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Central Forest District has responsibility for the management of some 30,000ha of the Public Forest Estate with a diverse range of customers, neighbours and pressures, all of which are interacting on a varied backdrop of land uses. 


The District has three Community Woodland areas, in Nottinghamshire, National Forest and the North West covering Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire. 


Community Woodlands are a key element of the land holding the Forestry Commission manages, providing woodland sites for local communities to enjoy for, nature to thrive and timber to grow. 


The Community Woodlands vary in size and facilities and are managed by dedicated and motivated teams. 


The post will be based at Sherwood Pines and will cover a number of Community Woodlands across Nottinghamshire to engage with local communities, support the team to manage the site, and deliver a range of volunteer opportunities. 


Purpose of the Job 


Working as part of the Community Ranger team, support local communities to become actively involved in the care and management of urban fringe woodlands & countryside sites across the district; with particular emphasis on community engagement, consultation, practical projects and training opportunities. 


A key element is also to support the development of volunteer groups in Nottinghamshire and being a mentor for long term volunteer placements. 


Key Work Areas 


  1. Community Involvement & Liaison - Develop and maintain links with local groups, individuals, volunteers and organisations to support led and self-led practical management of woodlands. Provide frontline contact and consultation opportunities for the public through meetings and awareness raising events. 
  2. Managing People - Support volunteers and wardens on a regular basis and manage and mentor individuals on long term voluntary placements. 
  3. Outdoor Learning and Recreation - Manage permits and opportunities for organisations to become involved in engaging and managing environmental projects and estate management. 
  4. Reporting & Partnership working - Take responsibility for carrying out site safety checks, dangerous tree surveys and monitoring site usage. Provide frontline contact and excellent communication skills to partners, colleagues and stakeholders.


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