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Ranger, National Trust, Dundrum

National Trust place

Murlough Nature Reserve, The Stable Yard, Keel Point, Dundrum, Newcastle, Co Down


  • Ranger - Grade 9.pdf

  • Role Profile Mournes Wildfire Recovery Ranger.pdf


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Additional information

Closing Date: 06 June 2021

Interview date: 15 & 16 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

Summary Working as part of our dedicated ranger and volunteer team on the breathtaking Mourne Mountains which covers approximately 526 hectares and forms a very important part of the Eastern Mournes ASSI & SAC. The property includes the iconic Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland's highest peak, and Slieve Commedagh, both of which support complex mosaics of habitats including dry heath, flushes, wet heaths and mires, and also welcomes over100,000 visitors annually. What it's like to work here Home to seals, Neolithic sites and Ireland's first nature reserve, Murlough is one of the most extensive examples of dune landscape in Ireland. A network of paths and boardwalks through these ancient dunes, woodland and heath makes it ideal for relaxed walks and spotting a wonderland of wildlife for all of our visitors. What you'll be doing Working with the ranger and volunteer team as part of our exciting Mournes Wildfire Recovery Project the role will be responsible for supporting the team with the creation and implementation of a Mournes Wildfire Recovery and wildfire management Plan. This will include supporting the Mournes Wildfire Recovery Lead Ranger with community outreach, habitat surveys (BTO Breeding Bird Survey, National Plant Monitoring scheme etc), the management of contractors, liaising tenant farmers, community outreach, practical habitat management works on Slieve Donard. The post may also involve assisting with interpretation and engagement with visitors to ensure they have an exceptional visitor experience as well as supporting with communications including regular social media and website updates. The post will require regular work on the mountain including physical work on the higher slopes of Slieve Donard. Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert. Who we're looking for Our 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 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.

Equal Opportunities Statement

The National Trust celebrates diversity and is committed to creating a fair and equal society, free from discrimination. You can read more about our commitment to inclusion and diversity here.

Safeguarding Statement

The National Trust is committed to a safe recruitment processes to help the organisation attract and appoint the right staff/volunteer for the role and responsibilities as set out in the vacancy advert. We will not accept applicants who are not suitable to work with children, young people or adults at risk. If you have any questions around your suitability for this vacancy, please contact the people service centre.

Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early and therefore we encourage you to apply for this position early.

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