Lead Ranger

The National Trust

Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
£28,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: IRC56340

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 21st January 2018   5 days left

Lead Ranger

£28,000 pa
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


This is an exciting time to join the outdoors team at Clumber Park. We are currently undertaking a 10 year, £9 million revitalisation plan and we are looking for an experienced Lead Ranger who can work with the team to help deliver the project and maximise its potential. This role requires the ability to balance both the demands of managing and developing our countryside estate with those of a busy, high profile visitor environment.

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.

Clumber Park is a special and important place, one of just a handful of Grade 1 registered parks in the country enjoyed by many people. Our investment programme is predominately focused on conservation and improving our visitor experience for the hundreds and thousands of visitors we welcome to Clumber Park every year as well as ensuring our financial sustainability.

What you'll be doing

As Lead Ranger, you’ll be responsible for the management of a team of 8 Rangers who care for extensive parkland and woodlands across a wider rural estate. You’ll lead your high performing team of staff and volunteers to instil a culture of exceptional service, ensuring every visitor receives a high quality, consistent welcome with access to our unique stories which bring this special place to life.

Working alongside the Conservation Manager you’ll lead a landscape workstream and work as part of the wider project team on the Clumber Revitalised project. You’ll inform decision making, lead changes and ensure our visitors and stakeholders are engaged and understand the work being undertaken.

You’ll develop and coordinate a wide range of response operations, commission specialist contractors, manage estate produce and build relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally. Putting conservation at the heart of everything you do you’ll plan and deliver a programme of work to deliver our nature conservation ambitions, work with our tenants and develop recreation and access opportunities across the property. You’ll always be considering how we can reduce our human footprint on the environment with a long-term focus on care and sustainability.

You’ll be responsible for managing the budgets and for working with the procurement team centrally to ensure we get the best value when purchasing assets and services.

Who we're looking for

To deliver this role successfully, you’ll need to be proud to work in such a beautiful location and thrive on delivering exceptional care for our environment and our visitors. So, you’ll be;

  • An experienced people manager with the ability to lead a team to deliver effectively
  • An excellent communicator with experience in stakeholder management
  • Experienced in project management
  • Inspiring, great with people and comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Experienced in relevant land, conservation and access management
  • Customer aware and take pride on delivering excellent customer service
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, organised and self-motivated
  • Confident in managing budgets, finances and contracts
  • Knowledgeable in health and safety requirements and other compliance issues relating to the countryside and visitor activities and events

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 21 January 2018

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