Job opportunities

If you would like to work for Moor Trees please see the job opportunities below.

We work with volunteers and communities to recreate native woodland in and around Dartmoor and South Devon. At present we plant approximately 5-7 ha of new woodland a year, mostly saplings raised in our two nurseries, which currently hold about 25,000 seedlings.

We pride ourselves on our community engagement and our volunteers are very important to help us achieve our goals.

We believe in creating opportunities for the right individuals to take on rewarding and fulfilling roles, that enable learning and development through work and training.

We are an equal opportunities provider.

Volunteering

Job roles

Horticultural Trainee x10. Full Time. Temporary – 12 months (March 2021 – March 2022)

Location: Moor Trees tree nurseries – Broadley or Dartington, Devon

Salary: £6.00 p.h. Trainee salary. 37 hours a week. This role will include working on regular Saturdays. Temporary – March 2021 – March 2022

Moor Trees (formed in 1999) is a charity that works with volunteers and communities to recreate native woodland in and around Dartmoor and South Devon. At present we plant approximately 5-7 ha of new woodland a year, mostly saplings raised in our two nurseries, which currently hold about 25,000 seedlings.
We are currently expanding our operations and growing Moor Trees and our team of staff.

We are recruiting ten Horticultural Trainees.

This is a chance to achieve a qualification and a broad range of horticultural and countryside management skills, while gaining practical experience alongside other skilled professionals in a range of different horticultural and environmental settings. Working to promote the work of Moor Trees and our vision of more woodland across Devon, you will be helping to fight climate change, restore habitats and gain invaluable horticultural skills while developing your own career.
Starting in March 2021, you will be a highly motivated individual with an ambition to pursue a career working in the horticultural, conservation or environmental sector. The trainee scheme will provide successful candidates with comprehensive experience in practical horticulture. Successful candidates will spend several months through the year gaining practical experience at Moor Trees to gain a thorough understanding of native tree production and woodland creation. In addition to this, partner organisations will host Trainees on placements throughout the year, helping candidates to acquire a diverse suite of horticultural skills in countryside management, ornamental and production horticulture and commercial nursery management.

The Trainee scheme will include one day a week of online learning to study towards the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture. For this the candidate must have access to the internet, a computer and be motivated to complete an online course over a period of 12 months. In house practical training will be given in all aspects of practical garden management and maintenance, working alongside skilled horticulturalists and industry leaders.
Successful candidates will be mentored by the Tree Nurseries and Woodland Manager and work closely with the Tree Nursery Officers, Operational Officer and volunteers.

We pride ourselves on our community engagement and our volunteers are very important to help us achieve our goals. You must be able to provide a welcoming environment for those volunteers. In your role you will work within a small team so you will be willing to become involved in all aspects of the organisation. We are a dynamic, friendly and growing charity and are looking for people who can help us meet our ambitious objective of growing 50,000+ native trees every year and restoring woodland to places in Devon. The Trainee scheme is funded by a grant from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund and you will be employed by Moor Trees until March 2022.

To apply please download the relevant Job description and Person Specification from www.moortrees.org, or email info@moortrees.org, or call 01364 649 277. You will be required to submit your CV and a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role.

Any questions you may have or if would like to discuss any aspects of this role further please do not hesitate to contact Adam Owen (Director), adam.owen@moortrees.org or Annie Talbot (Tree Nurseries and Woodland Manager), annie.talbot@moortrees.org

Closing date for applications: 5 pm Friday 26th February 2021.

Interviews will take place: Friday 19th March 2021 at the Dartington Tree Nursery, Barracks Hill, Dartington, Devon. Interviews will be subject to adherence to Moor Trees Covid-19 risk assessment.

A contribution of up to £50 for travel expenses may be claimed.

Horticultural Trainee – Job description and Person specification 2021

Seasonal Tree Nursery Assistant x2.  Part Time.  Temporary – 4 months March – June 2021

The application window has now closed for these positions

Location: Moor Trees tree nurseries – Broadley or Dartington, Devon

£11.50 p.h. Temporary contract 15 hours a week across 3 days (5 hours a day), March – June 2021.  Some weekend work will be essential.

