Jobs and Volunteering Opportunities

We do not currently have any employment vacancies. Please see below for information about volunteering with us and for opportunities within our member organisations.

Volunteering with The Tree Council

We are always interested in hearing from prospective volunteers who might be interested in office-based volunteering to support our day-to-day operations and special projects. If you would be interested in volunteering with us in this context, please email with some information about the type of opportunity you are seeking and any particular skills you would like to share.

Organisation: Forestry Commission 
Role: Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee Members (FWACs) in England
Forestry Commission England is looking for FWACs to help shape the way the Forestry Commission leads the protection, improvement and expansion of woodlands in each region of England and the delivery of these benefits with our partners.  The Committees consist of an independent Chair and volunteer members representing a range of interests.
The nomination process requires the completion of the attached expression of interest form by either nominating the organisation or the applicant themselves.  This should be returned with the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae by 21 January 2015 at the latest.  If the expression of interest is returned by the nominating organisation they should confirm that the candidate has agreed to be nominated.  If the form is returned by the candidate, then they should provide confirmation if their application is supported by a nominating organisation. Applications will be accepted by post or e-mail.
More information about the role can be found on the Forestry Commission website

Organisation: The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) in partnership with Rural Development Initiatives Ltd (RDI)
 Project Manager for Forestry Learning Network
The new role will have responsibility for managing the development and running of a professional development network for foresters, called the Forestry Learning Network. It will involve working with forestry SMEs and producing and delivering professional development plans, courses, events and e-based learning.
Location: The Project Manager post will ideally be based at the ICF offices in Bristol and recruiters are currently seeking someone with the right mix of skills and experience relevant to the post.
Salary: £23,500 to £39,000
Contact: A full job description is available from the ICF website, and can be downloaded here.
For further queries about this post, please e-mail or visit For an informal, in confidence discussion, call Will Richardson on 01765 609355 or 07957 184978. Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Monday the 5th January 2015 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th January 2015 in Bristol.

Organisation: Ancient Tree Forum
Role: Finance Trustee
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Ancient Tree Forum, a small charity whose aim is to promote the importance, care and protection of Britain’s unique ancient tree heritage. It is seeking to recruit a Finance Trustee to contribute to the financial management of the charity and so assist it in taking forward its Strategic Plan. This is a statement of the direction and ambition of ATF, and an important step change for this small organisation. With your experience your contribution will help to ensure our financial viability and sound governance, taking care of legal obligations, advising the board and overseeing our administration. The ideal candidate will have proven knowledge of these areas, and be prepared to support the Board with all aspects of our work.

Please apply by e mail to

Organisation: BTCV Kent
The Thanet Countryside Trust are looking for additional volunteers to help out at their lovely Monkton Nature Reserve. Both ‘indoor' and ‘outdoor' help is being sought; indoor duties include greeting visitors to the reserve, sorting through book donations or cataloguing items to raise funds via the e-bay website.
Outdoor volunteers are always welcome to help with the Saturday work parties which are held on the second Saturday of each month.
Please go to for information. To volunteer or for further information please contact John McPherson, Trustee by e-mail or 01843 843083.

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