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National Countryside Manager - Filming & Locations

National Trust
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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This role offers a unique opportunity in countryside management, ecology and environmental management working for the UK's largest conservation charity looking after vast areas of green spaces, countryside, coastline, and historic sites so that people and nature can thrive. These are exciting times at the National Trust as we are growing our Filming & Locations team to oversee and manage the commercial filming business at our properties.

We are looking for an experienced Countryside Manager / Ecologist who can advise and support filming at our outdoor places and landscapes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is a new role to ensure that filming does not harm our ambition for nature's recovery by making sure appropriate compliance and protection measures are in place to manage the risks of damage and ensure the protection of land, native species, habitats and the wider environment during filming.

Salary: Please note that the salary advertised has been pro-rated to the part time hours and includes a base salary of £42,588 (FTE), with additional inner London weighting allowance of £4,465 (FTE) What it's like to work here
The Filming & Locations team based in London handles more than 150 new enquiries each month and on average every day there may be three to eight different production crews working across our sites. Even when you are remote working, you will collaborate with multi-disciplinary internal consultants, Operational Risk Business Partners, central and operational teams.

Your contractual location will be our office in London, however there will be an opportunity to explore and agree remote working arrangements which strike the right balance for you and the Trust. The role will periodically travel across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to meet with stakeholders and to carry out work.
What you'll be doing You will maintain an overview of filming at our outdoor places to ensure that the right people are involved at the right time on filming projects. You will make sure that the filming activities comply with relevant legislation and maintain the National Trust's standards of nature conservation to help drive standards and provide advice and support throughout the filming process, from the proposal through the planning, implementation and evaluation stages. You will oversee and manage the necessary ecological consultants and / or rangers who may be deployed to support the supervision of filming on site. You will apply lessons learned during filming to share and develop best practice across the organisation. There is also scope for you to network externally and share and promote the filming work that we do. Who we're looking for
You can view the full role profile for this role in the document attached. You don't need to have all of the knowledge, skills and experience listed in the role profile; this is just to provide a full picture of what is possible in this role. For this position we're looking for someone who has:

  • Significant and extensive experience in relevant land, conservation, and access management, supported by appropriate qualifications to level 6 (or equivalent level of vocational experience) in the area of countryside management, nature conservation or ecology.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience of ecological and environmental management, species, habitat, and practical land management.
  • Substantial knowledge of nature conservation and relevant external issues such as animal welfare and bio-security, including legislation, consents/derogation, national policy and best practice.
  • Knowledge of all health and safety and compliance requirements relevant to a countryside setting including wildlife and environmental legislation.
  • Some practical experience of filming and photography at countryside locations
  • Excellent prioritisation, project and planning skills
  • Ability to build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally.
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

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