We are currently expanding our operations and growing Moor Trees and our team of staff. We are recruiting two Seasonal Tree Nursery Assistants who will each work within one of our two tree nurseries. Each nursery will be growing over 25,000 native broadleaved trees to enable the delivery of our woodland creation programme. Candidates will be managed by a Tree Nursery Officer and work closely with the Operational Officer, Apprentices and volunteers.

You must be able to provide a welcoming, enjoyable, and engaging experience for those volunteers and be friendly and approachable. In your role you will work within a small team so you will be willing to become involved in all aspects of tree nursery work. We are a dynamic, friendly and growing charity and are looking for people who can help us meet our ambitious objective of growing 50,000+ native trees every year and restoring woodland to places in Devon.

The role is part-time, seasonal and will include working on Saturdays.

Please download the relevant Job description and Person specification below.  You will be required to submit your CV and a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role.

Any questions you may have or if would like to discuss any aspects of this role further please do not hesitate to contact Adam Owen (Director), adam.owen@moortrees.org or Annie Talbot (Tree Nurseries and Woodland Manager), annie.talbot@moortrees.org

Closing date for applications: 5 pm Friday 5rd February 2021.

Interviews will take place: Thursday 18th February 2021 at the Dartington Tree Nursery, Barracks Hill, Dartington, Devon.  Interviews will be subject to adherence to Moor Trees Covid-19 risk assessment.

A contribution of up to £50 for travel expenses may be claimed.

Seasonal Tree Nursery Assistant – Job description and Person specification 2021

Tree Nursery Officer x2.  Full Time.  Temporary (until March 2022)

The application window has now closed for these positions.

Location: Moor Trees tree nurseries – Broadley or Dartington, and the office, South Brent.  Various locations around South Devon.  Home working is encouraged when off-site

Salary: £25,012 p.a. 37 hours a week inc 3% pension contribution.  Weekend work and some evening work will be essential.  Temporary (until March 2022)

We are currently expanding our operations and growing Moor Trees and our team of staff.  We are recruiting two Tree Nursery Officers who will each take responsibility for managing one of our two tree nurseries. Each nursery will be growing over 25,000 native broadleaved trees to enable the delivery of our woodland creation programme.  Candidates will be managed by the Tree Nurseries and Woodland Manager and work closely with the Operational Officer, Apprentices and volunteers. As Tree Nursery Officer, you will be responsible for managing the work of Seasonal Tree Nursery Assistants.

You must be able to provide a welcoming, enjoyable, and engaging experience for those volunteers and be a strong, approachable leader.  In your role you will work within a small team so you will be willing to become involved in all aspects of the organisation. We are a dynamic, friendly and growing charity and are looking for someone who can help us meet our ambitious objective of growing 50,000+ native trees every year and restoring woodland to places in Devon.

We have been fortunate to receive a large grant from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund and have a very intensive programme of works to deliver by March 2022.

The role is full-time and will include working on weekends, which will be allocated on a rota.  Generally, more weekend commitments are required during the winter months, throughout the woodland planting season.  There is potential for these positions to become permanent beyond March 2022, dependent on funding.

Please download the relevant Job description and Person specification below.  You will be required to submit your CV and a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role.

Any questions you may have or if would like to discuss any aspects of this role further please do not hesitate to contact Adam Owen (Director), adam.owen@moortrees.org or Annie Talbot (Tree Nurseries and Woodland Manager), annie.talbot@moortrees.org

Closing date for applications: 5 pm Wednesday 3rd February 2021.

Interviews will take place: Tuesday 16th February 2021 at the Dartington Tree Nursery, Barracks Hill, Dartington, Devon.  Interviews will be subject to adherence to Moor Trees Covid-19 risk assessment.

A contribution of up to £50 for travel expenses may be claimed.

Tree Nursery Officer – Job description and Person specification 2021

 

Address

The Old School Centre
Totnes Road
South Brent
TQ10 9BP

Telephone

01364 649 277

Charitable Status

Moor Trees is a charity
Registered No. 1081142

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