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National Trust

Area Ranger

Location: Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4DW
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Reference/IRC: IRC152056
Closing Date: 26/05/2024
Salary: £26,832 per annum

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

Hours: 37.5 Hour per week
Salary: £26832
Contract: Fixed until 01/06/2025
Interviews: 5th June

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As the Area Ranger you will manage a Ranger and team of volunteers at Brimham Rocks. Following the lead from the Property’s Business Plan, you will build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You will lead your team in undertaking engagement and conservation work, contributing towards the improvement of the SSSI land condition and meeting the requirements in the site's Countryside Stewardship Scheme agreement.

You will play the key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance. You will be on the site's Duty Manager team rota which will include some weekend working. You will build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, tenants and neighbouring land managers.

You’ll also be responsible for helping with 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 will 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.

Who we’re looking for

  • Practical experience in land, access, and conservation management, preferably including delivery of small projects and supervision of contractors
  • Experience of developing and delivering work programs to meet conservation and access outcomes
  • Experience of leading and line managing teams of staff and/or volunteers
  • Practical skills applied across a broad range of habitats and estate management, preferably with certification in chainsaw use, tractor driving, and towing trailers
  • 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 licence is essential.

Apply: IRC152056 - Area Ranger (

Closing Date: 26/05/2024  Location: Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4DW

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