Park Ranger

National Trust
Full Time
Ashbourne DE6
£20,319 a year
Posted 25 days ago
Job description

An Apprenticeship with the National Trust Ranger team.

Rangers are at the heart of our strategy to restore a healthy, beautiful, natural environment. They’re working to protect and improve the health and wildlife richness of our countryside, preserving all the benefits we get from it and helping more than 200 million visitors a year to experience and get closer to conservation of our special outdoor places.

Further information of the Apprenticeship Standard Countryside worker / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

For this role, please submit a covering letter which introduces yourself and answers the following questions:
  • What do you understand about the Apprenticeship scheme?
  • What attracts you to this role? How would this apprenticeship benefit you?
  • What do you know about the National Trust?
  • What skills do you think would be the most important for an Apprenticeship Ranger?
Can lead to an assistant ranger or ranger role and potentially move to a L4 Countryside Ranger apprenticeship after additional experience gained in role. For all these roles you'll need to hold a driving licence.
What it's like to work here:This vacancy is included in a trial of the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme (level 1). If you have a disability, and your qualities, skills and experience are a good fit with the 'Who we're looking for' section below, we will guarantee you either a telephone or face to face interview. Please contact us at [email protected], when you apply, to let us know, quoting the reference number for this vacancy.

We welcome some 22.5 million visitors, from all ages and backgrounds, every year. We care for historic houses, gardens, mills, forests, castles, miles of coastline, islands, holiday cottages, pubs and inns, whole villages and even a goldmine. We also run a huge retail chain, a multi-million pound food and beverage business and much, much more. And we do all of this so that everyone can enjoy and make the most of the green spaces and beautiful places that England, Wales and Northern Ireland has to offer.

You can find out more from some of our current and previous apprenticeships here: National Trust Jobs :: Apprenticeships

We are based at Ilam near Ashbourne. The White Peak Ranger Team consists of eight full-time staff and a dedicated group of Volunteers. We are part of the wider National Trust Peak District portfolio looking after properties across the White Peak Estate in the Peak District National Park. Our significant places include Dovedale National Nature Reserve, large parts of the Hamps & Manifold valleys and Ilam Park. Much of the landholding is SSSI and SAC and includes a wealth of archaeology
What you'll be doing:You'll be working with your Trust Line Manager/ Mentor on tasks specific to your apprenticeship and as part of the wider team and will be working outdoors in all weathers. You’ll attend, and prepare for, monthly review meetings with your Provider Mentor and be accountable for your own progression in relation to the Apprenticeship Standard. You'll be required to complete and upload relevant evidence to the appropriate e-portfolio system to document your progress as well as maintain timesheets for Off-the Job training. You'll be required to complete mandatory e-learning, courses and training provided as well as preparing for exams if applicable.

You'll need to attend 2 block weeks of training at the college in Somerset, with all travel, food and accommodation costs covered.

Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert.
Who we're looking forWe’re looking for a self-motivated doer who is able to encourage those around them; someone with a curiosity about countryside management and the confidence to connect with visitors, partners and the local community about our sites, our work and our ambitions for land, the outdoors and nature.

Applications will be assessed against the below criteria as well as the content of your cover letter

The minimum criteria required for this role are:
  • A Teammate with the ability to work independently or as part of a wider team
  • Keen to learn, be committed to self-development and enthusiastic about acquiring new skills
  • A genuine passion for nature and the outdoors Good attention to detail

The packageThe National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Independent financial advice

Requirements :Compliance.Eligibility to Work in the UK
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 18 mo)

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