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

Interim Conservation Volunteers Team Leader

We are recruiting! Are you looking for a career in conservation? Do you enjoy working with people and delivering hands-on conservation projects? 

The Thames Chase Trust is seeking a part-time Interim Conservation Volunteers Team Leader to manage two large, experienced and enthusiastic teams of conservation volunteers.

The Team Leader is a key member of the organisation and you will be responsible for organising and leading a varied programme of practical conservation tasks across the 40 square miles of the Thames Chase Community Forest.

You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of organisations including the Forestry Commission, the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership, local authorities, schools, and other environmental charities.

You will be based at the Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster (RM14 3NS) and initially work 3 days per week, including Tuesday and Thursday out in the field on practical conservation project delivery with the volunteers.

The part-time interim role could lead to a permanent contract for the right candidate so do not delay in contacting us.

The closing date for enquiries is 5pm Friday 29th June 2018.

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply please contact: 
Mary Wright
T: 01708 642970



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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