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Area Ranger, North Coast, National Trust,

National Trust place

North Coast, County Londonderry



Compliance.Eligibility to Work in the UK

Additional information

Closing Date: 20 June 2021

We do not accept CVs or covering letters for Northern Ireland vacancies. Please fill out the online application form on the National Trust Jobs website.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applicants regardless of religious beliefs, political opinion, race, sex, marital status, age or disability.

To apply for this vacancy simply click the 'apply' button in the top right hand side of the page.

We only accept on-line applications. If you require a reasonable adjustment or other assistance to participate in the recruitment process, for example due to disability, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0370 240 0274


The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.

What it's like to work here

The North Coast Property portfolio covers some of the most iconic sites in Northern Ireland and spans across fifty miles of stunning coastline in County’s Antrim and Derry/Londonderry. Including areas such as Downhill Demesne, Portstewart Strand, Runkerry Head, White Park Bay, Murlough Bay, property on Rathlin Island and Cushendun village.

Our sites come with the highest levels of designation including a World Heritage Site, Areas of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area and Special Area of Conservation, its clear that the North Coast Property is an important place for wildlife but is also a visitor destination for thousands of people enjoying the coastline and stunning coastal locations.

What you'll be doing

As the Area Ranger you will manage a team of Rangers and volunteers - following the lead from the Property’s Business Plan you will build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You will deliver and support your team in undertaking largescale conservation work, contributing towards the National Trusts land and Nature targets.

You will play the key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation, conservation, access and compliance maintenance. You will build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, tenants and neighbouring land managers.

The National Trust North Coast Property offers you the opportunity to work in some of the most scenic and most important habitats and conservation areas in the country. Working with a dedicated team of conservation practitioners every day will bring reward and challenge.

You will support our Senior Marketing and Communications Officer and our Senior Programming and Partnerships Offer to bring our conservation work to a wide range of audiences through events, via social media, radio and TV. You will appreciate the need for our countryside sites to bring in income, so your business ideas will play an important part in the team’s success.

Who we're looking for

  • Have practical experience of countryside/rural skills

  • Have evidence of good people management and leadership

  • Have excellent communication skills including public presentation

  • Have strong organisational skills including work programming

  • Have a proven track record of managing and leading on health and safety and environmental compliance

  • Be able to manage contractors and small projects, including budgets.

  • Diploma/NVQ3 or higher in countryside or environmental conservation

  • Have good wildlife identification skills

  • Habitat and species surveying experience

  • Empathy with, and significant experience of, working with volunteers

  • Experience in practical countryside maintenance skills and associated equipment

The package

Benefits for working at the National Trust:

  • Flexible working whenever possible

  • Free parking at most locations

  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.

  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

  • Generous annual leave

  • Subsidised health cash plan

  • Free 24-hour support service

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

  • Training & Development tailored to you

  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.

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