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Assistant Ranger x2

Salary:
£16,991 pa
Location:
Hexham
Company:
NATIONAL TRUST

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Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 18 mo)


Summary


Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the
organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special
places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the
environment, and find better ways to do things.


What it's like to work here


The iconic Hadrians Wall is a World Heritage site. As part of this team, you’ll work across a
portfolio of sites which also includes Allen Banks, Staward Gorge, Cherryburn, Housesteads Fort
and George Stephenson’s Birthplace. Roles within this portfolio are varied and the team is
looking for committed people who’ll contribute to the locations’ ongoing growth and success.
You’ll need your own transport to reach these locations.


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.


So whether you’re managing our habitats, improving access or working with our volunteers, no
two days will be the same. You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here, ensuring
special places like these are here to be both protected and enjoyed by everyone for ever. This
will see you responding to queries and explaining the value of the work being undertaken. After
all, your passion and dedication could fire the imagination that makes a visitor become a
supporter for the rest of their life.


Who we're looking for


To deliver this role successfully, you'll need to:


Demonstrate a willingness to work alongside volunteers and be able to support them to
perform at their best.

Have a commitment to customer service standards and experience of its delivery.

Demonstrate a passion for nature and the outdoors.

Have good written and verbal communication skills.

Have good people skills enabling strong relationships externally and internally, to be
built and maintained.



And you'll need to demonstrate the following experience on your CV;


Practical experience in land, conservation and access management, to level 2 (or equivalent
level of vocational experience).

Some experience of delivering engagement activities that help build or strengthen visitors’
connections with nature and the outdoors.

Familiarity with machinery/equipment and practical certificates as required by the
property.



Benefits


Flexible working whenever possible

Free parking at most locations

Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.

Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

Generous annual leave

Subsidised health cash plan

Free 24-hour support service

Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Training & Development tailored to you

Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.



To find out more and apply, please click here


Closing Date: 20 January 2020

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