The Forest of Marston Vale is a forest in the making; covering an area of 61 square miles between Bedford and Milton Keynes, it’s one of England’s Community Forests which together form the country’s largest environmental regeneration initiative. The Forest of Marston Vale Trust is the charity creating the Forest of Marston Vale. Since the early 1990’s, we’ve been planting trees to transform the once-degraded landscape and make the Marston Vale a thriving place to live, work and play.
A core target for creating the Forest is increasing tree cover to 30% – a ten-fold increase from the early 1990’s – as a means to transform the social, economic and environmental prospects of the area. The Forest of Marston Vale Trust, working with local communities, landowners and partners, has already increased tree cover to over 15% – a truly impressive achievement – and we’re looking to build upon this success in the next phase of creating the Forest.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, driven and confident individual to join us as a Woodland Creation Officer and expand our existing high-performing team. You’ll work to secure increased levels of woodland creation and tree planting to boost the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale. Our existing team are delivering more woodland than ever before in our long history, and we’re looking for someone to help us manage this and do even more.