Thanks for your interest in joining the Forest of Marston Vale.

We're a charity whose mission is to plant trees and manage woodlands to make life better for people and wildlife in the Marston Vale, 61sq miles between Bedford and Milton Keynes. Since the early 1990’s, we’ve transformed the landscape and made the Marston Vale a thriving place to live, work and play. We’ve already planted around 2 million trees, increasing tree cover from 3% to 15% - with your help we want to plant 5 million more trees, and achieve tree cover of 30%. Find out more about who we are.

Would you like to join our team? Discover career opportunities at our Community Forest below:

Digital Marketing Assistant

Part-time, 20 hours per week, with options for flexible/hybrid working patterns

£21,000-23,000 per annum, pro-rata

We are looking for an experienced Digital Marketing Assistant to take day-to-day responsibility for our digital channels (social media, website). Working closely with our full-time Communications Officer, the successful candidate will drive forward our digital activity to deliver increased awareness, engagement and support for the Forest of Marston Vale Trust and its subsidiaries.

The role involves planning, coordinating and delivering social media and online activity, including content creation and PPC, together with the measurement and analysis of results to continually drive improvements. Experience in a similar role is essential.

A full Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded here.

For more information or an informal chat please call Grant Sorrell, Commercial Director, on 01234 762616.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the Job Description to [email protected] . Candidates are encouraged to provide links to examples of their previous work; those selected for interview will need to do so at that time if they haven’t already done so as part of their application.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 15th May. Interviews to be held week commencing 23rd May.


Hospitality Supervisor

We're looking for an experienced Hospitality Supervisor to join the team at the Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine. The Forest Centre is a social enterprise that raises funds for our charity, and includes a public café, corporate events, private parties and weddings.

The role involves leading the front of house team to deliver a welcoming, community spirit type service daily in the café bar and through our events. You will be responsible for supporting the Catering Manager, coaching and motivating the team, ensuring the highest standards of Food Safety and Health and Safety, opening and closing the café bar and cash handling at the end of each day.

About you:

Experience in leading a team in a hospitality setting is essential. The ideal candidate will hold high expectations when delivering customer service, be enthusiastic when exploring menu ideas and be calm and confident when responding to customer requests and complaints. Experience in cash handling and event management would be advantageous although full training will be given.

About the role:

Shifts will be 5 days from 7 worked out on a weekly rota basis. Weekend and evening work will be required, although we pride ourselves on offering a fair work/life balance.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £10 per hour

To apply:

To apply, or for more information, please send your CV to [email protected]


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If you have any problems downloading the information please contact us on 01234 767037.