Jobs and careers
The Heart of England Forest is an exciting and ambitious charity working hard to create a huge new woodland in the heart of the country that will benefit people and wildlife for generations to come.
We take our mission very seriously; it has never been more important to invest in our natural environment. Planting trees and creating new woodlands is no longer just a positive ambition for the country, it’s absolutely essential. It is the simplest solution to help mitigate climate change and create new green spaces that can help reconnect people and communities with nature and the natural environment.
Our goal is to reach 30,000 acres of semi contiguous forest by planting 13 million native broadleaf trees. To date we have planted 2 million trees across 7,000 acres – a mosaic of habitats including woodland, grassland, wetland and heathland. The significance and scale of our work cannot be underestimated: The Heart of England Forest - already the largest new native forest in the country – will become one of the largest forests in the UK.
Our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The Heart of England Forest is committed to encouraging equity, diversity and inclusion amongst our current and future workforce. We are a Disability Confident Employer and part of The Race Report, driving diversity in the environment sector. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
Director of People & Culture - up to £64,000 p/a based at Dorsington with regular travel to and around the Forest
Forest Habitats Manager - £45,000 - £50,000 p/a Dorsington with regular travel to and around the Forest
Get advice and tips for careers in conservation from the Forest team.
Benefits of working with us
The charity is a rewarding place to work and offers its staff a number of benefits:
- Flexible working to ensure a work-life balance
- 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
- Contributory company pension with 4.5% employer contribution
- Health Cash Plan – get cash back on opticians, dentists and more!
- Group Income Protection Scheme – to support you if you get sick
- Employee Assistance Programme – financial, physical and mental wellbeing support
- Access to exclusive discounts from thousands of retailers
- Life Assurance at four times your basic salary
We are proud to be have been awarded the Living Wage Foundation accreditation, recognising our commitment to paying our staff a real living wage based on the true cost of living. Find out why we choose to pay our staff the real Living Wage.