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Ranger - Minehead

Employer
The National Trust
Location
Minehead, Somerset
Salary
22,152 pa
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

Job Details

Ranger - Minehead

Summary

*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.

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the 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

Working across the large and diverse landscapes of the Holnicote estate on Exmoor, this role shall have a focus on managing the Uplands and heathlands of the 12,500 acre estate. This includes the iconic landscape around Dunkery beacon, part of the Dunkery and Horner NNR through to the coastal heaths above Porlock bay. This role shall be joining an ambitious and experienced team, with an emphasis on delivering our Land, Outdoors and Nature strategy. You will assist in all aspects of a Ranger role such as habitat management, estate maintenance, wildlife surveying and visitor engagement.



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. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.
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. 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.

Who we're looking for

Essential: 
  • Experienced in a range of countryside management and nature conservation skills 
  • Chainsaw and brushcutter qualifications
  • Good working understanding of health and safety, including safe maintenance equipment
  • Ability to work well, both independently and in a team
  •  Experience working with and leading volunteers
 Desirable: 
  • Experienced in the use and operation of agricultural and plant machinery, such as tractors and excavators


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.

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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