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Vision RCL

Forest Ranger – Hainault Forest (2 posts)

Salary: £19,680 - £24,789
Location: Hainault Forest Country Park
Closing Date: 23rd May 2021
Interview Date: TBC

We are looking for 2 enthusiastic and driven individuals to join the Ranger team at Hainault Forest. This is a terrific opportunity to play a role in a project that will make a real difference to the local community and restore and protect Hainault Forest.

Key Tasks – Both Roles

  • To assist on delivery of the Hainault Forest Restoration Project Outcomes.
  • To protect, manage, enhance and interpret the Forest landscape, preserving its wildness and naturalness.
  • To ensure that all organised activity and operations are sympathetic to the Forest landscape.
  • To aid in delivery of the site’s events and activity programme.
  • To assist on the development and running of the farm and its animals. Including building its connection with the Forest landscape
  • To work within a multi-disciplinary team to implement the site management plan, leading on small access improvement projects, improved signage and interpretation, habitat improvement and community outreach programmes.
  • To assist in the operational running of the Forest, including litter picking, grounds maintenance, minor maintenance and H& S inspections as required.

Role A - Volunteers

  • Maintain, develop and deliver the teams varied programme of nature conservation volunteering to assist with the farm and landscape habitat management
  • To develop, deliver and promote a Forest and Farm events programme for the community, including guided walks and workshops

Role B -Education

  • To create and manage a Ranger Pack resource at Hainault Forest and the development of the landscape and facilities for an outdoor Forest classroom
  • To develop and lead on a programme of activities for schools

Key Skills - Both Roles

  • To hold an appropriate environmental qualification or have work experience in a related discipline
  • Experience of supervising volunteers and running events
  • Experience of interpreting and promoting the natural environment to a wide range of people
  • Ability to work on a Rota system, to include working weekends
  • Ability to be available outside normal working hours, appropriate to work requirements

For further information regarding the role please email Ruth Pinner at

To apply for the position please send your CV and covering letter to

Job Description 

Closing Date: 23/05/2021  Location: Hainault Forest Country Park, London Borough of Redbridge

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