Many people feel that a job on Ashdown Forest would be an ideal career change for them often after being made redundant or after a period of unemployment.
Competition for the rare vacancies that do come up on Ashdown Forest is very strong, and it is important applicants give themselves the best chance of success!
As a minimum we would require a chainsaw qualification and some form of land management qualification.
Advice on how to get these, and other relevant qualifications, can be sought from local agricultural colleges at Hadlow, Wye and Plumpton. These colleges have frequent open days that applicants might find helpful.
Another factor we take into account is experience and applicants may find it beneficial to do some conservation volunteering, either with us (see the volunteering page) or with similar organisations.
Please do not send us CVs we no longer keep them on file as vacancies are so infrequent.