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Forest Manager - Robinson Forestry Ltd

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Homebased (with travel required throughout central England)

Full-Time, Permanent Role (part-time considered)

We are a progressive forest management company based within Central England. Our mission is to provide a one of a kind, stand-out service to our range of clients. Our winning approach to forestry has resulted in unprecedented demand for our services, and as such an exciting Forest Manager position has been developed.

We are seeking a Forest Manager to assist with all work areas from woodland creation to timber harvesting and everything inbetween, no two days will be the same.

Estate Worker - Netherwitton Estate

Netherwitton is a traditional, privately owned, family-run rural estate, located 8 miles west of Morpeth in Northumberland. We are now looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and adaptable individual to join the estate as a general estate worker with a bias towards conservation.

The role will encompass a range of responsibilities to assist with the general running of the estate. The Estate extends to over 5,000 acres of primarily let farmland and in hand woodlands with residential properties and is centred on Netherwitton Hall. The estate is in the process of creating holiday lets with focus on the environment and protection of red squirrels.

Woodland Outreach Adviser - North England - Woodland Trust

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Full Time, Fixed term contract until end of May 2026

The Woodland Outreach Adviser will focus on increasing restoration and sustainable management of ancient woodland across the North of England through raising the profile of ancient woodland, managing existing partner relationships, and forging new ones to develop and deliver new funded project ideas. The role will also be responsible for working through consultants to deliver advice and support to landowners.

Waddeton Court - Ranger - Private Estate

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Full Time / Fixed Term 12 months

Salary: £21,000-25,000

We are currently looking to recruit an outgoing and positive individual to join our team and assist with the maintenance on a private family estate. The estate comprises of 150 acres of formal gardens, farmland, woodland, cover crops and recreational grounds. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty within South Devon, the estate boarders the River Dart.

RFS Forestry Roots Paid Traineeships - Royal Forestry Society

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For over 140 years, the Royal Forestry Society has dedicated itself to sharing knowledge on the art and science of woodland management so that the accumulated wisdom and experience of landowners, foresters, arborists, and others is transferred from one generation to another.

The passion we have for inspiring and supporting the future generations has been fuelled into our Forestry Roots

initiative which is kindly supported and funded by ALA Green Charitable Trust.

Development Officer - Tayside Woodland Partnerships

Development Officer contract

Tayside Woodland Partnerships has recently been given money to engage (on a contractual basis) a Development Officer to help the work of the organisation to grow. We see great potential for new woodland areas throughout the region to be developed to help sustain biodiversity and sequester carbon.

Forestry Technician: The Patsy Wood Scholarship - Future Trees Trust, National Trust and English Woodlands Forestry Ltd

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Forestry Technician: The Patsy Wood Scholarship

Future Trees Trust, National Trust and English Woodlands Forestry Ltd.

South Oxfordshire with optional hybrid working

£22,500 pa

Full-time, 1-year fixed term placement with possible extension

Future Trees Trust, the National Trust and English Woodlands Forestry are seeking a motivated individual to become the New Patsy Wood Scholar. Based in South Oxfordshire, this person will have a degree in forestry, genetics or a related land science subject, or the equivalent in practical experience.

Forest Craftsperson - Hamsterley - Forestry England

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An exciting opportunity to join the Hamsterley Beat team, part of North Forest District. You will play a key role in the hands-on delivery of practical land management and recreational work for Forestry England

Apprentice Woodland Ranger (Level 2) - The Ernest Cook Trust

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The Ernest Cook Trust seeks an Apprentice Woodland Ranger (Level 2)

The Ernest Cook Trust is an educational charity and one of the UK’s foremost providers and funders of Outdoor Learning. Our vision is for an environmentally engaged society with better connections to nature.
This 12-month apprenticeship will not only provide you with valuable practical skills, but also offer the opportunity to broaden your knowledge in woodland management. You will learn from qualified professionals and collaborate with our dedicated team to ensure our woodlands thrive. You will also attend College to support with coursework, assignments and exams.

Apprentice Conservation Ranger (Level 2) - The Ernest Cook Trust

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The Ernest Cook Trust is an educational charity and one of the UK’s foremost providers and funders of Outdoor Learning. Our vision is for an environmentally engaged society with better connections to nature.

