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Heart of England Forest

Assistant Forest Ranger

Assistant Forest Ranger - November 2021

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.

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 over 1.9 million trees across 7,000 acres – a mosaic of habitats including woodland, grassland, wetland and heathland. 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.

If you share our ambition, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join us. The charity is a rewarding place to work and offers its staff a range of benefits.

Please visit our website 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.

Assistant Forest Ranger (Salary - £22,000 p/a)

This role is ideal for a practical person wishing to develop their conservation forestry skills, experience and competencies for career progression in a growing charity. It gives the successful candidate an opportunity to grow and shape England’s largest new native broadleaf woodland, whilst gaining practical experience on the job. 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.

You will be part of a dedicated team responsible for woodland and access management across the 7,000 acre Forest. The winter months will predominantly be tree planting when you will join the rest of the forestry team creating new woodland within the Heart of England Forest. This will include working with the staff team, volunteers, corporate supporters and contractors to achieve our vision of a 30,000-acre contiguous woodland.

The role is broad and 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. If you enjoy working outdoors in all weathers, engaging with members of the public and enjoying the natural world as the seasons change, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: Monday 29th November

Interview dates: Monday 6th December and Wednesday 15th December

Closing Date: 29/11/2021  Location: Warwickshire

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