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.
Forestry Intern - Salary £19,344 p/a plus benefits
Fixed term contract – 1 year
This training role is ideal for a budding forester early in their career wishing to develop a wide range of forestry skills, experience and competencies for career progression. Ideally suited for someone starting or changing to a career in forestry as no experience is necessary, but a clear need and commitment to the environment must be demonstrated. 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 focused mainly on woodland establishment 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.
Closing date: Sunday 9th August
Interview date: Tuesday 25th August or Wednesday 26th August