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National Trust

Assistant Ranger x 6

Location: Northumberland Coast, National Trust MOD Buildings, Low Newton-by-the-Sea, NE66 3EH

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract / Part Time

Reference/IRC: IRC134935

Closing Date: 19/03/2023

Salary: £9.90 per hour however this will lift to £10.78 per hour from 01/04/23

As one of our Assistant Rangers, you will deliver hands-on conservation work at the nationally important Long Nanny shorebird breeding site on the Northumberland Coast. Working as part of a team, you will work to a rota to provide 24-hour protection to the breeding colony. This is an incredibly rewarding role and an opportunity to work on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK, surrounded by amazing wildlife.

Contract duration: Fixed term 1st May – 31st July 2023

Hours/work pattern: 435 hours (average of 33.5 hours per week) across a 24-hour rota. Weekend, bank holiday and night working is required.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 19th March, with interviews scheduled to take place on the 27th and 28th March.

For any questions about the role, please contact

What it's like to work here

The Long Nanny shorebird site is situated in the middle of the stunning Beadnell Bay. Each summer, thousands of shorebirds return to the Long Nanny to breed. Britain’s second rarest breeding seabird, the little tern, breeds here, along with thousands of Arctic terns and a small but regionally significant population of ringed plover. You will be supported by our friendly team of rangers and volunteers to deliver exceptional visitor engagement and seabird conservation work. We will provide you with the training and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of this contract and provide you with a great foundation for a future career in conservation.

Click here for more information on this location: Embleton and Newton Links | Northumberland | National Trust

What you'll be doing

You will work as part of a close-knit team to protect the three species of shorebirds that breed at the Long Nanny: Little Tern, Arctic Tern and Ringed Plover. You will work to a rota to ensure that the site is monitored and protected 24-hours a day between May and July. Through a combination of lone working and teamwork, you will help to conserve the site and species that breed here for future generations and will inspire visitors with your knowledge and enthusiasm. From seabird monitoring and nest protection to predator management and visitor engagement, no two days are the same. This is a varied and intensely satisfying role on the front line of seabird conservation.

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Closing Date: 19/03/2023  Location: Northumberland Coast, National Trust MOD Buildings, Low Newton-by-the-Sea, NE66 3EH

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