Forest Ranger (Education) – Hainault Forest

Posted 3 months ago

Salary: £19,680 – £24,789

Location: Hainault Forest Country Park

Closing Date: 26th September 2021

Interview Date: TBC

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join the Ranger team at Hainault Forest.  This is a terrific opportunity to play a role in a project that will make a real difference to the local community and restore and protect Hainault Forest.  

Key Tasks

  • To create and manage a Ranger Pack resource at Hainault Forest and the development of the landscape and facilities for an outdoor Forest classroom
  • To develop and lead on a programme of activities for schools
  • To develop a programme of activities to develop skills within local community
  • To assist on delivery of the Hainault Forest Restoration Project Outcomes.
  • To protect, manage, enhance and interpret the Forest landscape, preserving its wildness and naturalness.
  • To ensure that all organised activity and operations are sympathetic to the Forest landscape.
  • To aid in delivery of the site’s events and activity programme.
  • To assist on the development and running of the farm and its animals. Including building its connection with the Forest landscape
  • To work within a multi-disciplinary team to implement the site management plan, leading on small access improvement projects, improved signage and interpretation, habitat improvement and community outreach programmes.
  • To assist in the operational running of the Forest, including litter picking, grounds maintenance, minor maintenance and H& S inspections as required.

Key Skills

  • To hold an appropriate environmental qualification or have work experience in a related discipline
  • Experience of delivering learning and education programmes
  • Experience of interpreting and promoting the natural environment to a wide range of people
  • Ability to work on a Rota system, to include working weekends
  • Ability to be available outside normal working hours, appropriate to work requirements

For further information regarding the role please email Ruth Pinner at rpinner@vision-rcl.org.uk.

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