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National Trust


Location: Purbeck Estate, Countryside Office, Swanage, BH19 3AA

Contract Type: Permanent

Reference/IRC: IRC127963

Closing Date: 9th October 2022

Salary: £21684


As a conservation champion and lover of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful.

What it's like to work here

You'll be part of a dedicated team who love the outdoors and delivering for nature. We strive to be open and inclusive, working with a wide range of stakeholders including farm tenants, community environmental groups and activity providers. Landscape scale conservation requires us to also work with many partners including the RSPB, Natural England and Forestry England.

Purbeck is one of the most ecologically diverse landscapes in the UK with internationally important and designated habitats including: A significant area of lowland heath, coastal dunes, saltmarsh and cliffs, ancient woodland and calcareous grassland. It is our mission to connect people to Purbeck’s wild coast & country through experiences that will move, teach and inspire, and will ultimately lead people to share and develop our vision.

What you'll be doing

With your endless passion for our work, you'll inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. As part of our team you'll assist in habitat conservation, the maintenance of estates infrastructure and machinery, while ensuring we are compliant and keep yourself and others safe. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here, ensuring special places like these are here to be both protected and enjoyed by everyone for ever.

In this role, you may be required to work weekends, bank holiday, evenings and be on-call.

Who we're looking for

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • The ability and experience to deliver practical conservation work to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property
  • A passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors and are able to engage with visitors to ensure they understand the value of your work.
  • Enthusiasm with a willingness to learn, and can help create a great place to work, sharing common goals.
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Be able to work safely, with risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures
  • Experience in and working in a similar outdoor setting
  • Competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required, with a full UK driving licence

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Closing Date: 09/10/2022  Location: Purbeck Estate, Countryside Office, Swanage, BH19 3AA

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