The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is recruiting Nature Recovery Rangers
Fulltime - March 2021 (or asap thereafter) - March 2022.
Salary: £28,000 pa (plus contributory pension).
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare inspires and empowers people to transform healthcare for a sustainable future. We collaborate with partners inside and outside healthcare to engage professionals, patients and the wider community in understanding the connections between health and environment, and to reduce healthcare’s carbon footprint.
Our Green Space for Health Programme helps to realise the value of green space for physical and mental health, both at healthcare sites and in the wider community. We support and encourage NHS sites in developing their green space for the benefit of patients, staff and communities, while also improving biodiversity and combatting climate change. This can mean planting trees, creating therapeutic gardens, vegetable gardens, orchards, meadow areas and outdoor trails, and offering outdoor wellbeing activities. To find out more about our green space projects, click here
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. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.
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.
As a Nature Recovery Ranger your role is expected to include:
We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:
These posts will be based at one of three locations: Northwood, in London (Mount Vernon Cancer Centre); Bristol (Southmead Hospital) or Liverpool (Aintree Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital and Liverpool Women’s Hospital). Please show clearly at the start of your application which of these locations you are applying to work at and where you are currently based. We encourage the use of sustainable travel where this is feasible and meets with Covid-19 restrictions.
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