Hill Holt Wood is offering a Part 1 architectural internship in Lincolnshire, UK.
Particulars for the post of: Part 1 architectural intern
Band: Level 1
12-month internship with accommodation on site
Here at Hill Holt Wood we want our workforce to reflect the make up of the community we live in. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.
To apply please send your application form and portfolio to us at:
Hill Holt Wood
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Hill Holt Wood is a nationally recognised and award-winning environmental social enterprise. It currently employs 38 full and part-time rangers and is engaged in a wide range of activities including the education of disadvantaged young people, extensive forestry operations, contracts with the local council, eco-construction, both design and build (Design:HHW), and events and hire, including the Hive Café. It has enjoyed considerable success over the last 15 years and continues to build on its strong position focusing on sustainability, environmentalism, conservation and social awareness.
Hill Holt Wood has been successful in being awarded a grant of over £1 million from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. As a result, the Growing Up Green project was created. Growing Up Green is one of 31 Our Bright Future projects across the UK. Each one is equipping 11-24 year olds to make a difference in their local community and for the environment. Our Bright Future is a £33 million programme funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
Growing up green
To provide guidance, expertise and opportunities for young people to engage in their built environment, more specifically ‘eco-construction’ and the use of natural building materials. This project will aim to engage young people aged between 11-24 years and encourage them to consider the impact of design and construction on the natural environment.
A key aspect of ‘growing up green’ is to engage young people in their built environment by delivering ‘eco-construction’ qualifications. These qualifications will include timber frame construction, strawbale building, log house building and general ‘eco-construction’ principles. These qualifications and training will give young people an insight into the knowledge and practical skills required to increase awareness of future sustainability.
The success of the design team will be used to work with other departments in the University to bring the resource of undergraduates to assist with fund raising, community consultation, leadership and additional practical skills. This in turn will raise the awareness and understanding of undergraduates in environmental issues and the requirement for sustainable development. All the activity will be framed to deliver these qualifications and therefore will support future employability and career enhancement by increasing the availability of skilled workforce for environmental land management and ‘eco-construction’.
We are offering a placement at Design:HHW for a highly capable Part 1 Graduate of Architecture with a real drive for sustainable living. This will be manifested not only in the architectural work undertaken here but also by living on site in “The Bunkhouse”, an off-grid self-build constructed by previous design team members.
Design:HHW is operated and managed by the Students themselves, adding another layer of experience not available at a conventional architectural practice. The placement we offer, while accepted by the RIBA as legitimate professional experience, is not directly supervised by a mentor. Successful candidates are expected, with the support of Hill Holt Wood, to source an appropriate mentor who will meet them on a monthly basis and will be available via phone or email at any time for additional guidance.
We do not accept projects without a strong sustainable agenda and we are particularly focussed on experimental use of materials such as hemp, strawbales, timber and rammed earth. We promote the use of both active and passive systems such as thermal mass heat storage, composting toilets, rainwater collection and wood-fuelled batch boiler. Further to the design and management experience, Hill Holt Wood feels that an intrinsic part of architectural education is the knowledge of how to build. Days spent on live project construction and running of Practical Workshops are a key feature of the placement.
- the intern will be the key member of the design team and work alongside our design team lead
- the post will involve working with the Hill Holt ranger team, universities, schools and volunteers
The ranger will report to the design team senior ranger and be a member of the Hill Holt Wood ranger team
- undergraduate degree in architecture
- have a keen appreciation of sustainability
- proficient in relevant architectural software (AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp)
- proficient hand drawing and presentation skills
- possess excellent organisational and motivational skills
- willingness to get involved in practical construction tasks
- have the ability to enthuse and inspire and be able to demonstrate innovative ways of engaging students, whilst remaining a positive role model at all times
- the role of a ranger at Hill Holt Wood is a multi-faceted one, and one that is physically demanding so a reasonable level of fitness is desirable
- the variety of tasks that you will be asked to perform is cited, by the staff, as the most attractive aspect of the Ranger’s role
- a full driving license is required
This post will require a DBS check.
Hill Holt Wood is an equal opportunity employer.
Closing date: 15 November 2018