Working for Hill Holt Wood is equally challenging and rewarding, so we pick our Rangers carefully. Each Ranger role is unique so take a look at the job descriptions below and download the application form from the bottom of the page to apply. Everyone who works for us gets the Ranger title, how does that sound? In addition we offer a ‘Five Year Award’ to Rangers who really sink roots into the woodland; a unique flexible reward inspired by the ranger themselves.
GROWING UP GREEN (BUILT ENVIRONMENT) RANGER
Salary: £17,649 – £18,512
Band: Level 4 – 5
18 Month Fixed Term Contract
Here at Hill Holt Wood we want our workforce to reflect the make up of the community we live in. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org call 01636 892836 or write to Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney, Lincolnshire, LN6 9JP
Please visit our website www.hillholtwood.com
Hill Holt Wood is a nationally recognised and award-winning Environmental Social Enterprise. It currently employs 39 full and part time Rangers and is engaged in a wide range of activities including the education of disadvantaged young people, extensive forestry operations, contracts with the local council, eco-construction, both design and build, and events and hire, including the Hive Café. It has enjoyed considerable success over the last 15 years and continues to build on its strong position focussing on sustainability, environmentalism, conservation and social awareness.
Hill Holt Wood has been successful in being awarded a grant of over £1 million from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. As a result, the Growing Up Green project was created. It is one of 31 projects across the UK that form the Our Bright Future programme and provide opportunities for young people to content with nature.
GROWING UP GREEN
To provide guidance, expertise and opportunities for young people to engage in their built environment, more specifically ‘eco-construction’ and the use of natural building materials. This project will aim to engage young people aged between 11-24 years and encourage them to consider the impact of construction on the natural environment, with particular emphasis on practical ‘hands-on’ experience.
A key aspect of ‘Growing up Green’ is to engage young people in their built environment by delivering ‘eco-construction’ qualifications, which have been developed in-house. These qualifications will include timber frame construction, strawbale building, log house building and general ‘eco-construction’ principles. These will be offered to young people in Lincolnshire initially with expansion into Nottinghamshire as the project progresses. The qualifications and training within these areas will give young people an insight into the knowledge and practical skills required to increase awareness of future sustainability. Engagement with Universities and delivering natural building courses will raise the awareness and understanding of undergraduates in environmental issues and the requirement for sustainable development.
Furthermore Growing Up Green aims to engage young people on Junior Ranger Service programs, both within the natural and built environment, delivering 6 week programmes to engage participants in practical conservation and eco-building skills.
The Growing Up Green project started in January 2016 with funding from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. It will run until December 2020. Hill Holt Wood strives to ensure all activities developed and undertaken are tailored towards sustainability. This Ranger will be expected to look for opportunities and put in place a sustainability scheme that identifies new income streams to allow for continuation of Growing up Green activities past the 2020 funding.
- The ranger will be the key in leading young people in environmental activity associated with the built environment, primarily ‘eco-construction’.
- The ranger will organise and deliver the natural building qualifications (straw-bale building, log-house building, natural building and timber framing) alongside other HHW rangers.
- The ranger will be tasked with developing sustainability plans for Growing Up Green activities after the funding ends.
- The ranger will be tasked with developing and delivering ‘eco-construction’ Junior Ranger Service Programmes.
- The post will involve developing strong connections with schools, universities and colleges to assist in the delivery of the Growing Up Green Project.
- The post will involve working with the Hill Holt Ranger Team, teachers, youth leaders and volunteers.
- The successful applicant will have to possess excellent organisational and motivational skills whilst maintaining patience and empathy with the young people. They will also have the ability to enthuse and inspire and be able to demonstrate innovative ways of engaging the learners whilst remaining positive role models at all times.
- They will already have a number of skills/qualifications appropriate to construction and be prepared with support to develop more.
- Be able to manage ‘eco-build’ projects on site.
- Have a keen appreciation of sustainability.
- Be able to deliver ‘eco-construction’ qualifications and Junior Ranger Service programmes, including delivery of practical workshops and administration, therefore experience in teaching is preferable.
- The role of a Ranger at Hill Holt Wood is a multi-faceted one, and one that is physically demanding so a reasonable level of fitness is desirable.
- The variety of tasks that you will be asked to perform is cited, by the staff, as the most attractive aspect of the Ranger’s role.
- Full training will be provided and you will benefit from continuing support from both the Rangers and the Management team.
This post will require a DBS check.
Hill Holt Wood is an equal opportunity employer.
Application packs are available, please contact Hollie Drake on 01636 892836 or email email@example.com