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.
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