We're hiring a Woodland Management Officer

We're hiring a Woodland Management Officer

As one of England’s Community Forests, we are seeking a Woodland Management Officer to join our team. We are looking for a committed individual to plan and deliver woodland management projects across the region, working with private landowners, businesses, communities, councils and others, to help bring our Forest of Avon Plan to fruition.

Are you knowledgeable about trees and woodlands? Experienced in working with a diverse range of partners to produce and deliver woodland management plans? 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 of England’s Community Forests. We are growing our work and impact through implementing the Forest of Avon Plan, delivering a multi-million pound tree planting programme ‘Trees for Climate’ as well as delivering many other projects in woodland management, creation, skills, health and wellbeing.

One-year fixed term contract with the intention to extend this subject to funding, to start as soon as possible:

• Salary band £29-34,000 gross per annum

• 3 days per week (0.6 FTE)

• Flexible working hours

• Main office base in St Pauls, Bristol, with some homeworking optional

• Travel to sites and meetings throughout the Forest of Avon area will be required

• Employee Pension Scheme with 3% employer contribution

• A very friendly team with 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 and national partners.

Please download Job Description and Person Specification below. 

Please send a CV and a written statement of your experience addressing the essential and desirable criteria above to jess.kirkby@forestofavontrust.org by 5pm on Monday 22nd April.

Interviews are planned to take place the following week (subject to variation).

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 Alex Stone, Forest of Avon Trust Director, on 07375 842732.