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Lead Ranger - Newcastle upon Tyne

Employer
The National Trust
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salary
29,640 pa
Closing date
18 May 2022
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Lead Ranger - Newcastle upon Tyne

Summary

Do you want to lead a dedicated Ranger team across a range of beautiful locations to support and enhance our nature conservation and people engagement ambitions whilst also playing a key role in our national ambition of creating 20 Green Corridors by 2030 then this could be the job for you. 
Based at National Trust Gibside the Lead Ranger deploys and supports our Ranger Team across; Penshaw Monument & Woods, Ebchester Woods, Washington Old Hall, Gibside itself and our external work along the Rivers Derwent and Tyne as part of our exciting Green Corridor Project. 
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview anytime from 23rd May – 3rd June at Gibside, Rowlands Gill Gateshead.    
For further information contact Mick Wilkes, General Manager: mick.wilkes@nationaltrust.org.uk

What it's like to work here

Situated just outside Gateshead, this 18th century landscape garden and wildlife haven is loved by the local community. Weekly activities, play trails, and an adventure playground have made Gibside popular with families, and visitor numbers have doubled in the last five years. The lively pub and beer garden offers local ales, comfort food and a play space for the kids. The staff welcome people with lots of energy to join this friendly garden landscape, situated on the edge of the city.

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What you'll be doing

Your key work location Gibside is a vibrant and diverse place to work.  Our ambitions around great conservation work are matched by our ambition to become more diverse and inclusive in regard to the communities we serve.  We are striving to make everyone welcome at all our properties and making connections to nature available to aid peoples understanding in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills to carry on protecting and enhancing our natural environments. 
Our Ranger Team consists of 4 Rangers working to the Lead Ranger and operates 7 days per week over 363 days per year.  We are also supported by enthusiastic volunteer teams at the various locations and often work in direct partnership with other organisations both on our own and on other sites.   A comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training for specific sites and use of technical kit and equipment is offered alongside opportunities to explore learning across our national network of countryside sites. 
Working with us can really help you develop your career in countryside management; through specialist training, a large range of on-the-job experiential learning and opportunities to link and share with the large and diverse network of Lead Rangers across the whole country.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for a highly skilled countryside manager who has a proven track record in partnership and people development.  You will be to be a proficient networker, be able to work through others and take non countryside specialist along a developmental journey with you so great communication is paramount.  Juggling priorities and leading by example whilst also operating on sites with high visitor pressures with also be fundamental assessment criteria in the selection process.

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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Company

The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

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