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Communications Officer
22,820 - 24,430 pro-rata, 3 days a week
Temporary contract until the end of March 2017

Can you help us celebrate 25 years of The National Forest?

The National Forest is now 25 years old and this milestone will be marked with a series of events and activities. Throughout the anniversary year the National Forest Company will raise awareness of achievements and build a culture of engagement in shaping the vision for the next 25 years.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Communications Officer to support us in celebrating the anniversary. This will involve developing social media and digital marketing whilst also supporting wider communications work, including organising events, promotional activities and media work.

You should have excellent social media skills, a flair for shaping a good story and the flexibility to help us make the most of our anniversary year. This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team and make a real difference to The National Forest.

Deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 25th May 2016
To find our more and how to apply please download the information pack using the link below:


Training Opportunities

Find out about Nationally-recognised Diplomas in Work-based Environmental Conservation run by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) in The National Forest.


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11 May 2016

Can the Ash Tree Survive Ash Die Back? A Living Ash Trial Created in The National Forest

A trial to look for potential tolerance to ash dieback in different varieties of ash has been created by Forest Research, the research agency of the Forestry Commission, on land owned by the National Forest Company (NFC) in The National Forest near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire.

04 May 2016

The National Forest Company Secures Charitable Status and Announces a New Partnership with Forest Holidays

The National Forest Company (NFC), the body charged by government to lead the creation of The National Forest, has formally received charitable status and today announces the signing of a new partnership with Forest Holidays.

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26 May 2016

Catton Estate

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Catton Hall, built in 1745 has a fascinating history, and still privately owned, retains its original collection of pictures and furniture. The grounds are available to hire for all types of public events, and the Hall, for small corporate or private groups.

28 May 2016

Stoneywell (National Trust)

Markfield, Leicestershire

Discover this unique Arts and Crafts cottage, where every turn conjures childhood memories of holiday excitement. Explore the garden and woodland and don't miss the rustic tearoom.

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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.

29 May 2015

Green business is good business

New CEO at the National Forest Company, John Everitt discusses how The National Forest pioneered the use of the environment at a landscape scale to lead social and economic regeneration, and now is the time to take the business community on a similar journey. "We can demonstrate that the Forest can also be an exemplary business development project, investing in our natural capital while improving the local economy."

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