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National Trust

Area Ranger

Location: Reigate Hill, Surrey
Contract Type: Permanent Contract
Reference/IRC: IRC129857
Closing Date: 27-Nov-2022
Salary: £25,662 - £27,300 depending on experience


We’re looking for an Area Ranger to join our team at Reigate Hill.

As part of the wider Surrey Hills Portfolio, you’ll work alongside many Ranger and Visitor Experience teams to deliver the portfolio targets and ambitions.

You’ll work with many important stakeholders from farm tenants to the local council, as well as other conservation organisations such as Butterfly Conservation and the Surrey Dormouse group.

What it's like to work here

In addition to Reigate Hill, you’ll manage Gatton Park and Oxted Downs. These include downlands with rare butterflies, woodlands thriving with dormice and an ancient parkland with stunning veteran trees.

There'll be plenty of opportunities to develop and increase your knowledge in habitats that might be new to you. We’re happy to fill in training gaps for the right candidate.

What you'll be doing

Deliver Countryside Stewardship agreements for priority habitats

Create an ambitious habitat management work programme

Shape and deliver the work programme with your volunteer team, contractors and grazier

Lead on infrastructure management by identifying and implementing work plans for all aspects of physical countryside infrastructure and maintaining our extensive rights of way networks

Build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, grazier, tenants and neighbouring land managers

Be responsible for keeping compliant to National Trust standards, including tree safety management.

Who we're looking for

  • We’d love to hear from you if you have:
  • Diploma/NVQ3 or higher in countryside or environmental conservation, or relevant practical experience of countryside/rural skills
  • Full UK Driving licence
  • Effective communication and people management skills (including volunteers and contractors)
  • Project management, presentation, and work programming skills
  • Proven track record of managing and leading on health and safety and environmental compliance

Apply here

Closing Date: 27/11/2022  Location: Reigate Hill, Surrey

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