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Area Ranger

National Trust
Closing date
5 Aug 2021

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We have an opportunity to build on the existing delivery of estate management. The property is keen to play its part throughout the estate to enhance biodiversity as part of the Land Outdoors and Nature strategy. We are looking for an Area Ranger who wants to support the management and delivery of the estate with nature, beauty and history at the forefront of what we share with our visitors.

Please note this role will start in September.
What it's like to work here
When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country. The Abbey is part museum, part house, and filled with treasures. There's no mistaking the magnificence of the Great Barn, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built all those centuries ago.

For more information about our property please visit buckland-abbey
What you'll be doing
As a great communicator, you will engage with the staff and volunteer teams to inspire and set the example for team working and work well in a job share situation.

You will participate in a mixture of practical woodland management, tenant, partner and community engagement, some delegated budget responsibility, working with property and regional colleagues, health & safety of the estate and its woodland, supporting the management of the volunteers and staff.

Part of the Property Leadership Team, and you will be part of the team delivering events, interpreting the property on site and through social media channels.

You will be required to participate in regular weekend working on a rota and take responsibility for health & safety as appropriate

Please note this role is a job share working two days a week, to be discussed at interview.
Who we're looking for
To deliver this role successfully, you will need to;
  • Have practical experience of countryside/rural skills
  • Have evidence of good people management and leadership
  • Have excellent communication skills including public presentation
  • Have strong organisational skills including work programming
  • Have a proven track record of managing and leading on health and safety and environmental compliance
  • Have a full UK Driving licence
  • Be able to manage contractors and small projects, including budgets.
  • Diploma/NVQ3 or higher in countryside or environmental conservation
  • Have good wildlife identification skills
  • Habitat and species surveying experience
  • Empathy with, and significant experience of, working with volunteers
The package
Benefits for working at the National Trust:
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • Free 24-hour support service
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Training & Development tailored to you
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.

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