Based in Oban or Fort William
£28,116 - £30,159 plus benefits
We’re looking for enthusiastic, practical, creative people to join the West Region team to help shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land.
West Region covers mainland Argyll (excluding Cowal), Mull and Lochaber. It is in one of the most wooded areas of Scotland. The landscape is characterised by the spectacular mountain scenery, coastal features, sea and inland lochs and extensive hills.
The multi-disciplinary team of 130 people, based at locations across the region and supported by the national team, manage around 145,000 ha of forest and land of varying types. Together the team works to deliver the objectives FLS has agreed with stakeholders and regulators, while helping ensure that FLS meets UK Forestry Standards and maintains UKWAS accreditation.
The planning and environment team is involved in all aspects of the regions work – woodland management, timber production, road construction, open land and habitat conservation management, peatland restoration, as well as community engagement, supporting public access and the management of tree pests and diseases. Working closely with others the team designs the forests of the future, protecting and restoring natural habitats, whilst seeking to maximize productivity and enable programmes to be created to meet a wide range of multiple objectives. This is a diverse and dynamic task that involves balancing financial, social and environmental delivery benefits from each plan area.
Working with other colleagues and external stakeholders you will facilitate and coordinate the revision and preparation of UKFS compliant plans. These plans will map all future work and programmes and you will engage with others to produce plans that will deliver a wide range of key land management objectives into the future.
In the facilitation role you look at different options to allow agreed solutions to be built into the land management plans.
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Please quote ref 75587
Closing date: 30th October 2020, 23:55
No recruitment agencies please.
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