Information on positions needed to be filled within the community forest.

Vacancy for Finance & Admin Officer 

We are now recruiting for a part-time Finance & Admin officer to join the Land of the Fanns team!

Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster, RM14 3NS
Salary: £11,000 per annum with £1,000 bonus payable on successful completion of fixed term
Basis: Part-time fixed term contract (March 2018 to March 2022)
Closing Date: 26th February 2018
Interview Date: 7th March 2018

As part of the Land of the Fanns team, the role of the Finance & Admin Officer is key to the success of the Scheme. Through delivery of 26 individual projects, the Land of the Fanns Scheme aims to develop a renewed understanding and appreciation of the local landscape, revealing its hidden treasures of natural, geological, built and archaeological heritage to a wider audience. Our ultimate goal is that our partners and communities will be better placed to champion it long after the scheme ends.

If you think you would like to play a part in taking this innovative scheme forward, then we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit a CV and covering letter, which should reflect the person specification in the application pack, to Download the application pack from the sidebar on the right of this page (bottom of page if viewing from a mobile device). 

Vacancy for Cycle Hire Assistant

Would you like to join our team?

We are looking to recruit an assistant to join the pool of Trailnet staff, working at our Cycle Hire Point at Thames Chase Forest Centre. This is a temporary, part-time position for seasonal operations from 25th March to 30th October. This role would be ideal for those looking for one or two days a week (regular Saturdays or Sundays) during term time & two or three days a week during school holidays. You will be contracted, at the National Living wage hourly rate to Trailnet, who operate the cycle hire point on our behalf but will be supervised by the Forest Centre Manager and Forest Centre Trustee. There will also be the opportunity of extra hours available with Trailnet at other sites.

Please email and cc or ask in the visitor centre for the job description.

Applications: please email to the above or post to Wendy Baker, Forest Centre Manager, Thames Chase Forest Centre, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS by Friday 23rd February 2018.

Trustee Vacancies

The Trust is seeking trustees who are passionate about the countryside and creating a better environment. We are particularly looking for the following skills:

  • Experience of working in the business world at the highest level
  • A legal background

Area of activity – 40 square miles in Brentwood, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Thurrock and Essex.

For a general description of the role of a Trustee, please download the Job Description document on the right hand side of this page (bottom of page if viewing on a mobile device).

Call Mary Wright for more information;
Tel: 01708 642970 or email



In the last 25 years Thames Chase Community Forest has planted over 2 million trees and provided 48 varied sites improving the distinctive historic landscape both for people and for wildlife. Much of this has been achieved with the support of local people through volunteering and in the past 5 years, it has been lead by the Thames Chase Trust almost entirely through dedicated volunteers.

Now with new and exciting challenges ahead, we need to expand our volunteer teams. The Forest and the Forest Centre have fresh opportunities for those who are looking to make a difference to our environment and enjoy the rewards of using skills in fresh ways.

Would you like to help make a difference to our environment and the rich variety of landscapes available to all who live in local communities ? We do need your help.

Opportunities include –

  • Conservation work throughout the Forest
  • Developing and managing a busy visitor centre and grounds
  • Producing a wide range of events
  • Promoting the work of the Forest and the Thames Chase Plan
  • Supporting a range of projects

 Volunteering brings many rewards -

  • meeting others with similar interests by working as a team in a friendly environment
  • utilizing your unique skills on worthwhile projects
  • working for the benefit of the local community
  • working indoors or outdoors
  • helping to create a safe, attractive and welcoming environment for others
  • leaving a legacy for the future
  • increasing your life experiences

For more information contact the Visitor Centre on 01708 642970 or email  


Thames Chase Cafe

Staff wanted for weekends and holidays.
For more information call:
01708 227779

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