Jobs & Careers

The Heart of England Forest is the premier woodland creation charity in England. We have already created the largest new native broadleaf woodland in England and continue on our mission to grow a 30,000 acre contiguous forest. Not only is our forest expanding, so too is our team, and we have two exciting opportunities for you to join our expert forestry team based in South Warwickshire / Worcestershire.
To request an application form and job description / person specification please email jobs@hoef.co.uk stating the position you wish to apply for. Please note that CVs will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form.

 

  • Forestry Officer (Salary – £30,000 p/a)

This multi-disciplined role will be perfect for someone with existing forestry experience looking to further their career in forestry, giving the successful candidate an opportunity to grow and shape England’s largest new native broadleaf woodland.

In this role you will work alongside our Head Forester to prepare, implement and evaluate operational plans. This will include practical forestry planning, planting and maintenance, as well as caring for our mature and ancient woodland sites, working with the staff team, volunteers, corporate supporters and contractors to achieve our vision of a 30,000-acre contiguous woodland.

The role is diverse, and as well as demonstrating a sound knowledge of forestry best practice and current issues, and a wide practical skill base, you will need to consider widening public access and encouraging people and wildlife.

We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual who will be a key player in the delivery of our strategy. You will be a passionate ambassador for the charity, so good communication skills are a must. If this sounds like you, and you are a self-motivated person able to work both autonomously and as part of a small team, then please apply.

Closing date: Friday 11th August

 

  • Forestry Intern (Salary – £15,000 p/a)

Fixed term contract – 1 year

This training role is ideal for a budding forester wishing to develop a wide range of forestry skills, experience and competencies for career progression, e.g. gap year student, middle year placement, post-qualification year, etc. 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 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: Friday 11th August