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Assistant Ranger

Employer
National Trust
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Summary
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 role will play a key part in supporting the delivery of the North Devon Grasslands Project in 2022. A project that is working towards restoring species richness to our grasslands across the North Devon portfolio of places.
You'll work across our four properties of West Exmoor, Torridge, Woolacombe and Arlington Court, with Woolacombe likely to be your main base and starting point for each day. What it's like to work here
Devon is a county of contrasts - from surfing beaches and spectacular cliffs on the north coast to the mellow south Devon countryside, with the wilds of Dartmoor - our North Devon portfolio has it all! With inspiring valleys, sandy beaches, towering cliffs, woodlands and moorland, North Devon was a favourite landscape of the Romantic Poets. It provides all visitors with a huge opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with walks of all shapes and sizes and if you love the outdoors, you'll love being part of our team who promote our cause and the importance of preserving these special places for our future generations.

For more information about our property please visit days-out/regionsouthwest/devon
What you'll be doing
You'll be supporting the delivery of the North Devon Grasslands Project through tasks such as; brush/hand harvesting local seed, sorting and distributing our capital seed order, transporting machinery, monitoring grasslands, producing case files and delivering industry/public engagement events.

A UK driving license is essential.

Desirable experience;
  • Trailer towing
  • Off road driving
  • ATV handling
  • Tractor handling
  • Soil and or vegetation monitoring
  • Event planning and delivery

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'll 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.

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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