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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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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.

04 Apr 2016

Leading the way: world traveller offsets a lifetime of travel with donation to The National Forest

Stewart Wills is a man who has spent his life travelling the world. Conscious that many hundreds of flights had stacked up a significant amount of 'carbon debt', he was inspired by articles in the press at the time of the Climate Change Conference in Paris last year, to contact the National Forest Company (NFC) and discuss making a personal donation.

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07 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.

07 May 2016

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park

Market Bosworth, Warwickshire

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485, which marked a major turning point in English history.

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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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