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Employment Opportunities

We currently have no vacancies within The National Forest Company, however, you may be interested in...

Training Opportunities

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) run a range of courses in practical environmental skills throughout the year (e.g. hedgelaying, coppicing, woodland management and dry stone walling). Contact them on 01283 223327 or 0116 2710178 for further details

Volunteering Opportunities

Burton Tree Survey
An exciting community project is about to start in Burton Upon Trent to assess the value trees contribute to society. East Staffordshire Borough Council together with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Burton Conservation Volunteers, the National Forest Company and Staffordshire County Council have come together to co-ordinate the project.

We know very little about the benefits urban trees provide to society, as a result they may be overlooked and not given the priority they deserve. This project aims to quantify tree benefits such as air quality improvement and carbon dioxide removal in Burton.

This project will use trained volunteers to carry out the field survey and is a great opportunity to make new friends and learn some new skills. No previous experience is required and volunteers will be given training in how to carry out the surveys to gain the skills and knowledge needed to gather the data. Volunteers will work in small groups to assess the quantity and age of trees at various points around the town. Further information is available from - Anyone interested in volunteering for the project should contact Victoria Liu at the Trust, by emailing or calling 01889 880100


26 Jul 2016

New Woodland Management Award for Top Quality Work in The National Forest

The National Forest Company (NFC) has established a new Woodland Management Award to recognise examples of outstanding woodland management taking place within the 200 square miles of the Forest.

19 Jul 2016

Make your hedge stand out with a free hedgerow pack from the National Forest Company and the Woodland Trust

Free hedgerow trees are available to landowners within the 200 square miles of The National Forest, to help combat the threats from a variety of pests and diseases to valuable mature trees that feature in our landscape.

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31 Jul 2016

Hicks Lodge: The National Forest Cycle Centre

Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Contact Hicks Lodge directly on 01530 274533. Hicks Lodge, which is owned by the Forestry Commission,is a fantastic day out forthe whole family - from budding cyclists to the more confident. Set in beautiful young woodland at the heart of The National Forest, it has been designed with the whole family in mind with a variety oftrails to explore.Brilliant fun!

06 Aug 2016

Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Enjoy the impressive ruins of a medieval manor house turned castle. Climb the huge 24 metre Great Tower, tiptoe through the underground tunnel and explore the undulating grounds.

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27 Jul 2016

Ramblings of a (would be) Volunteer Ranger - Part 1!

Carla Robinson, Administration Officer with the National Forest Company, talks about why she was drawn to be a ranger on the National Forest Way.

04 Apr 2016

25th anniversary blog: #1

I had the good fortune to sit down with Susan Bell OBE recently and talk about the early days of The National Forest, for the first of a series of films we will be making to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The National Forest.

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