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Forestry Commission

Field Team Manager (Woodland) - East & East Midlands

Field Team 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.

Role 1 – Field Manager Central Team – can be based at our office at Fineshade (between Stamford and Corby) or home based in any of the following counties: South Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire.

Role 2 - Field Manager North West Team – can be based at our office at Fineshade  or home based in any of the following counties: Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire.

Please indicate your preferred role.

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 Team 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 Team 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.

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.


  • 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, 25 days annual leave, with 1 additional day for each years’ service up to 5 years, plus 10.5 bank holidays/privilege days (pro rata).
  • Ability to buy or sell 5 days annual leave.
  • 3 days volunteering per year (pro rata).

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Closing Date: 27/11/2022  Location: East & East Midlands

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