Fix the Fells Assistant Ranger - Wasdale

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Fix the Fells Assistant Ranger - Wasdale


The voice of the National Trust in the uplands, you’ll be working to ensure the future health of the Lake District fells. The Cumbrian mountains will be your office as you enjoy the unique physical demands of building and maintaining the paths that protect habitat and deliver inspiration. 

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) permanent role starting in April 2023.

If you have any questions about this role please contact: Liam Prior on 07792 949 096

Interviews will be held in Wasdale on 30th March 2023.

What it's like to work here

This role is based in the Western Lake District, you’ll spend your days in the high fells mainly on and around Scafell Pike. You’ll represent partnership organisation Fix the Fells in a four-person upland team, working within the wider West Lakes ranger team. Reporting to the upland Area Ranger and working alongside one Ranger and another Assistant Ranger, you’ll develop close relationships and make a lasting difference.

Fix the Fells passionately works to protect the precious landscape and biodiversity of the area by repairing and preventing erosion damage and creating sustainable paths. You’ll spend time working alongside the partnership’s dedicated team of experienced volunteers and other Lake District ranger teams.

This role is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) until 30 June 2023.

What you'll be doing

As a Fix the Fells Assistant Ranger you’ll be focused on erosion control through upland path repair, preserving upland habitats through practical work. You’ll learn to recognise erosion problems and employ a range of upland path repair techniques to control them. Whether surveying, building or repairing, you’ll talk to people, inspiring others to love our beautiful places as much as you do.

Working mostly on larger footpath projects you’ll experience the seasons passing from up on high. A demanding role; come rain or shine you’ll enjoy hiking daily in and out of your worksite, manoeuvring heavy stones, digging lots of holes and aiding your colleagues. Working in remote locations with a mind for health and safety and manual handling, you’ll make a direct difference to the landscape and create a lasting impression on the people you meet. 

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.

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.

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Free entry to National Trust properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Independent financial advice

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.


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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