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Forestry England

Project 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 £27,779 - £30,169

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 support the development and delivery of the South Forest District Operations and Business Resilience Programme. This programme comprises of the Land Management Business Improvement Project and Recreation Operations Improvement Projects, which aim to increase the resilience and improve the sustainability across both functions in the South Forest District.

You will lead on key work areas within the scoping, planning and delivery of these projects. This will include the development of improved systems and processes with particular emphasis on efficiency and technology to streamline activity and build resilience within teams. This role will provide insight into the issues and opportunities which exist in the way we deliver our objectives, with a particular focus on health and safety.

This Project Officer will also provide support to existing Land Management and Recreation delivery teams ensuring that we are in line with industry standards, Forestry England best practise and are compliant with legal, contractual and health and safety obligations. This could include contract management support, district Vehicle Machinery and Equipment, management, emergency and contingency planning, health and safety systems and recruitment support to the wider district teams.

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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