Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland
Salary: £25,603 - £27,318 pro-rata, per annum
Location: Island of Staffa
The Seasonal Rangers will be the face of the National Trust for Scotland in Staffa during the busy summer months. The Seasonal Ranger will welcome visitors and help ensure their time on Staffa is highly enjoyable and memorable, while at the same time helping to protect and enhance the island’s natural and cultural heritage. They will play a critical role in forging a strong and close working relationship with Day Boat Operators.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Welcoming and engaging visitors, enhancing their experience by providing information about Staffa and the Treshnish Islands, the geological, natural, built and cultural heritage, including strong messages around safety and respect for wildlife.
• Encourage people to further contribute to caring for Staffa through donating or taking up membership of NTS.
• Collect donations made on the island and securely transfer them to the full-time Ranger or Property Manager for receipting and banking.
• Assist with practical countryside management including safety checks of visitor infrastructure, litter picks, beach cleans and maintenance.
• Lead and assist with events such as guided walks and talks as appropriate.
• Contribute to National Trust for Scotland biological monitoring programmes including seabird surveys and regular biosecurity checks.
• Manage and collate biological information in a consistent manner compatible with Trust and national datasets.
• Build strong working relationships with Day Boat Operators, their crew members, and other local stakeholders to support consistent messaging to visitors.
Marketing & Communications
• Enthusiastically promote awareness and understanding of the role that NTS plays in protecting and caring for Staffa, Lunga, the Treshnish islands and wider work across Scotland.
• Regularly update and contribute positive stories to NTS social media and other communication outlets relevant to Staffa and Lunga.
• Assist the Ranger Team with educational and other outreach activities on site or to the local community and to communities of interest, including volunteers.
• Collaborate on projects with the National Trust for Scotland’s experts.
• Ensure that all activities undertaken are compliant with the Trust’s health and safety policies and procedures including the Safe System of Work, Visitor Safety in the Countryside, and environmental policy and practices, mindful of impacts on people and environment.
• Contribute knowledge and experience to projects and management decisions within the NTS Plan for Nature.
• Provide occasional support to Mull & Iona Ranger Service with projects and activities across the southwest of Mull, Staffa, Burg or Iona.
• Criminal records (Disclosure Scotland) checking and clearance essential for safeguarding of children/vulnerable adults. The role is one for which the duties/responsibilities/accountabilities of the role will require staff to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
Application Deadline: Sunday 11/02/2024