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We are recruiting a new Project Director. 

The Wychwood Project is a registered charity which encourages and supports the conservation and restoration of landscapes and habitats within the former historic royal hunting Forest of Wychwood, in West Oxfordshire.

We are looking for a dynamic individual as Project Director (effectively Chief Executive) to build on our current success, and with the knowledge and ability to meet the responsibilities of the role. These include working with Trustees and a small team in developing and implementing strategic and operational plans, securing continued funding for  practical conservation on our nature reserves, learning and business development activities, managing staff and volunteers, engaging with members, local communities, landowners, and businesses to raise awareness of and commitment to meeting our objectives, and managing the operational and administrative demands of the charity and its membership.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in a dynamic and developing charity. Salary c £35,000 pa.

For further information please visit or contact our current Director at

Download an application pack here.


In a Nutshell - A look at the state of our woodlands


State Of Nature In Oxfordshire 2017 'MORE, BIGGER, BETTER, JOINED'

If we wish to be the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than that in which we found it, we must first assess its condition.  The State of Nature in Oxfordshire 2017 draws together a wealth of expertise from the country's professional and volunteer base in biodiversity and nature conservation.  The best information currently available has been used to paint a picture of the state of Oxfordshire's natural habitats and species, including long-term trends and more recent losses and gains.  Read the summary report here.


Students Get Practical Experience with the Wychwood Project

Thanks to Abingdon & Witney College who came to Wigwell Nature Reserve to put up a much needed new stock fence.