Ranger Jobs Vacancy at National Trust Helston
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Ranger Jobs Vacancy at National Trust Helston Jobs Details:
The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. This is a really exciting opportunity for someone who has a passion for woodlands and the outdoors and for enabling people to get involved in our work. A desire to develop, take on new challenges and an ability to think on your feet is essential The role will be diverse, challenging and hard work but there is a great property team to support you and there’ll be great job satisfaction.
The role is a 3 year contract, and you'll be an important part of the Penrose Ranger team, working within the larger Lizard and Penrose Countryside team. You'll be based out of the Ranger Office and workshops at Penrose and report to the Area Ranger (Access and Woodlands).
What it's like to work here: Penrose is home to woodland trails, coastline and popular beaches at Gunwalloe and open parkland; it's the perfect backdrop for a day out.
Penrose is a diverse mixture of woodland, farmland and coast through which there are over 20 miles of trails to explore by foot, bike or on horseback. Separated from the sea by the huge shingle bank of Loe Pool and surrounded by legends, the Pool is the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall and nestles between the communities of Helston and Porthleven.
Penrose forms part of the Lizard and Penrose Property. You’ll be working alongside a team of Rangers, a team of weekly local volunteers, Walled Garden volunteers and occasional residential volunteer groups.
The Lizard and Penrose team are committed to the Trust’s vision of restoring a beautiful, healthy, natural environment and great experiences for people at our places. We want to be known and valued for our work in the countryside and coast as much as our houses and gardens, and to re-discover the passion of our founders in enabling people to get outdoors and closer to nature.
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What you'll be doing: Ranger roles here are delegated on broad themes but good communication and team working ensures we approach all our work in an integrated way. The Lead Ranger covers management of tenanted farm land working closely with our Estate Manager, whilst Area Ranger roles are split between Conservation (Loe Pool and the coast) and Woodlands, access management and car parks.
The focus of this new role has two parts; firstly, to support our aims to make improvements in the way we care for our woodlands at Penrose, and secondly to provide increased support for our work managing access and car parks, particularly during the Easter to end September period. We are currently developing how we manage our holiday cottage gardens and this role will form part of that management.
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.
As a team, all our work is underpinned by a shared and strong focus on high standards of presentation and routine maintenance alongside maintaining our reputation as a welcoming and approachable team of staff and volunteers. Together these all contribute to us delivering great experiences day in day out for the diverse range of people who use and value Penrose. You'll support our established and varied education and engagement work where required. You'll also work closely with the Rangers on the Lizard team, as well as lone work.
You’ll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we’re delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work. You’ll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust. 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.
In this role, you’ll work some weekends, bank holiday and evenings and be on-call.
Please also read the full role profile and extra information document, attached to this advert.
Who we're looking forOur team believe that people deserve more than just ‘good service’, but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we are looking for like-minded people to join us.
You’ll need to;
Deliver practical conservation work to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property
Demonstrate a passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors
Able to engage with visitors to ensure they understand the value of your work
Help create a great place to work, sharing common goals
Be enthusiastic with a willingness to learn
Be an excellent team player
Be able to work safely, with risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures
Experience in a land, access and conservation management
Experience in and working in a similar outdoor setting
Competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required
A full UK driving licence
The packageLooking 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