Graduate Forester Job

Have you recently qualified in forestry or an allied discipline? Are you looking to develop your skills, knowledge and work experience? If the answer is yes, then Cumbria Woodlands offers you the opportunity to both do interesting work and grow and develop.

About the Role

Cumbria Woodlands along with the Lake District Foundation have been awarded funding from The Green Recovery Challenge Fund grant to continue and develop the restoration of ecologically important woodlands in the Thirlmere Valley, Cumbria.
To support this project, we are looking to recruit a recently qualified person with the right skills to plan, deliver and manage this work, with support from our team.

Candidates should be chartered, working toward or willing to work towards Chartered status, or Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body. This post is funded by The Green Recovery Challenge Fund. This is a government fund developed by Defra in partnership with its Arms-Length Bodies which the National Lottery Heritage Fund are administering on behalf of Defra. The post is initially offered on a 12-month fixed term contract, but we hope it will be extended beyond this.

  • Salary: £24,012
  • Hours: 37.5 per week; we support flexible working
  • Location: Thirlmere, Cumbria and remote; travel across Cumbria

About Us

Whilst the role is hosted by the Lake District Foundation, this is a partnership project and you be working closely with Cumbria Woodlands and United Utilities. The Lake District Foundation (LDF) is a registered charity. Based in Kendal, we work across the National Park, some 2000 km of landscape, and across wider Cumbria. We work to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment, and the cultural heritage, of the Lake District. This is a unique environment which is a vital space for both nature and people.

Cumbria Woodlands is a not-for-profit organisation which is in its 30th year. Our vision is for woodland in Cumbria to thrive ecologically and economically for the benefit of everyone. Cumbria Woodlands addresses gaps in delivery within the sector across woodland creation, woodland management, training and development, and policy and advocacy and invests its surplus for the good of the people and woodlands of Cumbria.

How to Apply

To request an application pack please contact Sandra Edmondson, Officer Administrator, Lake District Foundation :

For an informal discussion about the role, our organisation, and becoming part of a great team drop our Director Neville Elstone a line at to arrange a time to chat.

Closing Date- Monday 18th October 2021 at 9.00am
Provisional Interview Dates- 28th and 29th October 2021 

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