Assistant Ranger (Short Term), Seahouses

The National Trust

Seahouses, Northumberland
£16,497 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: IRC74243

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019  

Assistant Ranger (Short Term)

£16,497 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/07/19)


Ref: IRC74243


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

Seahouses is the gateway to the Farne Islands which is an important breeding site for many seabirds including: Puffins, Guillemots, Terns, Eider ducks, Shags and Kittiwakes. The Islands are also one of the biggest Grey Seal pupping sites in the UK. As well as wildlife the Islands have many important historical buildings and features such as lighthouses, a 15th century pele tower and a chapel. All the profit generated from the Farne Islands goes towards conserving our wonderful coastline and wildlife.

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 maintaining our green spaces to assisting with guided visitor walks, through to delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, 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.

Please also read the full role profile on our website.

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


Read more about the benefits we offer to support you here

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year.

For further information and to apply, please follow: https://careers.nationaltrust.....

Please include a cover letter with your application.

Closing date: 03 February 2019

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