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Bolghen Tree Nursery CIC

Community Tree Nursery Coordinator

Salary: £14.50 per hour, 16 hours split over 3 days to include (regular, pre-agreed) Saturdays or Sundays. This role is offered on a self-employed basis. Guidance can be given at interview stage.

Location: Bolghen Community Tree Nursery located at Trethowel, St Austell, Cornwall

Bolghen Tree Nursery CIC (formed in 2021) is a CIC that works with volunteers and communities to grow native broadleaved trees for planting woodland and hedgerows in Cornwall. This is a new enterprise which is beginning to establish itself as a Community Tree Nursery. At present we have approximately 3,000 oak trees, mostly saplings raised in our tree nursery, and are on target to grow over 5,000 new trees from seed this year.

We are recruiting a Community Tree Nursery Coordinator to work at our tree nursery. This post is supported by the Woodland Trust’s Emergency Tree Fund. Managed by one of our Directors, Rodger Barton, who owns the tree nursery, and the post holder is expected to work closely with volunteers. Joining us at this pivotal point, this role is expected to evolve and grow along-side the project as it develops.

We pride ourselves on our community engagement. The role will establish regular groups of volunteers who are very important to helping us achieve our goals. You must provide a welcoming, enjoyable, and engaging experience for those volunteers and be friendly and approachable. In your role you will be involved in all aspects of tree nursery work. We are a dynamic, friendly, and growing CIC and are looking for people who can help us meet our ambitious objective of growing thousands of native trees every year and restoring woodland and hedgerows on Cornwall.

The role is part-time and will include working will include working on pre-agreed Saturdays or Sundays.

To apply please email Rodger Barton ( or Mark Summers ( or call Rodger on 07721 651034 requesting the job description and person specification. You will be required to submit a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills, experience and why you believe you are the right candidate for the role.

Any questions you may have please do not hesitate to contact Rodger or Mark.

Please click here to download the job description and person specification

Closing date for applications: 19.08.2022

Interviews will take place: W/C 22.08.2022 at Bolghen Tree Nursery CIC, Palace Close Farm, Trethowel, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5RG

A contribution of up to £25 for travel expenses may be claimed.

Closing Date: 19/08/2022  Location: Bolghen Community Tree Nursery located at Trethowel, St Austell, Cornwall

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