Conservation, Education, Wellbeing

Tortworth Forest Centre is a community project based in South Gloucestershire which improves lives by reconnecting people with nature, through conservation, wellbeing programmes, outdoor events, courses and volunteering opportunities as well as our available jobs.

With the help of volunteers, we manage 20 acres of land within the wider Tortworth Arboretum, a historically important tree collection in South Gloucestershire. The land is owned and leased to us by woodlands.co.uk.

We are recruiting!

We have two exciting leadership roles available at the moment. Visit our Jobs page.

Operations Manager

Part-time fixed term contract, 2.5 days/week. £16.25-£18.75ph.

This is a new role and will lead on the development of our organisation, supporting staff and freelancers to have the skills, resources and support that they need to thrive.With full support from the board you will work with staff to deliver our new business development plan, ensuring the organisation is financially stable and that we are constantly improving and innovating. This is a part-time role for 12 months but a successful candidate will be able to deliver the income strategy so that we can continue the role after a year.

Please send us a cover letter and CV by Friday 17th June. Interviews will take place Tuesday 20th June via zoom

Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

Part-time maternity cover contract, 2 days/week. £16.25ph

Please send us a cover letter and CV by Friday 10th June. Interviews will take place Tuesday 14th June via zoom.

Start date will be asap, to end March 2023.

Get involved

There are many ways to get involved and support the project. Attend an open day or event, volunteer, make a donation of tools, and spread the word. Visit our Community pages to find out more.

What do we do?

With the support of volunteers, we are restoring the arboretum for community use, making it a resource available for volunteer and community groups to learn about and enjoy nature.

We put on events and workshops and invite community organisations to use the arboretum for their own events and activities too. We work with our partners to deliver projects that improve people’s lives through connecting to nature.

All of our activities aim to bring people together with nature so that the woodland is better managed, and people are empowered to care for and protect nature when it is under threat.

The arboretum

The arboretum’s collection of over 600 rare and champion trees was first designed and planted in the 19th Century and hosts an amazing and unusual ecosystem including wildflowers, deer, bats, butterflies and dragonflies, and many bird types.

It has suffered from serious neglect in recent decades, but the owners, woodlands.co.uk, have offered us a unique opportunity to restore and open it for conservation, education, and wellbeing.

We are looking for volunteers to help us do just that. So get in touch if you want to be a part of it.

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