Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find better ways to do things.The Pay: £17,375 - £18,075 dependent on experience. Please note that the salary advertised is already prorated to part time hours. Hours: 22.5 hours a week. We are flexible with the working schedule and are happy to discuss specific working times at interview stage. There will be an expectation to work weekends on a rota basis.Contract: 6 month fixed term contract
What it's like to work here
Limpsfield Common was used by commoners for grazing their animals and collecting stone and firewood. Now, with its extensive network of footpaths and bridleways through patches of open heathland and large areas of woodland, the Common is a perfect place to enjoy the countryside, whether walking, cycling or horse riding. There's an old Roman road to saunter along too.
Limpsfield Common is also a good spot for family outings and picnics, with open, mainly flat, spaces to run and explore. There are magnificent beech trees, some around 200 years old, and the woodland is carpeted with bluebells in spring.
Also look out for the partly hidden, recently restored (to its war time condition) Second World War air raid shelter.
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. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.
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. 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. This will see you responding to queries and explaining the value of the work being undertaken. After all, your passion and dedication could fire the imagination that makes a visitor become a supporter for the rest of their life. Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.
Who we're looking for
To deliver this role successfully, you'll need to:
- Demonstrate a passion for nature and the outdoors
- Have good verbal communication and customer service skills, able to interact confidently customers and colleagues
- Have good people skills able to build strong relationships externally and internally with volunteers and employees.
- In this role you'll be working alongside volunteers, assigning tasks and supporting them to perform at their best
- Practical experience in land, conservation and access management, to level 2 (or equivalent level of vocational experience)
- Familiarity with machinery/equipment and practical certificates as required by the property
- Full UK driving license
The National Trust has the motto 'For everyone, for ever' at its heart. We're working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It's important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we're for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.
Wherever you're from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you - and it doesn't matter if you're jam first, cream first, or even if you don't like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.
Benefits for working at the National Trust include:
- Flexible working whenever possible
- Free parking at most locations
- Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
- Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.