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National Trust for Scotland

Head Ranger (Torridon Estate)

Hours: (Full Time - 40 hours/week), Permanent

Location: Torridon Estate, Highlands and Islands

Salary range: Grade 4 Lower, £26,928 - £29,784

We are looking for an experienced head ranger to join the team at our iconic property, Torridon Estate. The role of Head Ranger will combine responsibilities on nature conservation, visitor services, learning and community engagement and contribute to the delivery of the National Trust for Scotland’s conservation and operational objectives at Torridon Estate, a 6464 Ha spectacular mountain property situated within the Highland & Islands region, includes some of Scotland’s finest mountain scenery popular with walkers, geologists, and naturalists.

The property holds numerous scientific designations, i.e. 3 x Site of Special Scientific Interest, Natural Nature Reserve, Special Area of Conservation, National Scenic Area and 3 x Geological Conservation Review Sites. Torridon is a much sought-after holiday destination for visitors providing accommodation for families and organised groups through two holiday cottages and a bunkhouse situated within the property.

The role will be in pursuit of the following outcomes for and with the natural heritage cared for by the National Trust for Scotland:

  • Visitors and learning: Enable more people to experience cultural and natural heritage more often, get more out of it & put more back into it.
  • Habitats: Protect the landscapes in our care and associated marine habitats as part of ecologically healthy habitat networks where natural processes predominate and help combat climate change.
  • Our voice: Use evidence and practice from our natural heritage properties to support our voice in advocating for natural heritage.
  • Communities: Work with communities living on or close to our land or with an interest in our land so that they collaborate with us to help achieve our natural heritage outcomes.
  • Built heritage: Protect the built and archaeological heritage in our care and use them to help us explain the “habitats” outcome and achieve the “visitors’ outcome

Interested applicants should forward a completed application form to the People Department (Applications), The National Trust for Scotland, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road Edinburgh EH11 4DF, by mail or by email via, by first post (i.e. 10.00am) on 14th May 2021.

Full job description here

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a charity registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC 007410

Closing Date: 14/05/2021  Location: Torridon Estate, Highlands and Islands

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