RFS jobs

The RFS wishes to appoint an Intern to research, write, design and publish case studies on award winning woodlands throughout England.

Job title: Intern

Date: An eight week placement between June and September, starting date to be agreed.

Location: RFS HQ, Upton Estate, Banbury, Oxon and home base

Responsible to: Development Director will supervise and mentor the Intern.

Main purpose of the job: Write case studies of award winning woodlands from the RFS Excellence in Forestry competition and conduct forest mensuration in selected woodlands.

Main responsibilities:

  • Collect information for each of the six award winners in the 2014 RFS Excellence in Forestry competition from the judges, woodland owners/agents, independent field and desk top research.
  • Organise photography and maps for each of the case studies.
  • Write and design a case study for each woodland following a similar format to those published in 2013 – see http://www.rfs.org.uk/learning/case-studies
  • Secure approval to publish the case study from the RFS and woodland owner.
  • Publish the case studies on the RFS web site and liaise with the RFS Communications officer to ensure wide publicity.


  • A keen interest in and good basic knowledge of forestry and woodland management science and practice.
  • Strong IT, web and desk top publishing skills.
  • Good written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong organisational skills, ability to structure work without close supervision and work independently to tight deadlines.
  • Reliable, diligent and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel in England.


  • Studying for an undergraduate degree or recently graduated in forestry, countryside management or an environmental science course where woodland management is part of the curriculum.
  • Full driving licence, access to vehicle.

Previous experience

  • None required.


Full detail, and how to apply, can be found on the PDF below.



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