Forest Creation Officer x 2

We’re looking for two enthusiastic, driven and confident Forest Creation Officers to secure increased levels of woodland creation and tree planting to boost the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale. They’ll work proactively with farmers and landowners to promote, secure and implement new woodland creation projects and schemes, and be instrumental in delivering our c.£8m Trees for Climate programme, supported by Defra, which seeks to create c.500 hectares of new woodland by 2025.

Location:  Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire MK43 0PR

Contract:  Fixed Term (31 March 2025) with potential to become permanent; Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £26,000-£30,000 per annum (plus benefits)

Forest Creation Officer - job description (PDF)

Forest Creation Officer - application form (Word doc)

Forest Creation Officer - equal opportunities monitoring form (Word doc)

Forest of Marston Vale - background information for applicants (PDF)

Creating the green heart of Bedfordshire - progress and impact study summary (PDF)

To apply: Please direct all applications to our external recruitment/response handler HR Initiatives Limited c/o [email protected]. For an informal chat about the role, please contact James Russell, Forest Director, on 01234 762607.


Forest Development Officer

We’re looking for an experienced, driven and confident Forest Development Officer to spearhead activity to accelerate the physical creation of the Forest of Marston Vale, delivering key aims and objectives regarding tree planting & woodland creation, sustainable woodland management, non-woodland habitat creation & management, access/recreation and biodiversity. The postholder will be highly personable and engaging, with a passion for improving our natural environment, and will be proactive in developing and implementing projects, programmes and initiatives to harness existing and additional resources.

Location:  Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire MK43 0PR

Contract:  Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £31,000-£35,000 per annum (plus benefits)

Forest Development Officer - job description (PDF)

Forest Development Officer - application form (Word doc)

Forest Development Officer - equal opportunities monitoring form (Word doc)

Forest of Marston Vale - background information for applicants (PDF)

Creating the green heart of Bedfordshire - progress and impact study summary (PDF)

To apply: Please direct all applications to our external recruitment/response handler HR Initiatives Limited c/o [email protected]. For an informal chat about the role, please contact James Russell, Forest Director, on 01234 762607.


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