Rhossili Ranger: Is this the best job in Wales?
Rhossili is seen as the jewel in Gower’s crown and attracts visitors from all over the world. The beach is regularly voted in the top ten beaches worldwide. And now a Rhossili Ranger has been appointed to look after the area.
The ideal candidate needed to have practical conservation skills, a passion for the area, an energetic approach to visitor activities and be able to tell the stories of the area.
The Ranger will, firstly, make sure visitors have the best possible experience on Gower and secondly let people know that the National Trust looks after a huge part of the Rhossili area, and being a charity we need your help to do so.
The successful applicant, Kathryn Thomas, has worked with National Trust on Gower for 8 years. 'I can’t believe my luck in landing such a job. I started as a volunteer with National Trust 18 years ago, then got a job in the Brecon Beacons. Even now, I have to pinch myself when I think I actually get paid to hang out in the best places in Wales, and it doesn’t get much better than Rhossili.'
'I love to watch as visitors arrive. They look out over the view of the bay and they are blown away. They all stop to take selfies, but what I’d like to do is show there is more to Rhossili than meets the eye. We want to slowly reveal the magic and history of Rhossili, so that people have a reason to come back again and again and of course there’ll be regular seaside fun activities for the family as well.'