The Heart of England Forest is an exciting and ambitious charity working hard to create a huge new woodland in the heart of the country that will benefit people and wildlife for generations to come. Already the largest new native broadleaf woodland in the country, we take our mission very seriously; it has never been more important to invest in our natural environment. Planting trees and creating new woodlands is no longer just a positive ambition for the country, it’s absolutely essential. It is the simplest solution to help mitigate climate change and create new green spaces that can help reconnect people and communities with nature and the natural environment.
Our goal is to reach 30,000 acres of semi contiguous forest by planting 13 million native broadleaf trees. To date we have planted more than 1.8 million trees. The significance and scale of our work cannot be underestimated: The Heart of England Forest - already the largest new native forest in the country – will become one of the largest forests in the UK.
Not only is our Forest expanding, so, to, is our team. If you share our ambition, we have a number of exciting opportunities for you to join us. The charity is a rewarding place to work and offers its staff a number of benefits.
Please visit www.heartofenglandforest.com/get-involved/jobs/ 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.
Forest Ranger - Salary £22,000 plus benefits
2 roles: 1 permanent, 1 temporary (6 months fixed term contract with a possible extension)
We are seeking an experienced practical forestry team leader (s). This is an interesting role which will give the successful candidate an opportunity to grow and shape England’s largest new native broadleaf woodland. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to progress their career, has a “can do” attitude and will be a passionate ambassador for the charity.
You will lead a small team responsible for forest access and maintenance working anywhere within the 7,000 acre estate. The winter months will predominantly be tree planting when you will join the rest of the forestry team establishing new woodland within the Heart of England Forest.
In this role you will work with, and be supported by, our wider 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 working with the staff team, volunteers, corporate supporters and contractors to achieve our vision of a 30,000-acre contiguous woodland.
As well as practical forestry you will be involved in maintaining and widening public access, improving our diverse habitats and championing the Heart of England Forest.
Closing date: Monday 3rd August
Interview date: Tuesday 18th August