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Forestry Commission

Field Manager (Woodland) - East & East Midlands

Field Managers coordinate and lead the areas Woodland Officers to expand, protect, improve and connect woodlands across the area and ensuring the effective use of Forestry Commission incentives and regulations.

Job description

The Forestry Commission are the government’s forestry experts and we work to protect, improve and expand England’s woods and forests. This is done by providing policy advice to government and leading delivery through regulation, incentives and protecting tree health.The development of the England Tree Strategy and the ambition already set by Government to plant 30,000ha’s of new woodland annually across the UK by 2025 places woodland creation as a key delivery priority for the area team and our partners.

The Field Manager role, as part of Forest Services, is responsible for leading a team of Woodland Officers based in their area and for ensuring the effective coordination of our incentives and regulatory activities. Field Managers play a critical role in delivering a step change in our woodland creation levels, and in supporting the woodland management activity across the area.This includes working closely with Natural England, Environment Agency, Rural Payments Agency, Forestry England and Forestry Commission Admin Hubs.

This role is based at Fineshade Office, Corby. The successful candidate will have a blended working approach between home and the office. Formal homeworking may be considered for candidates living more than one hour away from the office.


• Team working and Managing People
• Nature for Climate Fund Tree Programme
• Manage Tree Health and forestry regulation
• Manage Incentives
• Engaging with stakeholders and Partnership Working
• Vision and Culture


• 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, plus many more.
• 25 days annual leave plus 10.5 bank holidays/privilege days (pro rata)
• Ability to buy or sell 2 days annual leave
• 3 days volunteering per year (pro rata)


£35,167 - £38,081

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Closing Date: 26/06/2022  Location: East & East Midlands

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