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Thames Chase Trust

Thames Chase Community Forest Director

  • Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster, Essex
  • Contract: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Salary: £50,000 to £55,000

Thames Chase Community Forest, one of a group of community forests established across England in 1990, connects 40 square miles of urban and rural landscape through east London and south-west Essex. The Community Forest is in the forefront of landscape regeneration and Thames Chase Trust is looking for an exceptional Director who is a passionate landscape manager to lead the most ambitious programmes into the next phase of Forest development.

After 30 years of successful landscape development, Thames Chase Trust has a unique and exciting, but challenging, opportunity to accelerate the creation of Thames Chase Community Forest into the next decade. If you are looking for a new challenge that will make a difference to local communities as well as supporting a national vision for a better environment, this rewarding post could be for you.

The Director will lead an enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers committed to working in partnership with diverse stakeholders. Bringing inspiration, innovation and practical management knowledge, the successful candidate will help deliver the Thames Chase Plan in its ambition to create a collective vision of this historic and unique landscape and a coherent plan for now and future generations. The Forest vision in the current Thames Chase 10 year plan is:

‘By 2030, Thames Chase Community Forest will be recognised as an inspirational example of landscape regeneration where enhanced, connected woodland and green space has made a clear difference to wildlife and peoples’ lives.’

The successful candidate will work independently and in co-operation with the National Community Forest network to progress government initiatives as well as initiating regional and local landscape projects with partner organisations and landowners.

Salary: £50,000-£55,000

For the full role outline, please visit:

Applications should indicate experience against the detailed criteria outlined in the role.

For more information or to make an application, please submit a covering letter and CV to

Closing date: 23:59, 21st March 2021

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