Be part of our Gower ranger team

Views across the beach and towards the headland at Rhosili, Gower
Published : 06 Nov 2019 Last update : 19 Nov 2020

Imagine a Monday morning where you’re surrounded by the gentle hum of bumblebees, clouds of butterflies flying past and the sky alive with flocks of birds. We’re recruiting for a ranger to join our National Trust Gower team and be part of a pioneering and exciting habitat management project on the Vile at Rhosili.

Who we’re looking for
We’re looking for an individual who is a natural team player with boundless enthusiasm for conservation. 

At Rhosili we have one of the last remaining ‘in-tact’ medieval strip farms in the UK and over the last four years we have been transforming it into one of our flagship ‘High Nature Status’ farms. 

If you’re successful in this role you’ll be a key player in this extremely exciting and ambitious project, so you’ll need to have excellent communication skills, a willingness to get ‘stuck in’ to the farm work and the strong ethic of teamwork. 

All in a day's work

We are a small team supported by a large and highly skilled team of volunteers. The role will require a high involvement in supervising volunteers and planning work for volunteer groups, primarily in the Rhosili area, with a wider remit to cover the whole of our Gower properties when required. This part of the role requires you to be competent in day to day practical tasks including fencing, tree felling, hanging gates and meadow management. 

" Our Gower ranger role is an incredible opportunity to work for the National Trust at one of Wales’ most iconic locations. We’re looking for a conservation champion to join our team as we strive to deliver more for nature and protect the peninsula’s special places for everyone to enjoy."
- Alan Kearsley-Evans

Our properties on Gower are unique in Wales, as they are home to wildlife habitats that are important on an European scale, rich in archaeological heritage and within an hour’s drive of most of Wales’ major urban areas. With such a high proportion of Wales’ population on our doorstep we are working hard to make our places relevant and accessible to people who might not otherwise be tempted into the countryside. We are working with a range of strategic partners and this role will be crucial to making sure we meet and exceed our targets. 

How to apply

If you’d like to apply for the role, please visit our jobs website, using reference number IRC86325, the closing date is the 22 November 2019.