Stockperson and Engagement Ranger
Salary: £16,730 per annum
Location: Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo
Contract: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)
About the role
For everyone here at the National Trust, it matters that we know our animals are being properly cared for and looked after. It matters to you too. That’s why we’d like you to come and look after the famous White Park Cattle and Fallow Deer here at Dinefwr Park. This special place forms an important place in the White Park Cattle’s history, not only because the earliest references to cattle of this type are associated with the property, but also because the Dinefwr herd have been one of the main sources of bulls used by other herds. In short, Dinefwr Park is their ancestral home.
You’ll be responsible for the welfare of the cattle and deer, caring for them in line with relevant legislation and overall best agricultural practice. As well as raising the profile of the cattle to wider audiences at agricultural shows and events, you’ll build great working relationships with related organisations, like the White Park Cattle Society, Ancient Cattle of Wales Society and Young Farmers Clubs. Beyond your day-to-day livestock duties, we want you to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with our visitors, helping everyone to enjoy the Park and the wonderful cattle and deer. You’ll take people out on guided tours, telling them about the work that goes on here. You’ll also ensure that all woodland and parkland areas continue to be maintained to the highest possible standards and every visitor enjoys their time with us to the fullest.
To ensure that you can carry out your role effectively, you’ll be expected to live in the provided on-site accommodation.
You’ll have a strong agricultural background, with plenty of experience of managing countryside and cattle. And, like everyone you’ll work with here at Dinefwr Park, you’ll have animal welfare uppermost in your thoughts. So you’ll need to be up-to-speed with best practice and current legislation. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and always ready to share your experiences with visitors, you’ll be a brilliant champion for our countryside and animals. You’ll also need a full driving licence and the ability to drive a tractor. When it comes to your working pattern, you’ll need to be flexible, especially around calving time.
We expect a lot, but we’ll offer a great deal in return, starting with stimulating and challenging work and the opportunity to help us achieve our bold ambitions. We value your contribution and recognise the importance of a work-life balance. You can also look forward to free admission to all our incredible places, plus a helpful 20% off at our shops, cafes and restaurants. But they’re just the benefits we can tell you about here. There are lots more at www.nationaltrustrewardsandbenefits.org.uk
Here at the National Trust, we want even more people to enjoy our extraordinary places. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved with them, be inspired by them, and love them as much as we do. That’s why we’ve put some bold ambitions in place. We want everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to feel like a member of the National Trust and, by 2020, we want to have grown our membership to more than five million.
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Closing date: 10 August 2012. Provisional interview date: week commencing 13 August 2012.
Committed to equal opportunities.
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