Hill Holt Wood Office _ Cafe

Pastoral Ranger 

July 2022

Salary : £19,760 per annum

Contract : Full Time, Permanent

Hours : 40 hours per week (8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday)

Annual Leave is 25 days per annum + bank holidays


Hill Holt Wood is a nationally recognised and award-winning Environmental Social Enterprise, it currently employs full and part time rangers and is engaged in a wide range of activities including the education of young people, extensive forestry operations, contracts with the local council, eco-construction, both design and build, events, and the Hive Café.  It focuses on changing people’s lives within a sustainable, environmental setting. The organisation, quite simply, puts people first and works in a holistic way with the emphasis on positive change and social inclusion. The way people that work here really embrace the social enterprise vision, it is more than a job, it is a way of life, and the team embodies the spirit of a family.




  • To be a first response for everyday student problems.

  • Be responsible for dealing with pastoral incidents such as lateness, poor attendance, bullying and mental health.

  • Work directly with Senior Rangers and Head of Education to investigate and resolve behavioural issues.

  • To Work alongside Head of Education, Hill Holt Wood staff, pupils their families to improve attendance.

  • Communicate with and manage interactions with external agencies, such as the Early Help Team and communicate outcomes to Hill Holt Wood staff as appropriate. This includes attending Team Around the Child and Child in Need, Child in Care, Personal Education Plans and Looked After Child meetings.

  • Attend supervisory meetings with external agencies and learners, where required.

  • Liaise, communicate with, and manage interactions with key internal staff and communicate outcomes to others as appropriate.

  • Organise and attend with Head of Education parent and pupil meetings following suspension/exclusion. Communicate the outcomes of meetings with key internal staff.

  • Coordinate the implementation of Student Support Plans for identified learners.

  • Ensure appropriate records are maintained, as agreed by the Head of Education, including incident reports and causes for concerns.

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships and engagement with learners and parents/carers.

  • Refer children and families to the relevant agencies where necessary.

  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom you will come into contact with.

  • To ensure paper copies of correspondence, emails and meeting notes are correctly stored in the main learner files.

  • Be responsible for supporting of learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

  • Organise and attend regular Educational Care Plan reviews with the relevant learners.

  • Apply for Educational Care Plans on behalf of students and apply for additional funding to meet the student needs where appropriate.

  • Support the transition of EHC students or those with additional funding within Hill Holt Wood and those who exit from Hill Holt Wood as appropriate.

  • Monitor the progress and quality of the EHC learner experience or students with additional funding, during their studies.

  • To support the Senior Management Team with responding to Local Authority EHCP consultations.

  • To create and/or amend and update learner files to ensure SEND and EHCP information remains accessible, accurate and current, and offer ongoing information, advice, and guidance to Hill Holt Wood support staff to ensure the individual requirements of learners are met.

  • To ensure that relevant colleagues are aware of the EHC outcomes of young people so that delivery staff can modify their planning and delivery as appropriate, and that appropriate support is allocated.

  • To monitor the progress of EHC students about their academic and non-academic experience directly and indirectly to provide appropriate intervention to ensure a successful outcome.

  • Monitor Hill Holt Wood Study Programme Facebook account.




  • Good general education GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English and Maths.

  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ attitude including suggesting solutions.

  • Recent and demonstrable experience of working with people with SEND.

  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable Adults.

  • Prepared to undergo relevant training.

  • Commitment to equality & diversity.

  • Flexible and willing to try out new ideas.

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to a diverse range of learners.

  • Acts with pace and urgency being energetic, enthusiastic, and decisive.

  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation.

  • Ability to remain calm in situations of high tension.

  • Experience of working with students demonstrating challenging behaviours

  • Be able to manage a continual workload to achieve timely targets.

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

  • General IT Skills, i.e., email/Word Documents/Teams etc.

  • Is committed to the continuous development of self and others by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge, encouraging new ideas, seeking new opportunities and challenges, open to ideas and developing new skills.




  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (Level 3) or Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) qualification.

  • Experience of delivering training or supporting young people aged 16-24.

  • Experience and understanding of the FE/ education sector.



Full driving licence essential.

This post requires an enhanced DBS check.
Hill Holt Wood is an equal opportunity employer.


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