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National Trust

Lead Ranger

Ref: IRC108067
Salary: £32,328 pa
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
Kedleston Hall, nr Quarndon, Kedleston, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

What you'll be doing

With a team of dedicated and enthusiastic Rangers (staff and volunteers) you will continue to improve the biodiversity of this special site while also welcoming over 200,000 visits each year. Key projects your team will deliver include delivery of our HLS funded Woodland Management scheme, hedgerow planting, management of new wildflower meadows and work to protect our White-clawed Crayfish.

You’ll set the vision and direction for Kedleston’s Parkland with the support of specialist advice from our internal consultancy. You’ll empower your team to be their best, working together to deliver benefits for people and nature. You’ll be an active member of Kedleston’s Senior Leadership Team supporting the General Manager in developing and delivering Kedlestons Property Business Plan. You’ll manage a team of highly capable Rangers and volunteers to ensure great conservation of our Parkland and satellite sites including the creation and delivery of our Parkland Management Plan, Higher Level Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship agreements. You'll also have delegated responsibility for managing the budgets required to deliver this work and for protecting and enhancing the Trust’s assets and reputation.

This role offers a great opportunity for someone who already has experience of leading a Ranger and volunteer team with strong project management and practical skills. You'll need extensive knowledge of land management and a track record of delivering to a high standard. In this management role, you'll be a confident and articulate communicator, a skilled and driven leader. Central to the role will be your ability to balance both the demands of managing and developing our Parkland and portfolio sites, with the demands of a busy, high profile visitor environment.

Who we're looking for

  • An experienced people manager with the ability to lead a team effectively
  • Experienced in land, conservation, and access management, ideally within a heritage setting
  • Knowledge of SSI designations, environmental land management schemes and key stakeholders
  • Confident in managing budgets, finances, and contracts
  • Knowledgeable in health and safety requirements and other compliance issues relating to the countryside and visitor activities
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, inspiring, great with people and comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • An excellent communicator with experience in stakeholder management
  • Customer aware and committed to delivering excellent customer service
  • Organised and self-motivated, confidently able to manage a demanding workload with competing pulls on your time

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Closing date: 26th September 2021

Closing Date: 26/09/2021  Location: Kedleston Hall, nr Quarndon, Kedleston, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

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