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Assistant Ranger, National Trust

Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find better ways to do things. What it's like to work here Working within a team of dedicated conservation Rangers you will have the opportunity to help nature and improve access on some of the most iconic coastal locations in Northern Ireland. Its your chance to exercise your countryside work skills in meaningful nature conservation work at picturesque locations where no two days are the same and tasks are as varied as the weather conditions!! Fresh air and exercise are in abundance! What you'll be doing 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. 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.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

To deliver this role successfully, you'll need to:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to work alongside volunteers and be able to support them to perform at their best

  • Have a commitment to customer service standards and experience of its delivery

  • Demonstrate a passion for nature and the outdoors

  • Have good written and verbal communication skills

  • Have good people skills enabling strong relationships externally and internally, to be built and maintained

And you'll need to demonstrate the following experience on your CV;

  • 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

  • Familiarity with machinery/equipment and practical certificates as required by the property

Skills: Have good written and verbal communication skills Demonstrate a passion for nature and the outdoors Have good people skills

Ref: IRC118715

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