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With a love for the great outdoors, you’ll enjoy working with nature and want to inspire and motivate others.  You’ll help to make habitats for wildlife better and make everyone feel welcome at our places.

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to the important work we’re doing. As part of the Ranger team, you’ll need to think about our impact on the environment and how you can help. 

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £10.78 per hour. We are currently undertaking our pay review process and it is likely that this salary will be increased from 1st April 2024.

Contract: Fixed term until August 2024

Interviews: 18th March

What it’s like to work here

This role is based at High Close near Grasmere. In this role you’ll report to Area Ranger. You will work in a small friendly team to help manage the valleys of Langdale and Grasmere. You will also join the wider Ranger team to deliver nature conservation across Central and East Lakes in the valleys of Windermere & Troutbeck and Ullswater.

Due to the location of our sites and the variety of places you will be working, a drivers licence is essential in order to travel between areas.

What you’ll be doing

As Assistant Ranger, you’ll undertake different task in countryside management. This will include nature conservation working to make habitats better for wildlife, site inspections, routine practical maintenance, monitoring of wildlife habitats, supporting volunteers, and helping to deliver activities that strengthen people’s connections with the outdoors.

As no two days are the same, the nature of the role means a flexible approach is crucial to ensure the right level of support is given across the site. So, whether you’re maintaining our green spaces or talking to people, you’ll inspire others to love our beautiful places as much as you do. 

Who we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from you if you are:

  • able to demonstrate practical experience in land, conservation and access management to level 2 or have 6 months vocational experience
  • willing to work outside in all weathers and deliver tasks when the weather conditions aren’t ideal
  • comfortable working in a flexible and adaptable way
  • able to work alone or under direction, and as part of a team
  • positive with an approachable attitude
  • happy and willing to learn new things
  • enjoy the work you do and happy to share this with others 

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
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. 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 locations
  • Independent financial advice

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