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Ranger - Hope Valley

The National Trust
Hope Valley, Derbyshire
22,152 pa
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Ranger - Hope Valley


As a Ranger, you’re the heart and soul of the National Trust in the landscapes we protect. You’re a champion of nature conservation and the great outdoors, and you’ll play a crucial role in keeping the nation’s beloved countryside and coast in good shape, for wildlife and for people.

You'll be required to work some weekends, bank holidays and evenings, and be on call.

We are currently undertaking our pay review process and it is likely that this salary will be increased from 1st April 2024.

What it's like to work here

The High Peak Estate is the largest landholding within the Peak District portfolio. With over 11,000 ha of land designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this is a huge and remote area comprising largely moorland and woodland habitats. The High Peak is an important place for wildlife, storing huge amounts of carbon to help mitigate the impact of climate change and providing natural storage for rain water. 

We have a leading 50-year Vision for upland management in the High Peak – encompassing the planting of clough woodlands, through to restoration of wildlife rich ecosystems across large areas of moorland, all in the context of a cultural landscape. We work with our tenants, partners, community stakeholders, volunteers and user groups to achieve our aims.

What you'll be doing

As a Ranger, you'll be part of a small but flexible team covering a large area. You'll be responsible for day to day estate management and maintenance, maintaining excellent standards of presentation and access infrastructure. You'll help to plan and deliver large scale moorland conservation work and contribute to our wider landscape plans through our Landscape Recovery Scheme.

You'll support monitoring to ensure compliance with our stewardship agreements. On such a large estate, you'll build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors and tenants to help us achieve our aims by working effectively together. You'll assist in managing and delivering small projects and a team of volunteers to increase our capacity, working safely and effectively.

With your endless enthusiasm for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery. Your passion will inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. You'll be able to share your work to a wide range of audiences, ensuring special places like these are both protected and enjoyed by everyone for ever. This will see you responding to enquiries and explaining the value of the work being undertaken.

The Peak District like many other countryside sites is experiencing unprecedented levels of recreational use and new audiences. You'll monitor and maintain a safe environment for visitors and support management through our visitor risk plans.

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’re:

  • practically experienced in conservation work, to protect and improve habitats and landscapes
  • happy to talk to all kinds of people about the work you’re doing, and why it matters
  • hard-working and willing to learn
  • able to work safely, using risk assessments and following guidelines
  • experienced in leading and working effectively with volunteers
  • able to use machinery and equipment, with relevant certificates
  • a driver with a full UK driving licence

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 such as 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 Trust places
  • 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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