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Area Ranger

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Headley Heath, Epsom
Salary Additional Information £24,075 Per Annum
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 30/05/2021
Company Name National Trust
Contact Name Human Resources
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We’re looking for an experienced Area Ranger with strong people and leadership skills to join our team at Headley Heath

Are you experienced and knowledgeable in land, conservation and access management and looking for a new, exciting opportunity? 

We can offer you some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces to work in!

Contract: Permanent Full Time

Salary: £24,075 Per Annum

Hours: 37.5 Hours Per Week

What it's like to work here

Headley Heath A wonderful mix of open heathland, woodland and chalk downland

Headley Heath has a wide network of tracks to explore, and stunning views to rival any of its neighbours - the perfect place to enjoy the countryside, whether walking, cycling or horseriding.

The Heath is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its rich, varied, and sometimes rare, wildlife, made up of a wonderful mosaic of open heath, chalk downland slopes and mixed woodland.

There's always something new to see, from fragrant, bright yellow gorse and breathtaking purple heathers, to deer, badgers and dragonflies.

During the warmer months Headley Heath is alive with bird song from rare birds like stonechats, linnets, meadow pipits and woodlarks.

What you'll be doing

As the Headley Heath Area Ranger you will work as part of a small team of Rangers throughout the portfolio: following the lead from the property’s business and site management plan  you will build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your colleagues. You will support your fellow rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work, contributing towards conservation and engagement targets.

You will play the key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance, successfully achieving Conservation Performance Indicator targets. You will build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, local residents, 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.

Who we're looking for

In your application please provide details of how you meet the criteria for this role.

To deliver this role successfully, you will need to;

  • Have evidence of good people management and leadership, including experience in managing contractors, volunteers and small projects, including budgets.
  • Have good wildlife identification skills for example 
  • Habitat and species surveying experience
  • Have a full UK Driving licence
  • Significant practical experience in land, conservation and access management, supported by appropriate qualifications to level 4 (or equivalent level of vocational experience) 
  • Competence with machinery / equipment such as chainsaw, brush cutter. 
  • Have excellent communication skills including public presentation
  • Have strong organisational skills including work programming
  • Have a proven track record of managing and leading on health and safety and environmental compliance

The package

Benefits for working at the National Trust:

  • 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.


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