National Trust job will pay you to spend all day at Bristol beauty spots

By Sophie Grubb

National Trust is looking for a new ranger to work in some of Bristol's "most stunning" outdoor locations.

The role is based at Leigh Woods, which boasts incredible views of the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge, but will also involve work at several other beauty spots in the city and beyond.

A job advert posted on the organisation's website states that the successful candidate will also help to manage National Trust sites at Failand, Shirehampton, Blaise Hamlets, Frenchay Moor, Clevedon Court, and occasionally Tyntesfield.

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It could be ideal for anyone who loves the outdoors, although it will not be suitable for everyone, as there are some specific skills required as well as the requirement to hold a UK driving licence.

A salary of £19,928 per year is being advertised, with perks including free entry to National Trust properties for employees and their children aged under 18.

The advert states: "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.

"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.

"You’ll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we’re delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work."

The role requires a 'chainsaw and brush cutter ticket' and experience of leading groups of volunteers involved in practical conservation and estate management work, as well as "competence with machinery and equipment and having the relevant certificates".

It will involve maintaining green spaces, assisting with guided visitor walks, explaining the value of work to visitors and delivering a range of other visitor experiences.

The advert notes that some weekend, bank holiday and evening work will be required, but promises that "no two days will be the same".

It seeks someone with a "passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors" with experience in a land, access and conservation management.

The closing date for applications was listed as September 19.

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