Logo: National Trust

National Trust


Location: Polesden Lacey
Contract Type: Permanent Contract
Reference/IRC: IRC120186
Closing Date: 22nd May 2022
Salary: £21,684 per annum

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

Polesden Lacey is one of the most visited National Trust estates in the South East welcoming over 400,000 visitors a year with at least an additional 100,000 just using the wider estate. It is an exciting time to be joining the ranger team with projects planned and underway managing our woodland and farmed estate to improve biodiversity and provide access for the many user groups to the countryside. The estate has recently acquired an extra 130 acres of woodland making it an exciting time to be involved in planning the future management. The team also manage chalk grassland, ancient woodland, a SSSI and wood pasture with patches of heathland creating a diverse role.

This picturesque property is just four miles outside of Dorking, however you're likely to need your own form of transport to get here.

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task.

You’ll make sure that we’re delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work. You’ll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust. a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, no two days will be the same.

You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here and respond to queries

In this role, you’ll work some weekends, bank holiday and evenings and being on-call.

Who we're looking for

  • Deliver practical conservation work to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors
  • Able to engage with visitors to ensure they understand the value of your work
  • Be enthusiastic with a willingness to learn
  • Be able to work safely, with risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures
  • Experience in a land, access and conservation management
  • Competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required

To apply, click here  

Closing Date: 22/05/2022  Location: Polesden Lacey, Dorking, Surrey

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