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Lake District National Park Authority

Woodlands Officer

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Our new Woodlands Officer role will develop and deliver Woodlands Management Plans on our owned woodland across the national park, which extends to some 530 Ha (1310 Acres). These woodlands offer a diverse and rich opportunity for the Lake District National Park Authority to conserve and create further natural habitats as well as develop and ensure the promotion of access for all, whilst ensuring sustainable and affordable management plans in place for the future safeguarding of these special assets.

We’ve moved to hybrid working combining working from home and days at our office base in Kendal or in Threlkeld in the north of the national park. You’ll be provided with a laptop to enable you to access our secure IT network when working remotely.

The role

As a senior member of the Property team, you’ll support and deliver the day-to-day operation and management of the Lake District National Park’s woodland assets, including liaising with stakeholders and communities, developing business rationale, and the delivery and implementation of policy documents, management plans and grants. You’ll bring all our owned woodlands into active management to improve biodiversity and secure their futures within the National Park landscape. Emphasis will be placed on sustainable management and restoring their ecological value.

About you

As well as a strong background in woodland management and a relevant qualification in this field, you’ll demonstrate membership of a relevant professional body and evidence of continuing professional development (CPD). In addition, you’ll be experienced at managing and working with a range of stakeholders.

Working with us, you’ll enjoy

  • Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work schemes
  • Paid time off so you can volunteer
  • Subsidised healthcare scheme
  • Commitment to wellbeing

We reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient applications, so please apply early to avoid missing this opportunity.

Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunity's employer, we are committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination based on age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

Disability Confident Employer

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. 

Closing Date: 30/06/2024  Location: Kendal, Cumbria

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