We're hiring! Nature Recovery Rangers

Monday, 6 June, 2022

CSH is recruiting two new Nature Recovery Rangers, to be based at hospitals in Newcastle and in Homerton, East London. In 2021, we began embedding Nature Recovery Rangers to develop programmes of green space activities and community engagement at specific NHS sites. To find out more about the rangers and what they do, watch our short Nature Recovery Rangers video.

Nature Recovery Ranger, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Full time: July 2022 (or asap thereafter) to July 2023.
  • Salary: £28,000 pa (plus contributory pension).

The appointed ranger will work with The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to extend its bespoke programme of activities, on-site, in the vicinity of and distant to Trust sites. 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.

Read the full job description here. To apply please email your CV and a cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience match this role, and including the details of two referees, to info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk

  • Closing date: midnight on Sunday, 26 June
  • Interviews: w/c Monday, 4 July 2022, via MS Teams
  • Proposed start date: Monday, 25 July (or asap thereafter)

For any questions, please contact info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk or s.kanagasundaram@nhs.net (for details of existing Newcastle Hospitals work).

Nature Recovery Ranger, Homerton Hospital

  • Location: Homerton Row, London E9 6SR
  • Fulltime: August 2022 (or asap thereafter) for 10 months.
  • Salary: £30,000 pa (plus contributory pension; includes London weighting).

The appointed ranger will work with Homerton University and East London NHS Foundation Trust, Core Landscapes, North East London Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the London Borough of Hackney to develop a plan for a bespoke programme of activities at the NHS site and green spaces linked to them. Activities will be designed to engage patients, health staff and local residents and, if aligned with the overall site plan, 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. This participation plan will be submitted as part of the funding application for the wider project.

Read the full job description here. To apply please email your CV and a cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience match this role, and including the details of two referees, to info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk

  • Closing date: midnight on Sunday, 26 June 2022
  • Interviews: w/c Monday, 4 July 2022
  • Proposed start date: Monday, 1 August 2022 (or asap thereafter)

For any questions, please contact info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk