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Forestry Commission

Business Development Advisor (Woodland Creation)

Never has there been a more important time for trees and forests to help tackle the climate emergency and provide a much-needed sanctuary for people and wildlife. As part of the promotion and engagement project, this role will develop a pipeline of woodland proposals through identifying how woodland creation and management can meet land owners’ and managers’ objectives. You will work closely with a broad range of customers and stakeholders, and will have a sound understanding of land management and/or agriculture complemented by an understanding of forestry.

Four posts are available, based in the following areas:
- East & East Midlands (2 posts)
- Yorkshire & North East (1 post)
- South East & London (1 post)

The role will be based in the above four areas with flexibility for some optional blended working and if you are passionate about the role forestry can play in creating a better future for England, and want to play a part in that, we want to hear from you. By joining this programme you will become part of a team of passionate, committed colleagues, and you will have the opportunity to build on a wealth of expertise to take this ambitious work forward. You will be able to make your mark by helping the Forestry Commission to revolutionise how we reach new audiences and influence the woodland creation agenda. 

We are open to part-time working, particularly when combined with farming or other land-based activity.

Some key work areas are:

-Develop a local network with the forestry and land management sector, sharing skills and knowledge with advisors and those supporting land-use decisions.

-Plan and prioritise engagement with landowners and managers based on Area plans and priorities, and relevant data available, working closely with Area colleagues.

-Assist with the planning and delivery of local networking events and agricultural shows. 


A Civil Service pension.
A range of family friendly benefits.
An environment with flexible working options.
Learning and development tailored to your role.
A culture which promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment.
A range of wellbeing benefits including discounted Civil Service Healthcare, access to an Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, Bike to Work Scheme, plus many more.
25 days annual leave, with 1 additional day for each years’ service up to 5 years (pro rata)plus 10.5 bank holidays/privilege days. (pro rata)
Ability to buy or sell 5 days annual leave.
3 days volunteering per year. (pro rata)

£35,870 - £38,842

Apply here!

Closing Date: 14/12/2022  Location: East & East Midlands, Yorkshire & North East, South East & London

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