Never has there been a more important time for trees and forests to help tackle the climate emergency and provide a much-needed sanctuary for people and wildlife.
The Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Forestry Commission have set up a joint tree planting programme for England to support the forestry sector, landowners and communities in the delivery of these ambitions. The Woodland Creation Officer role represents Forest Services front-line woodlands and forestry expertise. It involves ensuring the delivery of Government forestry policy through the effective use of advice and incentives.
The Woodland Officer role can be seen as the ‘face’ of the Forestry Commission to landowners, managers and stakeholders. As the Woodland Officer for London you will focus on London’s Urban Forest within the Greater London Authority boundary, enabling you to develop a strategic view, from the centre of the capital to its green belt.
Applicants for this post must live within London or in close proximity to our Wendover Office (Buckinghamshire). Your office base will be our Westminster office (London) or Wendover with regular meetings in Wendover, with flexibility for some optional blended working between the FC office and home
There are a total of 3 Woodland Officer posts to be recruited across the East and East Midlands Area team.
Never has there been a more important time for trees and forests to help tackle the climate emergency and provide a much-needed sanctuary for people and wildlife. Our Prime Minister and our government are committed to creating 30,000 hectares of woodland a year across the UK by the end of this Parliament. This acceleration in current planting rates in England will contribute to meeting the net-zero by 2050 ambitions, and to governmentu2019s wider environmental targets.
Based at Bucks Horn Oak, near Farnham, Surrey
Some weekend and out of hours working required
Forestry England is the largest land manager and custodian of the nation’s public forests. We have around 1,000 committed staff looking after more land and more trees than any other organisation. It’s a job that never stops growing. We are looking for an experienced Beat Manager to manage our forestry operations in the Chiddingfold area, Surrey. The site covers 2800ha of mixed woodlands that are actively managed for people, nature and the economy including timber production.
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Smoky Bottom Lodge, Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5BN
This is a unique opportunity to join our dedicated Land Management Team in the West England Forest District, responsible for the sustainable management of over 36,500ha of the public forest estate in the West and South-West of England. To help maintain and enhance the Public Forest Estate within the East Devon beat, using a full range of practical forestry and countryside skills. Actively maintain productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders and represent Forestry England during day to day tasks throughout the forest.
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