We're looking for an Assistant Ranger to join the Clumber Park Ranger Team. Contract type: 12 month fixed term contract Hours: 37.5 hour pw (full time)
Provisional Interview date is Tuesday 17th August.
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
Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres. Clumber was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. Although the house was demolished in 1938, there are many glimpses of its grand past to explore. From the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to as a 'Cathedral in miniature', you can follow in the footsteps of Dukes through the peaceful pleasure ground to the Walled Kitchen Garden where you can experience sights, scents and a taste of the past
The habitats managed by ranger team at Clumber Park include oak / birch woodland, lowland wood pasture and parkland to lowland heath. At the heart of Clumber Park is a 39ha lake which sits within this Grade 1 registered parkland. Clumber lake is also the centre of the Site of Special Scientific Interest which covers 526ha across the parks mosaic of habitats.Click here for more information about this location What you'll be doing
Your key role will be to undertake a wide range of practical countryside management work including landscape, access and nature conservation tasks. You will enable a broad range of visitors to have outstanding and inspirational experiences through the quality of our welcome and the effectiveness of our conservation work as well as playing a supporting role in enhancing visitor enjoyment of all our properties. You'll provide support to the Ranger Team and work alongside our Volunteers. You'll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we're delivering outstanding outdoor 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.
Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.Who we're looking for
To deliver this role successfully, you'll need:
- To be forward thinking as well as reactive.
- Keen to learn and always willing to pitch in
- Practical experience in land, conservation and access management
- Some experience of delivering engagement activities
- Willingness to work alongside volunteers
- Great people skills with a commitment to customer service standards
- Familiarity with machinery / equipment backed up by appropriate qualifications
- Full driving Licence is essential
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.
Wherever you're from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you - and it doesn't matter if you're jam first, cream first, or even if you don't like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.
Benefits for working at the National Trust include:
- Flexible working whenever possible
- Free parking at most locations
- Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
- Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.