As an Apprentice Conservation Ranger on our Home Estates, you will work closely with our experienced Estate Ranger, engaging in practical tasks that are specific to your apprenticeship. You will gain valuable knowledge and experience in conservation, land and wildlife management, all while receiving comprehensive on-the-job training.

Contracts Manager - Maydencroft Limited

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Are you an experienced Contracts Manager, eager to achieve with the skills to lead and most importantly motivate our existing teams? We would like to hear from you!

​In this new and exciting role, you’ll be building on our brand by contributing to the positive impact we have on the environment and people around us.

With responsibilities for the management of the large landscape and environment projects, but also the smaller ones, which will include hard and soft landscaping, countryside management, peatland restoration, access and biodiversity net gain to name just a few.

Assistant Warden - RSPB Eastern Solent Reserves - RSPB

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Location: Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve + Area
Salary: £26,379.00 - £28,319.00 Pro Rata
Contract: 6 months / Hours: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week

We are seeking an enthusiastic, competent and suitably qualified person to join the warden team, assisting with the annual work programme across the reserves in accordance with the management plans and maintaining visitor infrastructure on the sites to a very high standard in order to deliver a consistently excellent visitor experience.

Harvesting Manager - Dumfries - Scottish Woodlands Ltd


Senior Forester - Forestry England

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Salary: £37,485 - £40,590

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Bedgebury Office, Park Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SL

Forestry England is looking for an accomplished forestry professional that has led teams to successfully deliver forestry operations in multipurpose forests, but also has sound experience in stakeholder engagement. This role will lead and support the work of our two geographical beats at East Sussex and Kent; and will also lead on some key projects around plant health.

Rural Maintenance Manager - Landmarc Support Services Limited

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Contract Details: Full time, Permanent

Salary: £29,627.00 to £42,041.00 Depending on experience

Location: West Tofts Camp, Thetford, Norfolk

Landmarc manage and maintain over 220,000 hectares of land across the United Kingdom on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (part of the Ministry of Defence). This land is used to provide realistic and challenging terrain for military training and comprises of some of the most important and remote landscapes in the country.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team based at West Tofts (IP26 5EP) near Thetford in Norfolk as a Rural Maintenance Manager delivering a range of maintenance and management activities across both the rural and built estate.

Rainforest Squad Supervisor - Argyll & The Isles Coast & Countryside Trust

Logo: Argyll & The Isles Coast & Countryside Trust

Salary £27,000-30,000 depending on experience.

Are you ready for an opportunity to help Save Argyll's Rainforest? Join our Rainforest team, where we are working with communities and landowners to protect, restore, expand and reconnect the rainforests of Argyll.

With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, NatureScot and Scottish Forestry, ACT are about to kick start our latest project, the development of our dedicated Rainforest Squad.

Rural Estate Delivery Advisor - Landmarc Support Services Limited

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Contract Details: Full time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £50,000.00 + £6000 Car Allowance per annum

Landmarc Support Services are currently looking to recruit a Rural Estate Delivery Advisor to be based at Wathgill Camp, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL11 6AH.

Working as part of the North Region Management Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for contractual delivery across the regions, providing technical advice and strategic guidance relating to the Rural Estate to ensure compliance with the contract, Joint Service Publications (JSPs) and statutory requirements.

Conservation Officer - City of London

Logo: City of London

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £43,360 - £48,760 per annum inclusive of all allowances

Location(s): Burnham Beeches & Stoke Common

We are the City of greener futures

Joining our team in Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common in Buckinghamshire, you’ll help manage these nationally and internationally recognised nature reserves. Consisting of 300 ha of ancient woodland, wood pasture, valley bog and heathland, and home to one of the most important places for ancient trees in the country, these nature reserves are visited by over 600,000 people each year.

Park Groundsperson and Forester - Woodhall Estate

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Remuneration: £25,000-£30,000 per annum

Over a thousand people live, work or learn at Woodhall, whilst many thousands visit every year. This historic, yet innovative and dynamic rural estate encompasses substantial property portfolios, farmland, woodland, parkland, rivers, wetlands and much more.

A role with prime responsibility for, and focus on delivering, an exceptional level of presentation, maintenance and dynamic conservation of a historic and nationally important parkland and diverse estate landscapes.

