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Forestry England

Business Support Officer – Operations and Business Improvement Programme

Based at The King’s House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NH with an opportunity for blended working
Fixed term – 21 months
Salary £26,534

We are Forestry England. We are the country’s largest land manager, caring for the nation’s forests for people, nature and the economy. The foundation of our organisation is our world-class sustainable management of the nation’s forests.

Our four values capture how we work:

  • Think beyond a lifetime - We make plans today for a better tomorrow, so our business and our forests are sustainable and fit for the future.
  • Be adventurous - We approach challenges with creativity and adventure, embracing research and innovation to stay relevant.
  • Do it together - We get our best results when we work with others, and we encourage diverse perspectives, so we make better decisions.
  • Look out and look after - We care about our colleagues, volunteers, partners, and customers, and we take a stand against unsafe behaviour.


We are looking for a Project Officer who will work across the Land Management and Recreation and Public Affairs teams to provide comprehensive project and administrative support to the South Forest District Operations and Business Resilience Programme.

Through these projects, you will also provide a level of remote, administrative support to area teams across the district to ensure continued and sustainable delivery of core objectives.

You will be working closely with the Project Officer and Managers, to provide project and administrative support for the scoping, planning and delivery of the Business Resilience Programme. As a part of this role, you will be systems expert for some of our existing, and newly developed internal systems; have delegated responsibility for managing several internal procedures and contribute to the development of internal guidance. You will take a supportive role within the development and delivery of internal training; organisation and management of regular area team support meetings; and wider ad hoc administrative tasks and responsibilities as required.

You will also provide administrative support to existing delivery teams within the areas of contract management, district Vehicle Machinery and Equipment management, emergency and contingency planning, health and safety systems and recruitment.

For more information about working for Forestry England please visit www.forestryengland.uk or click here to find out more about the role and apply now.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jenny Wilson by email: jenny.wilson@forestryengland.uk

Closing date: 11 December 2022

Closing Date: 11/12/2022  Location: The King’s House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NH

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