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National Trust

Lead Ranger

Location: Knightshayes. Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RQ .

Contract Type: Permanent

Reference/IRC: IRC107979

Closing Date: 03/10/2021

Salary: £28400 pa

We are recruiting a Lead Ranger to join the team at Knightshayes and help deliver our aim to provide the highest standards of care for everything we look after whilst working in a way that feels relevant and necessary to people and their day-to-day lives.

What you'll be doing

Combining your technical knowledge with a flair and passion for creativity, your challenge is to help us restore our parkland and semi natural ancient woodland landscapes, which includes looking after our significant tree collection at Knightshayes. To do this you will work closely collaboratively with our other teams, particularly the gardens team.

You will play a key role as part of the wider Knightshayes leadership team, shaping and influencing our future, not only for our parkland and countryside but for the whole portfolio. You’ll report directly to the General Manager and will manage a small team of Rangers and volunteers, working closely with other property Heads of Department.

You will develop and coordinate a wide range of cyclical and response operations, commission specialist contractors and contribute to a programme of conservation and engagement projects. You’ll use your leadership skills and experience in countryside and woodland management to drive forward our ambitious plans for conservation and visitor engagement.

You will be responsible for managing budgets required to deliver this work and for protecting and enhancing the Trust’s assets and reputation. As a small and driven team, we work collaboratively across our property team, the Trust and with other external partners to deliver those expectations.

Who we're looking for

  • Significant experience in countryside management and/or arboriculture
  • Organised and self-motivated, confidently able to manage a demanding workload with competing pulls on your time.
  • Experienced in managing teams of staff (and volunteers) to effectively deliver objectives.
  • Excellent communicator with experience of stakeholder management.
  • An inspiration to everyone around you, from colleagues and volunteers to visitors and peers.
  • Experience of managing projects.
  • Customer aware with a pride in delivering exceptional service.
  • Confident in managing budgets and contracts.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in relevant health and safety requirements associated with this type of role.

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Closing Date: 03/10/2021  Location: Knightshayes. Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RQ

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