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Logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandWoodland Creation Officer

Salary: £25,294 - £28,008

Location: Hamilton

Post Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 6 May 2018


Background Information


Central Scotland Conservancy has around 3 million people living within the area (60% of Scotlandís total population). The regionís woodland resource, roughly 140,000 hectares, takes in a range of landscapes, from the highly urbanised to the very rural.


The Conservancy covers two Forest Enterprise Districts, part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and 15 Local Authority areas from East Lothian through to North Ayrshire and Arran.


Purpose of Job


To actively promote and support the increase of new woodland cover within the Central Scotland Conservancy Area helping to meet the Draft 2017 Climate Change Action Plan targets. This will be achieved by delivering the Woodland Creation Programme Plan, which has been developed in partnership with the Woodland Expansion Steering Group. You will work with a wide range of stakeholders and land owners to develop and progress opportunities for woodland expansion in line with the Scottish Forestry Strategy and Regional Forestry Strategies.


It is desirable you have Associate membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) or are willing to work towards membership


Key Work Areas


To act as Project Manager for the Central Scotland Woodland Creation Programme, overseeing the delivery of key project milestones and working closely with the CSGN Woodland Expansion Steering Group.


Provide initial on site pre-application support and advice to farmers, landowners and their agents on woodland creation options, site suitability and potential grant availability.


Work in partnership with National Office, key forestry agents and organisations operating within the Central Scotland Conservancy (CSC) area to promote and offer guidance on the Forestry Grant Scheme and support the development of new publicity materials.


Stimulate new woodland creation projects through offering woodland management advice and guidance to land owners, managers, forestry agents and wider stakeholders.


Act as the FC Scotland lead contact for the delivery of the Woodland Creation milestones contained within the CSGN Development Plan 2025 (DP25) Action Plan.


Carry out Tendering, Contract and Budget Monitoring duties relating to the delivery of Farm Diversification Studies.


Represent FCS at a number of annual Agricultural Shows, Farm Walk and Talk events and other Woodland Creation focused seminars providing Forestry Grant Scheme advice and guidance as required.


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