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Forestry England

Project Officer – Species Reintroduction

Based at The Queen’s House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NH
Contract: 2 year fixed term with the possibility of extension or permanency
Salary £27,235 - £29,577

Forestry England looks after the nation’s forests with the aim that everyone in England should feel connected to them. We care for more land and trees than any other organisation in England. Shaping landscapes for people, wildlife and timber. We’ve built over 1,800 miles of walking, running and cycling trails, supplying England’s largest amount of sustainably-sourced timber, and conserving the homes of thousands of plants and animals.

South England Forest District manages some 46,000 hectares of the public forest estate across West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset & South Wiltshire. Much of the land is of high importance for nature conservation.

Forestry England have been at the forefront of species reintroductions in England over recent years. Working with a range of environmental charities and national partners we have delivered a range of species back to the English landscape. These have included water voles to Kielder and pine martens to the Forest of Dean, through to chequered skipper butterflies to Rockingham forest and pool frogs to East Anglia. South England Forest District has been at the forefront of this by working with the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation to reintroduce white-tailed eagles to the Isle of Wight. Our recent five-year plan, Growing the Future, committed us to continuing this momentum for species recovery.

We are looking to recruit a Species Restoration Officer. This role will lead on the delivery of future species reintroduction, restoration, and recovery projects across the district. This will include working with our staff to deliver habitat restoration projects that will support the recovery of species, and supporting the Ecology team with existing species restoration projects, such as the White-Tailed Eagle project.

You will be an effective communicator with sound knowledge of the application of environmental legislation. The role will involve identifying and supporting the development of education and engagement materials for species projects. You will also prepare feasibility studies and carry out consultations with stakeholders as well as build and maintain good relations with partners in statutory and NGO conservation organisations.

For more information about Forestry England please visit www.forestryengland.uk or click here to apply for the role now. For an informal discussion, please contact helen.miller@forestryengland.uk by email.

Closing date: 2 October 2022

Closing Date: 02/10/2022  Location: The Queen’s House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NH

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