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Heart of England Forest

Project Delivery Officer x 2

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.

So far over 2.1 million new trees have been planted, covering around 4,500 acres across Worcestershire and Warwickshire. These new woodlands make up the significant part of our 7,000 acre Forest, which consists of a mosaic of habitats that provide a safe and permanent place for wildlife as well as an escape for people from the urban environments surrounding it.

We have been awarded a significant grant from the Defra Trees Call to Action Fund for #Defra Heart of England: growing momentum, capacity, skills and trees. In partnership with Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick, and Wychavon District Councils, the Heart of England Forest is leading this three year project to engage with landowners and local communities to increase tree cover across the landscape. Working together to identify suitable areas for trees to be planted, facilitate tree planting, and support woodland maintenance, new woodlands will be created that benefit the environment, boost biodiversity, and provide havens for communities to enjoy. As we grow the level of tree cover then more skilled people are needed to plant and maintain the new woods. The project will have created four full-time project roles, four apprenticeships, and provide training for local volunteers, increasing the number of people with the requisite skills and ensuring sustainability of these new woodlands.

The Heart of England Forest is a vibrant and rewarding place to work. Joining the charity as part of the Trees Call to Action Project (TCAP) delivery team offers the unique chance to play a key part in delivering momentous and meaningful work today, that establishes long-term foundations for further growth tomorrow.

Project Delivery Officer - £30,000 p/a pro rata
Fixed term contract to 28th February 2025
Full-time / part-time / job share available

We are looking for two candidates with widespread experience of project delivery and good team working skills. The successful candidates will work closely with project partners to engage with local communities and larger scale landowners to identify suitable areas for tree planting. Working with them to understand their needs, you will provide information on different types of planting and support them through the regulatory and funding process.

You will be passionate about landscape-scale conservation and the benefits this brings to both people and wildlife and have a demonstrable track record in successful team working.

The post will be based in the Heart of England Forest head office in Dorsington, but due to the nature of the project hybrid working will form part of the role. Each project delivery post has been assigned a particular geographic area – Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon or Wychavon district – and will be expected to travel extensively across their project area. However, both posts will contribute to delivery across the wider project area as applicable, working on a collaborative manner with the existing project team.

Our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Heart of England Forest is committed to encouraging equity, diversity and inclusion amongst our current and future workforce. We are a Disability Confident Employer and part of The Race Report, driving diversity in the environment sector. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

Closing date: Sunday 14th July 2024 - midnight

Interview date: Friday 26th July 2024

Apply here

Closing Date: 14/07/2024  Location: Dorsington

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