This is a live in role, working alongside a small team of rangers and volunteers to manage the 2000 acre Crom Estate, Co Fermanagh; focused on prompting good wildlife habitats, providing safe access for the public and engaging with the local community.
By getting involved, you could
- Learn new outdoor practical skills
- Gain an understanding of a number of biological monitoring techniques
- Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
- Improve your communication skills
- Get your hands dirty and enjoying the great outdoors
- Assist in the management of Crom Estate, working on a wide range of practical conservation skills.
- Practical conservation techniques from seasonal habitat work such as scrub clearance to maintaining fences, gates and other access points
- Monitoring work including compilation of fauna surveys and botanical quadrats/transects
- Invasive species control
- Environmental education and interpretation work including website articles and press releases
- Maintaining good working relationships with tenants, farmers, neighbours, other voluntary organisations, local communities and local authorities
- Welcoming and liaising with visitors by providing information and guidance, which may include public speaking and guided walks
- Undertaking such other appropriate practical and administrative tasks as may be reasonably requested
- Occasional weekend working
- Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy at all times
- You will be required to support Florence Court and Castle Coole ranger teams in a variety of works – primarily with events
Background of Crom Estate. Crom Estate comprises over 2000 hectares of parkland, woodland and wetlandhabitats on various peninsulas, islands and headlands in and around Upper Loug Erne in Co. Fermanagh, southwest Northern Ireland. The estate has a colourful history stretching back to ancient Celtic times, and today it is one of the most important sites for nature conservation in Northern Ireland. Most of the estate is part of an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) whilst two of Crom’s woodlands are designated as National Nature Reserves (NNR). In addition, parts of the estate fall within the Upper Lough Erne Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection
Area (SPA) and Ramsar site, reflecting the international importance of the area for breeding birds and wintering wildfowl.
About the National Trust
The National Trust is a registered charity and is completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and money raised from our commercial operations. We are supported by 3.8 million members and 61,000 volunteers without whom we simply could not manage. We protect and open to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills. But it doesn’t stop there. We also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages – for places, for ever, for everyone.
This role will suit you if you are…
- Enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions
- Work well as part of a team
- Have an appreciation and enthusiasm for the wildlife and the outdoors
- Are prepared to undertake physical work
- Full driving License essential
Desirable qualifications or experience:
- Brush cutter
- Pesticide knowledge
- Tractor driving
- We will help you to get to know Crom, how you can help and how you will work with the rest of the team – with induction and training
- We provide equipment to help you to do this role safely
- We will cover agreed cost, these will be discussed and clarified at interview
- Shared accommodation is provided; heat (oil central heating), wood burning stove and electricity costs are all covered.
How to Apply
For more information or to apply please contact Jade Blair 02866349008 or email email@example.com
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Fixed Term, Temporary
Full Time, Part Time
Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate, Senior
Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Education, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Research, Workshop & Practical Skills
Crom Estate, United Kingdom
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