Ranger - Exeter

Employer
The National Trust
Location
Exeter, Devon
Salary
23,200 pa
Closing date
5 Oct 2022
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Ranger - Exeter

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.

What it's like to work here

The Teign valley has it all, high crags, deep gorges, fast rivers, upland Oak woods, coniferous forests, ancient and veteran trees, heathland and grassland. Oh and the last Castle to be built in England perched high above it all! As the Ranger you'll manage all of these habitats, you'll look after SSSI's, SAC's and ancient woodlands, you'll also assist in looking after Fingle Woods, our first landscape partnership with the Woodland Trust. 

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. You'll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, 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. 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. 
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. 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

We'd love to hear from you if you can: 
  • Deliver practical conservation work, using your experience in a land, access and conservation management, to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property.
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors, and be able to share this with visitors, ensuring they understand the value of your work.
  • Help create a great place to work, sharing common goals.
  • Be enthusiastic with a willingness to learn and an excellent team player.
  • Experience in and working in a similar outdoor setting, and be able to work safely in it, following risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures.
  • Competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required, plus a full UK driving 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.

  • 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.

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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