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Unless otherwise stated, all roles are based at the Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS.


Community Tree Nursery and Engagement Officer (Part-time)

Salary: £12,900 (22.5 hours per week - 0.6 full time equivalent)

Application deadline: 17 November 2019

Start date: From November 2019

Reporting to: Trustee with overall responsibility for the Forest Centre

Responsible for: Community Tree Nursery development and volunteers

The role

Please read on to find out more about a new and unique opportunity to work in the Thames Chase Community Forest.

The Thames Chase Trust is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic new member of our team who has the energy and drive to take forward an exciting new chapter for our Community Tree Nursery.

The Thames Chase Trust is the lead partner of a Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) Landscape Partnership called ‘Land of the Fanns’, a £2.4 million project aimed at delivering physical improvements and engagement projects across East London and South-West Essex. The Community Tree Nursery project is part-funded by HLF through this programme, and the postholder will be helping to support programme delivery.

The Thames Chase Trust has worked in partnership with the Land of the Fanns project to secure vital support funding to refresh the existing Community Tree Nursery and engage the local community in creating a resource that will remain for the future.

The role: Community Tree Nursery and Engagement Officer (part-time)

The salary: £12,900 (22.5 hours per week - 0.6 full time equivalent)




Do you enjoy working with volunteers and engaging people to improve their environment?  

Do you want to help create a local resource of trees collected from local seed for planting across the Thames Chase Community Forest?  

Do you want to help manage this tree stock and educate current and future generations about the benefits of trees?



If you have answered yes to any question above or are interested in the role, then we want to hear from you! 
For more information or to apply for this role, email a CV and covering letter to Mary Wright. at





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  


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