Opportunities in Grounds - CGP Books Ltd

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£24,000 - £30,000 (dependent on role and experience)

If you’re passionate about working outdoors, we could have the perfect role for you — as we’re looking for Gardeners, Estate Workers and Machinery Operators to join us. Our in-house Grounds Team is based at Eccle Riggs Hall on the edge of Broughton-in-Furness. We look after our own private gardens, woodland and parkland spanning a 250 acre estate in this beautiful part of the Lake District. It’s a growing team and we’d love you to be part of it.

Rainforest Restoration Trainee - Saving Morvern's Rainforest - RSPB

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Location: Lochaline, Morvern

Salary: £23,401.00 - £25,122.00 Per Annum

Contract: 12 months

Hours: Full-Time

Do you have a passion for nature and would like to work outdoors? We are looking for an enthusiastic trainee who is keen to learn about rainforest restoration. You will be part of a close team, helping to remove the invasive shrub Rhododendron ponticum from across the Morvern peninsula in the West Highlands.

Operations Manager - Forestry - Longleat

Longleat Estate spans 3,600 hectares of diverse landscapes, including woodland, parkland, and agricultural fields. Our forestry department, with over four decades of experience, leads the way in continuous cover forestry in the UK. We proudly process and retail more than 2000 tonnes of sustainable wood annually through our firewood shop.

Reporting to the Estate Director, you'll lead the Forestry Business, overseeing woodland management, arboriculture, and firewood production, leading a team to meet targets safely and efficiently.

Landscapes, Grounds and Sites Operative - The Lulworth Estate

Are you interested in becoming an essential part of the day-to-day operation of the Lulworth Estate?

We require a hardworking, reliable and experienced Landscapes, Grounds and Sites Operative to join our dedicated team.

The Landscapes department undertakes a variety of work throughout the year such as: grounds maintenance, forestry/arboriculture, landscaping services and countryside management.

Contract Manager - North England - Woodland Trust

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The Contracts Manager will join our Operations team to represent the Woodland Trust locally, supporting a diverse portfolio of sites within North England, in line with the Trust’s standards and ensuring the safety of our colleagues, visitors, contractors and volunteers. It shall be the Contracts Manager’s responsibility to support Site Managers’ in the preparation and delivery of grant applications, operational contracts and projects including silvicultural operations.

The Contracts Manager will initiate, develop and project manage new innovative projects within and across the woodlands, working with external partner and a cross-departmental team of foresters, people engagement specialists, communications specialists and funders.

Woodland & Tree Officer - North Pennines National Landscape

Salary: Grade 10 £35,745 to £39,186 per annum

The post is temporary until end March 2025.

Employment location: North Pennines National Landscape office, Stanhope (hybrid working options available).

We are looking for confident and experienced conservation professionals to help us meet some ambitious targets for tree establishment in the North Pennines National Landscape.

Estate & Nature Recovery Manager - Belmont Estate

Logo: Belmont Estate

Competitive salary

Hours - Whilst office hours are typically 08.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday, this role requires a flexible approach.

Contract - Permanent

Location - Belmont Estate & Watercress Farm, Bristol

An exciting opportunity to help manage a beautiful and diverse country estate and to be part of a genuinely progressive business attempting to address the challenges of biodiversity decline, climate change, and nature disconnection. To oversee the delivery of estate objectives, through effective management of the Estate and Garden teams and practical delivery of wide-ranging estate projects.

Groundsperson - The Cotswold Group Ltd.

Logo: The Cotswold Group

Full time, permanent

We boast a comprehensive team of professionals, including fully qualified tree surgeons, experienced ground personnel and machine operators. Utilizing the latest technology, we excel in both domestic, commercial, and forestry work. Are you passionate about working outdoors and contributing to the preservation of our natural environment? Look no further! The Cotswold Group Ltd. is seeking dedicated individuals to join our team as Groundspersons.

Estate and Livestock Assistant - Belmont Estate

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Competitive salary

Hours - Whilst office hours are typically 08.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday, this role requires a flexible approach.

Contract - Permanent

Location - Belmont Estate & Watercress Farm, Bristol

A genuinely varied, wide ranging and important role on a beautiful estate. You will be responsible for the upkeep, care and presentation of the wider estate and regenerative farm. You will be involved in all aspects of work including livestock care, woodland work, and nature recovery work within our flagship rewilding and rewetting project. And be key to maintaining and promoting the estate’s profile within the local community and for guests and visitors.

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