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Membership and Development Manager – Coalbrookdale, Shropshire

Are you interested in working in a membership and developmental role for an innovative woodland charity? Then we could have the role for you.

We are looking for someone to look after our active website and social media; as well as coordinating communication with our members and the wider public. You will also be engaged in supporting fund raising and project development.

A growing role, there will be opportunities to develop into other areas on successful completion of a 3 month probationary period, particularly for those with a woodland management background.

Based in the beautiful Ironbridge World Heritage Site, the role would initially be for 3 days a week, £17,491, pro rata, with both pay and hours subject to review.

Interested?  Please contact or call 01952 432769. Closing date – 23rd February.

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Project Manager Ironbridge Coracle Heritage

Following a successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Ironbridge Coracle Trust is seeking a Project Manager for the development phase of our project in Ironbridge from February 2018 to November 2018, with a possible extension to February 2019. The post is offered on a freelance basis or as a salaried post employed by Small Woods Association and based at the Green Wood Centre, Ironbridge. The post is for 3-4 days per week.

Freelance £150 a day, including all expenses. Freelance staff must carry appropriate insurance.

Employed: £24,000 pro rata 3-4 days per week

The project aims to restore the historic coracle shed in Ironbridge as a visitor attraction whilst developing a programme of activities to safeguard the craft of coracle making in Ironbridge

The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day project development for a round 2 application to HLF. This exciting role will include managing external teams who will developing detailed supporting information for the application, working with ICT Trustees and project partners to develop a forward plan for the coracle shed and writing the round 2 submission.

The post holder must show good knowledge of heritage conservation and project management and should have some Heritage Lottery Fund experience.

Further details about the project, the job description and the person specification may be downloaded from:

Interested, please contact Judy Walker by email on  Deadline 12 noon Saturday 24th February 2018 Interview date Wednesday 28th February 2018

NB This post is available as a job share, please state if you wish to undertake the post as a job share in your application.

Ironbridge Coracle Heritage Project Manager Application Form

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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.