We're hiring! Nature Recovery Rangers
Fulltime, £28,000 pa (plus contributory pension)
March 2021 (or asap thereafter) – March 2022.
With new funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund, we are appointing three Nature Recovery Rangers to develop a programme of green space activities and community engagement at specific NHS sites in Bristol, Liverpool and London.
We are looking for three outdoor conservation professionals, with excellent skills in community engagement. You will have a good background knowledge about wildlife and habitat management in the context of urban sites, practical technical and horticultural skills, and experience in the safe use of tools and machinery. You will be a passionate advocate for biodiversity and nature recovery and an engaging communicator, with the ability to manage and inspire volunteers and to involve them safely in a wide variety of exciting outdoor projects. You will be well organised and able to plan, promote and deliver a programme of on-site conservation-focused activities, in consultation with our NHS partners.
Each of the rangers appointed will work with an NHS partner to develop a bespoke programme of activities for the NHS site(s) where they are based. Activities will be designed to engage patients, health staff and local residents and may include managing food growing projects, supervising tree-planting with local residents, conducting habitat and species surveys, running community events to support biodiversity, for example through creation of ‘hedgehog highways’ and wildlife homes, and leading on other green space enhancements such as the creation of meadow areas, green on-site walking routes and pollinator-friendly planting schemes.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is a registered charity based in Oxford. The team draws on knowledge and experience from public health, clinical practice, environmental consultancy, research and public policy to develop methodologies and metrics to transform models of care. We provide strategic input and consultancy to national and local programmes.
The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.
To apply please email your CV and a cover letter here, explaining how your skills and experience match this role, and including referees.
Applications should be made by midnight on Sunday March 7th, 2021. Interviews will be online on the following dates:
- March 19th – Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, London
- March 23rd – Southmead Hospital, Bristol
- March 26th – Aintree Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, and Liverpool Women's Hospital, all in Liverpool.