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Heart of England Forest

Assistant Tree Nursery Manager

The Heart of England Forest is a charity working to reverse centuries of woodland decline and plant and preserve a magnificent 30,000 acre native broadleaf forest for the benefit of the environment, people and wildlife. It will be protected and secured for generations to come. We have recently been awarded a significant grant from the Defra Green Recovery Challenge Fund to deliver a ground-breaking project that will support a green recovery in the Midlands.

The project scale and scope is huge, and at the heart of the project is the creation of 12 natural environment jobs that will play a key role in delivering this pioneering project that will be transformational, not just for the charity and its work, but also for the region and the wider sector.

Assistant Tree Nursery Manager

We are looking for an experienced manager with specialist skills to support adults and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to succeed in employment, supported internships and meaningful work experience within an outdoor tree nursery setting.

Working with the Tree Nursery Manager you will be responsible for planning and designing the nursery from inception to delivery to include designing SEND employment opportunities within a social enterprise, and for managerial functions including hiring and training staff, and liaising with customers.

Whilst horticultural experience is desirable, more important is your proven track record in supporting adults with SEND to achieve their full potential. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent managerial skills, a passion for landscape-scale nature conservation and a “can do” attitude.

Closing date: Sunday 31st January

Interview date: Friday 26th February

Please visit to view the post and 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.

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