Forest Ranger – Hainault Forest (2 posts)

Salary: £19,680 – £24,789 pa
Location: Hainault Forest Country Park
Closing Date: 23rd May 2021
Interview Date: TBC

We are looking for 2 enthusiastic and driven individuals 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 – Both Roles

  • 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.

Role A – Volunteers

  • Maintain, develop and deliver the teams varied programme of nature conservation volunteering to assist with the farm and landscape habitat management
  • To develop, deliver and promote a Forest and Farm events programme for the community, including guided walks and workshops,

Role B -Education

  • 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

Key Skills – Both Roles

  • To hold an appropriate environmental qualification or have work experience in a related discipline
  • Experience of supervising volunteers and running events
  • 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 [email protected]

To apply for the position please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]