Carden Hill - Conservation Volunteer
Brighton and Hove City Council
Brighton and Hove City Council welcomes volunteer enquiries to undertake practical conservation and habitat management on Carden Hill in Hollingbury. Over time, roles may include: tree planting, staking and tying; invasive weed reduction; litter picking; scrub clearance, wildflower planting, stock fence construction and an opportunity to join the City Parks Ranger Lookering programme to help with future sheep grazing.
Please note, some of these roles may not become applicable for a year or two while we establish some of the wildlife habitats.
No experience is necessary but a willingness to work outside in a variety of weather conditions is desirable.
We welcome applications from people with previous experience of gardening or wildlife conservation but full training will be provided and therefore, as stated above this is not a pre-requirement to getting involved.
The chance to get involved in a local initiative and give something back to the community
An opportunity to gain new practical skills and learn more about wildlife and conservation
The chance to meet new people, socialise and make new friends with similar interests
The site Carden Hill is a reasonably steep slope covered with long grass and other vegetation. It is serviced at its lower level by a concrete, paved path leading from the Stanmer Heights Estate.
There is a nearby bus stop on Carden Hill, serviced by the 5B and 76 buses.
There are no public toilets nearby however the Old Boat Community Center has toilet facilities, when open.
When do I need to be available?
Where does this role take place?
Over 18s only
Much of the site is an overgrown hillside and therefore provides challenging conditions for people with physical disabilities however we will do our best to ensure people can get involved wherever and whenever possible.
Equal Opportunities Policy
We use the Brighton & Hove City Council Equal Opportunities policy
Health and Safety
Risk Assessments are used throughout. Health & Safety/tool talks/demonstrations will be given before work commences.
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
Volunteers will be covered by Brighton & Hove City Council's insurance as long as they adhere to the guidance provided in the relevant Risk Assessment/Method Statement for the activity being undertaken and are working as instructed.
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer