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Assistant Ranger - Liverpool

The National Trust
Liverpool, Merseyside
9.90 per hour
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

Job Details

Assistant Ranger - Liverpool



*Internal Applicants only

Our colleagues work for the National Trust in many locations and sometimes don't have easy access to internal vacancy listings. Using the internet ensures we can reach as many of our colleagues as possible. We appreciate that this can be frustrating for external talent. Do note that some roles are released externally after an initial period of time.

With a love for the great outdoors, you’ll enjoy working with nature and want to inspire and motivate others.  You’ll help to make habitats for wildlife better and make everyone feel welcome at our places.  

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to the important work we’re doing. As part of the Ranger team, you’ll need to think about our impact on the environment and how you can help. 

You'll join us on a permanent part time contract - 15 hours per week. The post will be working two days per week, primarily Wednesday and Thursday but on occasion changing to other days. The role will involve opening up and closing the estate along with tractor driving, mowing and general maintenance of the estate. Time of work is 9am to 5pm winter hours then 10am to 6pm summer hours. 

Interviews will be held 24th March

Any questions about this role please contact:

What it's like to work here

The ranger team consists of 3 staff and 10 ranger volunteers helping us on various days. 

Speke Hall is a distinctive black and white Tudor house situated on the banks of the River Mersey. This is a demanding, yet rewarding time to join the property as the team is currently working hard to deliver an ambitious master plan. Speke Hall has plenty of opportunities within customer service and the visitor experience for those who would like to make a contribution to the growth and development of this unique property.

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What you'll be doing

As Assistant Ranger, you’ll undertake different task in countryside management. This will include nature conservation working to make habitats better for wildlife, site inspections, routine practical maintenance, monitoring of wildlife habitats, supporting volunteers, and helping to deliver activities that strengthen people’s connections with the outdoors. 

As no two days are the same, the nature of the role means a flexible approach is crucial to ensure the right level of support is given across the site. So, whether you’re maintaining our green spaces or talking to people, you’ll inspire others to love our beautiful places as much as you do. 

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 are:  
  • Able to demonstrate practical experience in land, conservation and access management to level 2 or have 6 months vocational experience  
  •  Willing to work outside in all weathers and deliver tasks when the weather conditions aren’t ideal
  • Comfortable working in a flexible and adaptable way
  • Able to work alone or under direction, and as part of a team?  
  • Positive with an approachable attitude
  • Happy and willing to learn new things
  • Enjoy the work you do and happy to share this with others.

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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