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Assistant Ranger Christmas Tree Sales

Employer
National Trust
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Sector
Charity
Salary Band
Annual, £10,000 - £14,999
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Summary
The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you'll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation's most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors' breath away.

We're looking for someone to lead the day to day operation of Ormesby Hall's established and successful Christmas Tree Sales operation. If you think you'd be interested in this role, please read on.

Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term contract until 20th December 2021

Internally you'll be known as an Assistant Ranger.

Interviews will be held on 01st November 2021
What it's like to work here
Home of the Pennyman family for nearly 400 years, this classic Georgian mansion, with its Victorian kitchen, attractive gardens and estate walks, provides a unique venue for wedding ceremonies and corporate events. Ormesby Hall captures the spirit of the intimate home of Colonel Jim Pennyman, the last of the Pennyman line, and his arts-loving wife Ruth, as well as the stylish legacy of the 18th-century character 'Wicked' Sir James Pennyman - so named because of his extravagant lifestyle and his gambling with the family fortune.
Click here for more information about this location What you'll be doing
With your endless passion for our work, you'll lead the day to day operation of Ormesby Hall's established and successful Christmas Tree Sales operation. We want you to engage with visitors and customers, making time to talk to them. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone. You will be involved in every aspect of the Christmas Tree business, from set-up to sales, chainsaw work, netting and stock control.

You'll ensure that through excellent customer service, we're delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work. You'll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust.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.In this role, you'll work some weekends, bank holiday and evenings and being on-call.

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 willingness to work alongside volunteers and be able to support them to perform at their best
  • Have a commitment to customer service standards and experience of its delivery
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature and the outdoors
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have good people skills enabling strong relationships externally and internally, to be built and maintained
  • Chainsaw License
The package
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.
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