Forest Ranger Phoebe looking into a bug catcher and smiling with a young girl
Careers in Conservation

Conservation careers

Are you interested in a career in the environmental sector, but not sure where to start?

The Heart of England Forest is investing in foresters of the future to help grow and nurture the huge new Forest we are creating and conserving.


Advice and tips

Find out from members of our forestry, biodiversity, and learning & skills teams about their routes into their current conservation roles, by clicking on the video links below. Hear their advice and top tips for getting into and progressing within the environmental sector. 

You can find current vacancies with the Heart of England Forest here. If there are no vacancies at this time, please check back regularly and keep an eye on our social media channels for jobs information.

Useful resources

Helpful websites and books recommended by the Forest team:



Feral - George Monbiot

Rebirding -Benedict Macdonald

Wilding - Isabella Tree

Trees of Great Britain and Europe - Alan Mitchell

The Tree - Steve Marsh

Senior Forest Ranger James crouching down smiling at the camera while tree planting
Senior Forest Ranger James
Biodiversity Officer Tasha stood in the Forest smiling at the camera
Gorcott Biodiversity Officer Tasha