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Assistant Ranger - Montacute

The National Trust
Montacute, Somerset
10.78 per hour
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Assistant Ranger - Montacute


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. 
Contract/Hours: Fixed term till Dec 2024/ 22.5 Hours per week.
Work Pattern: Preferred Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but can be flexible

What it's like to work here

In this role you’ll report to the Lead Ranger . The wider Ranger team includes 2 Rangers.

Formed of a portfolio of properties including Montacute House, Lytes Cary Manor,  Barrington Court and Tintinhull Garden, habitats include traditional orchards, lowland meadow, ancient woodland and parklands. Work will include completing tasks to fulfil our countryside stewardship objectives.

Investing in youWe want you to learn, discover and develop your career. And we’ll do everything we can to offer you the training, opportunities and support that you need to achieve your goals. We’ll work with you to plan your development in a way that’s right for your needs.??? 

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. 

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 places 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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