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Assistant Ranger - Newtownards

The National Trust
Closing date
23 May 2022

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*Assistant Ranger - Newtownards*


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.

*What it's like to work here*

The role with focus on our open coast and countryside sites across the East Down property group which have experienced a significant increase in visitor numbers during recent years. Although the role is based at the Schoolhouse, Mount Stewart, your focus will be on assisting with visitor engagement, patrolling and site maintenance at our key sites such as Ballymacormick Point and Orlock on the North Down coast. This is a fixed-term contract to 31 October 2022. Working hours will be 10am to 5pm, Friday to Monday

*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 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
And you'll need to demonstrate the following experience on your CV;

* Practical experience in land, conservation and access management, to level 2 (or equivalent level of vocational experience)

* Some experience of delivering engagement activities that help build or strengthen visitors' connections with nature and the outdoors

* Familiarity with machinery/equipment and practical certificates as required by the property

*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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