- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
- HOPE VALLEY, GB
Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning; our place in the organisation's future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our countryside in places like our National Parks.
We are looking for two Assistant Rangers to join our Peak District ranger teams, one based in the White Peak and one at Edale for six months from mid-June.
What it's like to work here:The High Peak estate is 10,000 hectares of mainly wild upland moorlands that are internationally important for their range of habitats and associated species. As well as being a major part of the north of England’s natural heritage, the High Peak is also steeped in cultural heritage, including being a main contributor to the development of National Parks in England and Wales.
One of these roles is based in the White Peak and the other is based at Edale.
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What you'll be doing:You'll help to look after our countryside for the benefit of both people and wildlife and 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.
You'll help the Ranger teams look after habitats and wildlife across the estate, along with footpaths, boundaries and access tracks. You'll also work closely with volunteers and welcome visitors. Your passion will inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do.
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.
This role will include working outdoors in all weathers as part of a skilled and practical team and some weekend and evening working. You'll also need a full driving license and to be physically fit as some work locations are remote and require a walk to site.
Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.
Who we're looking forTo deliver this role successfully, you will need to:
Have good written and verbal communication skills
Have good people skills enabling strong relationships externally and internally, to be built and maintained
Have a commitment to customer service standards, and experience of its delivery
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
A full driving license
A good level of physical fitness
Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.
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 !