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. We aim to at least treble tree planting rates in England by the end of this Parliament, reflecting England’s contribution to meeting the UK’s overall target of planting 30,000 hectares per year by the end of this Parliament.
By joining the Forestry Commission, you will become part of a team of passionate, committed colleagues, and be able 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 transform how we work together and reach new stakeholders.
The Regulations and Support officer role primarily is to support the woodland Officers in relation to current Forestry regulations and carry out compliant inspections on conditions of felling licences and Alleged Illegal felling (AIF ) restock and enforcement notices . You will also partner any Woodland officer on initial site visits when a suspected AIF has taken place and a second person is required to collate information. Reviewing and processing of unconditional thinning licences are also a key part of the job.
Internal team working is also integral in the RISO role, for example across the Area Team (e.g. assisting others in ‘alleged unlicensed felling’ investigations) and the wider Forestry Commission (e.g. opportunity for review of national guidance and procedure).
Through both, you will have the ability to assist the Forestry Commission build strong working relationships to help create and manage diverse, resilient multi-purpose woodlands.
This RISO role will cover the whole of the South East and London region. The substantive office will be Bucks Horn Oak . If you live within that area then you have the opportunity to work in a blended manner directly from your home, once you have become fully established in the role.
• 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.
• 25 days annual leave plus 10.5 bank holidays/privilege days
• Ability to buy or sell 2 days annual leave
• 3 days volunteering per year
£29,248 - £30,461
Closing Date: 03/07/2022 Location: South East and London region