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Arboriculture vacancies: working with and for trees, woodland and in forestry, includes tree nursery.


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JOB: Woodland working group member - Swan and Cygnet Woods - Stock - Essex

BE4: N / A

LOC: Stock, Essex, CM4 9QW

PAY: Expenses will be paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for active enthusiastic people to join our Woodland Working Group at Swan and Cygnet Woods in Essex.  The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management and conservation of Swan and Cygnet Woods. Old blends nicely with new at Swan Wood and its appropriately named smaller recently planted neighbour, Cygnet Wood. Swan Wood is an ancient site with both a distinctive and delightful character. As a Woodland Working Group Member you will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s sites. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply via a short form: https://c-js.co.uk/2Kmc9hY

JOB: Woodland working group member - Canal Wood - Newry

BE4: N / A

LOC: Newry, County Armagh BT35 6TR

PAY: Expenses will be paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

Your local wood needs you! We are the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management & conservation of Canal Wood, a low lying wet woodland site forming a linear wedge between the old canal to the east & the mainline railway to the west. You will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s site in line with the management plan & as agreed with the Woodland Working Group Leader & the Volunteer Manager. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply via a short form - https://c-js.co.uk/2txrtyG

JOB: Woodland Working Group Member - Marden Park

BE4: N / A

LOC: Marden Park, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DG

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management and conservation of Marden Park Wood. This mosaic of ancient broadleaf woodland, newer planting and rare chalk grassland sits high on the beautiful North Downs of East Surrey.  You will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s site in line with the management plan and as agreed with the Woodland Working Group Leader and the Volunteer Manager. As group member we would expect you to work within a group and not alone. ASK: Please apply here: https://c-js.co.uk/2yAx8cg

JOB: Volunteer Grounds and Garden Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Holt, Norfolk

PAY:

FOR: Holt Hall - Norfolk County Council

Volunteer in a beautiful environment and gain woodland management and horticultural skills. Would you like to help with conservation work in the grounds or lend a hand in the walled garden whilst staying active and meeting new people? Holt Hall is an environmental and outdoor learning centre set in 75 acres of ancient woodland, lawns, lakes and gardens on the outskirts of Holt. We focus on offering high quality residential and day visit experiences for schools both in and outside of Norfolk. ASK: Contact Ben Grange, ben.grange@educatorsolutions.org.uk. www.holthall.org.uk www.facebook.com/holthallnorfolk

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: Knighton, Powys

PAY: Training & out of pocket expenses

FOR: Knighton Tree Allotments Trust

One day per week, alternating Thursdays & Sundays, 9.15am to approx 2.30pm. We are a group of volunteers who come together to share & learn woodland skills & use them for the benefit of wildlife & our members. We aim to manage woodland sustainably & to allow our members access to affordable woodland products - such as firewood & timber. We need help with hands-on woodland management (such as tree planting & firewood processing), regular flora & fauna surveys & admin tasks. Volunteers choose how much of the day to stay for & work at their own pace. KTAT provides all the tools & training needed. Where funding allows, formal training to industry recognised qualifications. Enthusiasm & willingness to get involved in our activities. A certain level of fitness is required for physical work in our woodlands, but we have a very wide variety of roles. We welcome those with plenty of experience & those with none, but one area we would appreciate help with is flora & fauna surveys. ASK: Find out more on http://c-js.co.uk/2kMTxLP or woodland@tveg.org.uk 01547 520374 or 520929

JOB: Woodland & Countryside Skills Participant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Mid & West Wales

PAY: Travel expenses / training

FOR: Tir Coed

2 days / week for 12 weeks or 1 full week. Learn how to build paths, coppice woodland, build simple structures, identify species & more. Accredited training in a range of skills for persons who are unemployed, under-employed, disabled etc. Supportive environment. Free woodland skills training while volunteering with the charity Tir Coed. All levels welcome incl people with disabilities or long-term health problems; some minimum criteria (age, benefit status) are in place for some opportunities due to funding restrictions. Must live in / near to Ceredigion, Powys, Pembrokeshire. ASK: Details on the website at www.tircoed.org.uk

JOB: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

PAY: Accomodation provided. Volunteering at this reserve will give you the opportunity to work in this beautiful environment with skilled practitioners, discovering new capabilities and learning new skills. This is an excellent chance to gain work experience a

FOR: Scottish Natural Heratige

To assist us with managing the reserve. Your role will be related to practical work as well as some survey work including: tree nursery work, woodland management, deer culling, path maintenance, removal of non-native plant species, visitor management, habitat & species monitoring. You'll be personable, approachable, enthusiastic, good communicator with fluent level of spoken English, strong interest in conservation & a good knowledge of Scotland’s natural heritage, a good team-worker, respecting others. Physically fit & have a responsible attitude to H&S, complying with procedures designed to keep you & others safe. Willing to work outdoors in all weathers, keen to learn & adaptable. At least 18 years old. There will be a small number of volunteer placements available throughout the year, each for a min of 1 month, the more time you stay with us the more jobs you will be likely to experience & the more you will learn. ASK: Further information please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2GWsA3K

Trainee Countryside Ranger

This is a fantastic 9-12 month training opportunity based at Occombe Farm, set in the beautiful countryside of South Devon. The placement gives the opportunity to work on a wide variety of sites and habitats, including SSSI calcareous grassland sites, the award winning Cockington Country Park, LNR Woodlands, and the stunning South West Coast Path. The main focus will be on delivering the practical countryside management programme; some of the key work areas include hedgelaying, fencing and woodland management in winter and coast path cutting, footpath maintenance in the summer.


  • Closing Date: 03/08/2018
  • Sector: Arboriculture Countryside Ecology
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 11/07/2018


Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.