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Communications Officer – Student Placement

Are you interested in working for a woodlands charity on a student placement?  Then we may have an opportunity to suit you.

Based at our headquarters in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire we are looking for someone to undertake a 12 month placement (3 months’ initial probation) to work with us on a wide range of issues related to multi-objective woodland management in Small Woods.

Salary £10,000 per annum.

If you are interested please contact us at or tel 01952 432769.

A job description can be found below

Small Woods Communications Officer – student placement job description

Woodland/Forestry Based PhD

Are you looking for a woodland/forestry based PhD, or know someone who is? If so, this could be for you. The topic is really important for Small Woods, as it is seeking to understand some of the wider benefits of Coppice Management.

Based at BIFoR at the University of Birmingham, the PhD is linked to Small Woods, with SWA playing a direct supervisory role. The PhD will look at the impact of work we are doing using brash bundle faggots in river management, in partnership with Severn Rivers Trust.

Interested? March 16th is the closing date. Details through the link below.


Volunteer Woodland Interns at the Green Wood Centre

Small Woods Association are providing an opportunity to gain experience within the woodland and greenwood craft sector for volunteer woodland interns.

Rolling program – 6 week blocks.

No direct experience required but would have volunteered or trained in a related discipline.
Keen to learn and gain experience within the woodland and Green wood craft sector.

Work program:
Woodland Interns will work 4 days a week which may include weekends and will undertake:

  • Support training manger promote training courses and woodland initiatives
  • Prepare tools and materials for craft and woodland courses
  • Assist course tutors to undertake Woodland management and Greenwood Craft courses
  • Undertake Woodland management, timber extraction and processing
  • Undertake a craft based project.

Work experience will be based at the Green Wood Centre, Station Road Coalbrookdale. Telford. TF8 7DR. Accommodation is available so please enquire.

Further details:
Contact Richard Thomason Tel. 01952 432769, email.

Please send your CV along with a statement of why you would like to take part in a Small Woods Association internship to: email.