Malvern Hills Trust

£19,554 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.malvernhills.org.uk reception@malvernhills.org.uk

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 8th June 2020   2 days left

Warden (Full time 37 hrs / wk)

Responsible to: The Chief Executive Officer

Starting Salary: NJC Scale Point 7 (£19,554)

Hours: 37 hrs hours per week on a rota pattern which includes every weekend and some evening on-call duty.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the staff team in one of Britain’s most iconic landscapes. The successful candidate will carry out a wide range of practical tasks involved in helping to manage the Malvern Hills.

The area

The Malvern Hills and Commons are a nationally important and iconic area of the British countryside. Over 1,000,000 people flock to the area each year and the view from the top of the Hills has been voted one of the best in Britain. The area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the Hills contain a number of Scheduled Monuments.

The organisation

The Malvern Hills Trust is a statutory body established by Act of Parliament in 1884 and is also a registered charity. The Trust manages the majority of the Malvern Hills and Commons – totalling over 1200ha (3000 acres). The Trust’s duties and responsibilities are set out under the 1884 Act and four subsequent Acts and include:

  • Preserving the natural aspect of the hills
  • Protecting and managing trees, shrubs, turf and other vegetation
  • Preventing unlawful digging and quarrying
  • Keeping the hills open, unenclosed and unbuilt on as open spaces for the recreation and enjoyment of the public
  • Conserving and enhancing biodiversity, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Scheduled Monuments on its land.

The role

Responsible to the CEO, the Warden role involves undertaking a range of regular patrol duties and practical tasks across all the land managed by the Malvern Hills Trust. These include

  • assisting and guiding members of the public
  • monitoring public use of the land (car parks, paths and open areas) and compliance with the byelaws that apply
  • undertaking practical habitat and estate maintenance tasks
  • coordinating and leading volunteers
  • caring for the landscape, wildlife and archaeological features found on the land

All work has to be carried out in a way that conforms to statutory restrictions, environmental good practice and Health and Safety legislation, as well as complying with the Trust’s duties under its Acts of Parliament and helping to deliver our Land Management Plan and Business Plan.

Full details with Job Description and Application Form is available on the Trust website at www.malvernhills.org.uk, or on request by email from reception@malvernhills.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Monday 8th June 2020 (12 noon).

Provisional date for Interviews to be held on: Wednesday 17th June 2020.

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