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Employment Opportunities


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


Training Opportunities

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


Volunteering Opportunities

The Woodland Trust are looking for self-motivated volunteers with experience in tree planting to join our national network of Woodland Creation Champions. Champions use their experience and initiative to advise and support landowners, schools and community groups interested in planting trees and hedges or creating new woodland.

Champions are based at home and help with a range of tasks including enquiries about species choice, planting and maintenance, monitoring recently planted woods and supporting groups receiving free Community Tree Packs from the Woodland Trust. Were looking for someone with good communication skills and experience in tree planting or maintenance who can spare around 2 hours each week on average. Access to transport and the internet are also required but induction, travel expenses and on-going support are provided. We particularly welcome volunteers with experience in e.g. forestry, arboriculture or community engagement but this is not essential. Champions will gain an excellent understanding of the many motivations, issues and opportunities associated with planting new woodland. Its an excellent way to help the Woodland Trust create more resilient landscapes for wildlife- and to build, use or showcase your understanding of woodland creation.

Full details of the role are available in the task outline (PDF, 0.4MB) and Volunteering Officer Shona Morton () is happy to answer any questions you have about taking part. If you would like to apply please see the Woodland Trust website for details.

If you are interested in volunteering opportunities in The National Forest, please see volunteering opportunities for more information.


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18 Mar 2015

New Woodland Takes Root in Wychnor

Montgomery Wood offers visitors fantastic views across the River Trent to Wychnor, with stunning views of St Leonard's parish church. This 2.3ha (5.7 acre) wood has been created by local businessman Chris Montgomery who runs a landscaping business based in Burton. Chris bought the land a few years ago and decided to create the woodland under the National Forest Changing Landscapes Scheme to provide wildlife habitat, access and wood for fuel.

17 Feb 2015

At home with history, for the launch of the 2015 National Forest & Beyond Visitor Guide

The National Forest & Beyond Visitor Guide for 2015 was launched at the National Trust's newly opened Arts and Crafts cottage, Stoneywell, earlier this week.

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28 Mar 2015

Conkers

Moira, Derbyshire

Explore 120 acres of forest along with new adventure play, assault course, barefoot walk, picnic areas, the Fairy Labyrinth and railway. Indoors discover the Enchanted Forest play area, over 100 interactive exhibits, cafes and shop. New activities planned for 2014. Free car parking.

29 Mar 2015

Calke Abbey House and Estate

Ticknall, Derbyshire

With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of the country house estate.  Explore this fascinating house, the beautiful walled garden and Calke Park and National Nature Reserve.

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09 Jan 2015

First reflections

John Everitt, newly in post as Chief Executive of the National Forest Company, shares his first thoughts on arriving at the Forest.

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