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Forestry England

Communications Officer - Our Shared Forest

We are looking for someone who has a strong communications background and a love for the Forest of Dean to continue the positive work of telling the rich story of the Forest of Dean. The post holder will actively raise awareness of the importance of the water, geology and soils, built heritage and archeology, cultural heritage, wildlife and woodlands in shaping the landscape that Forestry England cares for. Using all channels of communication to include digital media, social media, press, face-to-face engagement and interpretive signage.

The post holder will report into the Operations Manager – Our Shared Forest and will work across the Forest of Dean and Herefordshire woodlands to develop and support internal and external communications. Working closely with the operational teams and district engagement team to tell the story of how Forestry England manage the land, the successful applicant will also be involved in some high-profile projects such as the Beavers at Greathough Brook, the reintroduction of Pine Martens to the Forest of Dean, managing feral wild boar and the future of Cannop Ponds.

The Forest of Dean is a historic forest with its origins as a royal forest pre-dating the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Forest has been historically isolated and bypassed, sitting as it does between the Rivers Severn and Wye, on the border of England and Wales. The Forest has long been used for its timber as well as its rich mineral resources of iron ore, sandstone and coal.

This is a Temporary Appointment to cover Maternity Leave - the role will start in late May/early June with the possibility of extension or permanency but no guarantee.

This role is part-time 30 hours per week

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Closing Date: 26/03/2023  Location: Forest of Dean

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