Lead Rangers are Rangers who are ‘hubs’ for information in their area. Just like all other Rangers they are volunteers. Whilst part of the duties are to channel information between Tower Hamlets Council and other Rangers, the Council will still make every effort to update other Rangers as well through emails and other communications channels such as the Rangers web pages.
1. Lead Ranger Duties
- Receiving copies of new information leaflets that Tower Hamlets Council would like distributed to cafes, community centres etc in their area and organising Rangers to help deliver them, 2-3 times per year;
- Being the point of contact which other Rangers can liaise with over Rangers issues in their area.
- Feeding back information from Tower Hamlets Council to Rangers on ‘their patch’.
If you would like to be a Lead Ranger, you’d need to be prepared to undertake all of the above. We also hope that you’ll be able to do the following, but understand if it cannot be fitted in with working hours:
- Meeting 3-4 times per year with officers from Tower Hamlets Council to get updates about schemes put in place as a result of Rangers’ suggestions.
You’ll also need to have the following qualities:
2. Lead Ranger Requirements
- A polite manner and the ability to communicate effectively with other volunteers and Council officers alike both at meetings and by email, telephone, etc;
- Being organised and able to manage small tasks such as delivering leaflets, putting bike security stickers on parking stands, etc with other volunteers;
- Make every effort to attend meetings with Council officers – these are likely to be on weekdays in the late afternoon, e.g. 5pm (only 3-4 times per year) – but we understand if working hours do not permit you to do this;
- Adherence to the Health & Safety procedures as per all usual Rangers duties;
- A commitment to equal opportunities in your way of working, following the Council’s equality and diversity values.
You can be a Lead Ranger for as long as you like, with a minimum of 4 months. As a volunteer you will not be paid for your time but –just the same as the other Rangers – you can claim subsistence expenses directly attributable to your Rangers duties.
Apply to become a Lead Ranger
You need to be a Ranger before you can apply to become a Lead Ranger. We also look to appoint Lead Rangers from those who have already been active and reliable as a Ranger. Contact Alix setting out briefly how you meet the points in sections 1 and 2 above – Duties and Requirements.
Become a Ranger
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