We're hiring a Tree and Woodland Officer NOW CLOSED

We're hiring a Tree and Woodland Officer NOW CLOSED

This position has now been filled.

Working as one of England’s Community Forests, we are delivering and funding up to £1.5 - £3 million per year of woodland creation projects in the West of England. We are looking for a committed individual to join us to deliver tree planting projects across the region, working with private landowners, businesses, communities, councils, schools and others.

Are you knowledgeable about trees and woodlands? Experienced in working with a diverse range of partners to plan, fund and deliver habitat schemes? Committed to making a difference and playing a key role with an ambitious and growing charity? If so, we have just the role for you!

The Forest of Avon Trust is the West of England’s Community Forest, an independent charity and one of a national network. We are growing our work and impact through implementing the Forest of Avon Plan, delivering the multi-million-pound tree planting programme ‘Trees for Climate’ as well as delivering other projects in woodland management, skills, education, community projects and health and wellbeing activity.

Fixed-term contract until 31st March 2025, with intention to make permanent, to start as soon as possible:

  • Salary band £29,200 to £33,000 gross per annum, with annual appraisal and review
  • 5 days per week (37.5 hours) (we would consider part-time or job share applications)
  • Flexible working
  • 30 days holiday including usual bank holidays
  • Main office base at Lockleaze, Bristol, with some homeworking optional and attending frequent meetings and site visits in the West of England area
  • Employee Pension Scheme with employer contribution
  • We are a friendly team offering training opportunities, a flexible approach to working and an opportunity to influence nationally through our network of England’s Community Forests and work with Defra as well as regional and national partners.

    For more information, including the job description and specification, please download the PDF below.

    Details on how to apply below.

    Tree and Woodland Officer Job Description

    Applications will be reviewed as they come in and interviews arranged for suitable candidates. We reserve the right to close applications early when a suitable candidate is found.

    Please send a CV and written statement in support of your application.

    Your CV should be no more than 2 pages, your written statement should answer each of the essential and desirable criteria above. Please use each bullet point as a heading and answer each point directly.

    Please send these to Jess Kirkby via jess.kirkby@forestofavontrust.org  When submitting an application, please ensure you get an email confirming receipt of your application from us in case of any email issue.

    Applications will be anonymised prior to shortlisting.

    For more information on the Forest of Avon Trust, please go to: www.forestofavontrust.org. For more information about the role, please call Jack McCrickard, Woodland Creation Manager on 07375 842 731 or email jack.mccrickard@forestofavontrust.org