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National Trust


Location: Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter, EX6 6PB
Contract Type: Permanent
Reference/IRC: IRC127976
Closing Date: 02 October 2022
Salary: £23200


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

What it’s like to work here

The Teign valley has it all, high crags, deep gorges, fast rivers, upland Oak woods, coniferous forests, ancient and veteran trees, heathland and grassland. Oh and the last Castle to be built in England perched high above it all! As the Ranger you'll manage all of these habitats, you'll look after SSSI's, SAC's and ancient woodlands, you'll also assist in looking after Fingle Woods, our first landscape partnership with the Woodland Trust.

What you’ll be doing

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, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we're delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work.

So whether you're maintaining our green spaces to assisting with guided visitor walks, through to delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, no two days will be the same. In this role, you'll work some weekends, bank holiday and evenings and being on-call.

Who we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from you if you can:

  • Deliver practical conservation work, using your experience in a land, access and conservation management, to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property.
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors, and be able to share this with visitors, ensuring they understand the value of your work.
  • Help create a great place to work, sharing common goals.
  • Be enthusiastic with a willingness to learn and an excellent team player.
  • Experience in and working in a similar outdoor setting, and be able to work safely in it, following risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures.
  • Competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required, plus a full UK driving licence.

Apply here

Closing Date: 02/10/2022  Location: Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter, EX6 6PB

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