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Logo: The Heart of England ForestForestry Intern (Salary - £18,200 p/a)

Fixed term contract – 1 year

 

This training role is ideal for a budding forester wishing to develop a wide range of forestry skills, experience and competencies for career progression, e.g. gap year student, middle year placement, post-qualification year, etc. This is a unique role which will give the successful candidate an opportunity to grow and shape England’s largest new native broadleaf woodland, whilst gaining practical experience on the job.

 

In this role you will work with and be supported by our forestry team to deliver operational plans to ensure that the Heart of England Forest achieves the aims and objectives set out in its strategic plan. This will include practical forestry planting and maintenance working with the staff team, volunteers, corporate supporters and contractors to achieve our vision of a 30,000-acre contiguous woodland.

 

As well as gaining skills in practical forestry you will be involved in widening public access and encouraging people and wildlife. You will also be supported to undertake your own specialist project across the duration of the internship, and evidence gathered as part of the project delivery can then be used to form a portfolio in order to demonstrate skills and experience gained throughout the internship.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn and has a “can do” attitude, who will be a passionate ambassador for the charity.

 

Arboriculture/Forestry Intern (salary - £18,200 p/a)

Fixed term contract – 1 year

 

This training role is ideal for a budding Forester/Arboriculturalist wishing to develop a wide range of forestry and arboricultural skills, experience and competencies for career progression, e.g. gap year student, middle year placement, post-qualification year, etc.

 

This is a unique role which will give the successful candidate an opportunity help grow the Forest whilst gaining practical experience on the job. This internship will have a primary focus in shaping and maintaining our 7ha arboretum, a stunning temperate forest collection with opportunities to work with less common tree species such as the exemplar true service trees, as well as managing the wildflower meadow and establishing the wisteria and laburnum tunnel.

 

In this role you will work with, and be supported by, our forestry team to deliver the continued management of the specimen trees, shrubs and grounds in this important private arboretum. In addition to the arboricultural work this post will include practical forestry planting and maintenance work with the staff team, volunteers, corporate supporters and contractors to achieve our vision of a 30,000 acre contiguous woodland.

 

As well as gaining skills in practical arboriculture and forestry you will be involved in widening public access and encouraging people and wildlife. You will also be supported to undertake your own specialist project across the duration of the internship, and evidence gathered as part of the project delivery can then be used to form a portfolio in order to demonstrate skills and experience gained throughout the internship.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn and has a “can do” attitude, who will be a passionate ambassador for the charity. The ideal candidate will have arboricultural skills as well as an interest in general forestry.

   

Please click here to download a job description / person specification and an application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form.

 

Closing date: 27 August 2018

Interview date: Thursday 6th / Friday 7th September 2018

 

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