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Area Ranger - Scarborough

The National Trust
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
26,832 pa
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Area Ranger - Scarborough


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

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £26832

Contract: Permanent 

Interviews: 3rd June

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What it's like to work here

The Yorkshire Coast portfolio as a whole does not form a single cohesive geographic entity, but consists of no less than sixteen pieces of land spread along some forty miles of coastline, between Saltburn-by-the-Sea in the north and Newbiggin, near Filey. The larger pieces are of (small) farm scale, while many are little more than single fields, with adjoining shoreline (which is often the feature of conservation value).

Bridestones is known predominantly for its impressive sandstone features which are the remnants of Jurassic sedimentary rock laid down over 150-million years ago, and can be seen along the moorland skyline. The associated woodland areas are mainly located along the steeper valley sides of Dovedale Griff, Bridestones Griff and the northern edge of Stain Dale to the south. The woodlands contribute hugely to the diversity of habitats in the immediate area which consists of a mix of open moorland, mature ancient woodland, young broadleaf plantations and grassy glades. 

Based out of Ravenscar, this role includes management of the southern half of the Yorkshire Coast starting with Saltwick Nab in the north down to Newbiggin in the south. It also includes the management of the Bridestones.

What you'll be doing

As the Area Ranger you will manage a small team of Rangers working like you throughout the portfolio: following the lead from the Property’s Business Plan you will build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You will support your fellow rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work, contributing towards HLS (Higher Level Stewardship) targets.

You will play the key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance. You will build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, tenants and neighbouring land managers.

You’ll also be responsible for helping with excellent communication of our conservation work to a wide range of audiences, both new and existing, through events, guided walks and engagement with local communities. You will appreciate the need for our countryside sites to bring in income, so your business ideas will play an important part in the team’s success.

Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

  • Practical experience in land, access, and conservation management, preferably including delivery of small projects and supervision of contractors 
  • Experience of developing and delivering work programs to meet conservation and access outcomes 
  • Experience of leading and line managing teams of staff and/or volunteers 
  • Practical skills applied across a broad range of habitats and estate management, preferably with certification in chainsaw use, tractor driving, and towing trailers 
  • Able to work safely, leading on compliance including writing risk assessments as well as safety and environmental procedures 
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature and the outdoors - able to engage with visitors to help them understand the value of our work 
  • A full UK driving licence is essential.

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

• EV car lease scheme 

• 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

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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