Plan you'll build and run an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team.
A key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance, successfully achieving Conservation Performance Indicator targets. Building and maintaining strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, tenants and neighbouring land managers.
You’ll also be responsible for helping with the excellent communication of our conservation work to a wide range of audiences, both new and existing, through events, guided walks and engagement with local communities. You'll appreciate the need for our countryside sites to bring in income, so your business ideas will play an important part in the team’s success.
Closing Date: 19/03/2023 Location: Borrowdale, Bowe Barn, Keswick, CA12 5UP
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