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The Future Forest Company

Rural Payments Administrator

We are on a mission to remove as much excess CO2 from the atmosphere as we can, in order to avoid the most disastrous effects of global warming and the climate crisis. Weu2019re achieving this by planting forests that are profitable, meaning we can scale up our land holding, plant millions of trees, and grow a climate solution which removes significant amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere. Our tools to do this have expanded from reforestation alone to co-deploying reforestation with biochar and enhanced weathering, two relatively new carbon removal technologies being trialled, potentially increasing the amount of carbon sequestered per hectare by an order of magnitude. We have a plan to reach 50k hectares of land holding, and plant 50 million trees.

About the role

As the Rural Payments Administrator you will provide a critical interface between our site operations and our finance team. You will ensure that all our UK sites receive their full entitlement of rural payments, countryside stewardship grants and other eligible payments.

You will report to the Chief Operating Officer working closely with regional and site managers.

The role will include:

  • Administration of all rural payments for 2019s properties in the UK (BPS, Countryside Stewardship, Rural Development etc).
  • Relationship management with local rural payment officers throughout the UK
  • Maintaining relevant databases and ensuring compliance with grant terms and conditions.

Who were looking for

Were looking for a competent administrator, confident in working remotely and able to manage the administration for dozens of sites across the UK. The ideal candidate would be a self-disciplined and very organised operator with a strong working knowledge of the rural payments system in at least one of the UKs countries. We are also looking for a candidate aligned to the business character and objective, with a keen interest in biodiversity and combating climate change.

You must have:

  • Experience of administering rural payments in the UK
  • Knowledge of different entitlements and their qualifying criteria
  • Strong competence in IT and remote working (G Suite, Zoom, word processing and database management)
  • Ability to use Gov.UK and other government administrative websites
  • Experience of working in a small business environment
  • Confidence in engaging with a variety of stakeholders such as agents, local administrators, investors.

What you get

  • Salary range £25-30,000 (depending on experience)
  • Shares in The Future Forest Company
  • Remote and flexible working environment
  • Industry leading pension scheme
  • Team building days & company offsites at our land in Scotland
  • The chance to help build a company that is leading the way in the fight against climate change

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Closing Date: 31/10/2021  Location: Home Based

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