Countryside Management

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The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful.

The great outdoors don’t stay great on their own. Nor do they share their own stories. That’s where our landscape loving, hard-working Countryside Management teams come in. If you love the outdoors, you’ll absolutely love it here. Crashing waves, the scent of crisp-cut grass and the rush of the coastal breeze, every day here will be an adventure – for your senses and your career. A challenging one too. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away. 

As you can imagine, this is a broad and hugely important area of the National Trust so there are many roles you could join us in. As a Ranger, you could be wandering woodlands with visitors, supporting volunteers or surveying butterflies. We also have a huge range of roles here like Coastal Advisors, Countryside Guides, Canoeing Development Managers and lots of different specialist positions for experts in their field. If you adore the outside and you’re not shy of hard work, there’s no better place to turn your passion into a profession. 

Typical roles

We have lots of different opportunities in Countryside Management across our special places, regional and central offices and outdoor spaces. These include Assistant Ranger, Ranger, Area Ranger, Lead Ranger and Countryside Manager – and that’s just to name a few


Playing a hugely important role at the Trust, you’ll deliver outstanding outdoor experiences and conservation work, inspiring our visitors every day. 

Lead Ranger

Leading a culture of exceptional service across your team of rangers, you’ll protect and enhance the conservation of our properties, while delivering an outstanding visitor experience. 

Countryside Manager

Showing a real passion for landscape conservation, you’ll engage with visitors in our special places and spaces, and develop plans to protect and enhance conservation at our properties.

Countryside Management people

  • Volunteer Margaret


    Countryside Manager

    I love the variety of working at the National Trust; no day is ever the same as the next. It’s such a fantastic place to work and has a really open environment; you can pick up the phone to anybody here and they’ll always be willing to help. 

  • Volunteer Margaret


    Coastal Ranger

    My job on the Northumberland coast gives me a different experience every day. We are a small team of three so we are the cleaner, admin assistant, accountant and Ranger all in one. The work role involves working with volunteers which gives me the chance to share my personal love of the Northumberland Coast at the same time as making the twelve miles of beaches safe and clean for everyone forever.

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