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Hopetoun House

Seasonal Ranger

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Fixed Term for 6 Months: 1st April – 30th September 2020

Hopetoun House is one of Scotland’s finest Stately Homes and has been home to the Hope family since 1699. The House and Formal Grounds are managed by the Trustees of The Hopetoun House Preservation Trust, an independent charitable trust formed in 1974 with three main objectives of Conservation, Education and Access.

An outgoing, energetic and motivated person is required to support our Permanent Ranger for the 2020 season. The successful candidate will support the Permanent Ranger in all aspects of work including but not limited to; developing and delivering a variety of ranger guided walks and activities, educational workshops and large-scale public events. Duties also include undertaking general grounds care tasks, patrolling and welcoming visitors, conducting biological monitoring including data handling, leading volunteers, and developing and delivering activities for youth groups.

Applicants should enjoy working with the public and children, working outdoors and have a qualification (minimum SCQF level 7) in Countryside Management or relevant area and a minimum of 6 months relevant work experience, or a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience and training. They should also hold a current, full driving licence

The successful candidate will work 30 hours over 5 days which will include a high degree of weekend work. The rate of pay will be approximately £8.30 per hour, or will meet minimum wage – subject to Scottish Government decisions.

Please e-mail ranger@hopetoun.co.uk for the full job description and further information. Application will be by CV and covering letter.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 7th February
Interview Date: week of 24th February
Start date: Wednesday 1st April

Logo: Scottish Natural Heritage

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