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Employment Opportunities

We currently have no vacancies within The National Forest Company.

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

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

Other Oppertunities of Interest

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is seeking a

Project Manager for our Central Rivers Initiative

18 hours per week

Salary £12,772 plus 9% pension

This is a fixed term post initially for a period of 12 months expected to be from January to December 2015.

The initiative, which has been running since 2010 is entering into a new stage and the emphasis will be on delivery of direct work on the ground including demonstration schemes; there will be a need to develop projects and succeed with raising financial support. Projects will be devised to implement and/or influence delivery of the Central Rivers Action Plan and associated strategies. The Manager will also be responsible for maintaining an active partnership and raising programme awareness, through key stakeholder liaison. The overall aim is to make Central Rivers an exemplar of Sustainable (economic, social and environmental) Development.

We are looking for someone with:-

Substantial experience of programme and/or project management, delivery, reporting and evaluation who has:-

  • A degree or similar in an environmental discipline
  • Driving licence

Experience and Knowledge of:-

  • Lowland habitats and their management for nature conservation including habitat and species restoration
  • MapInfo GIS system

If you would like to request an application pack please email

Closing Date: 4pm on Friday 7th November 2014

Interviews will be week commencing 17th November 2014


13 Oct 2014

Demand for Grown in Britain Timber Increases

The National Forest Company welcomes Grown in Britain Week. Grown in Britain brings together everyone who values our forests, woods and trees and the products we can make from the wood they produce.

08 Oct 2014

New opportunity for people in Leicestershire to help create The National Forest

A new woodland is about to be created in The National Forest and the National Forest Company is hoping the people of Leicester and Leicestershire will get involved and help it take shape.

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24 Oct 2014

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

22ndAugust 1485 a battle rages, King Richard III is defeated, Henry is crowned and the Tudor dynasty is born. Visit the award-winning exhibition and follow the King into battle, walk the Bosworth trail or simply enjoy a coffee in the medieval Tithe Barn restaurant.

24 Oct 2014

National Forest Adventure Farm

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Enjoy a day of adventure whatever the weather! Feed the animals, explore the Funfield, take a tractor and trailer ride, have fun in the Playbarn. Navigate the huge 10-acre Maize Maze during summer.

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01 Sep 2014

The National Forest Wood Fair in the rain

It was a blessing it hadn’t rained in the night. But 6am arrived and the first spots started. I bravely tweeted “Come and walk the National Forest Way in the dry!” - referring to the miniature version of the route we had laid out in the shelter of our marquee - and set off to the site.

14 May 2014

May is a beautiful time to walk the newest long distance trail in England!

I finally finished walking the trail last weekend. As Media Relations Officer I like to know what I’m talking about and I wanted to get a feel for the trail as a whole.

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