Woodland & Tree Officer

North Pennines National Landscape

Stanhope, County Durham (hybrid working options available)
£35,745 - £39,186 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 31st May 2024  

We are looking for confident and experienced conservation professionals to help us meet some ambitious targets for tree establishment in the North Pennines National Landscape.

Heart of the Pennines Forest is a three-year project (2022-2025), a collaboration between the North Pennines National Landscape, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, which will establish the kinds of tree cover which are a good fit for our landscape and work alongside High Nature Value farming systems (small scale woodland planting and low-density wood pasture with scrub and scattered canopy trees). Also included in the project are a deer monitoring and control strategy and a small native upland tree nursery.

You will be one of three Woodland and Tree Officers advising land managers on appropriate woodland creation, tree planting and natural regeneration schemes. You will help land managers with scheme design, sources of funding and contractors to meet our targets for tree and scrub establishment, and you will advise on the care or restructuring of existing plantations and woodlands.

You will work collaboratively with government agencies, partner organisations, land managers and volunteers to safeguard and increase our woodland and tree natural capital for all the natural services it provides: nature recovery, carbon storage, pollution remediation, engagement with nature and natural flood management.

Your work will be focussed on the County Durham area of the North Pennines National Landscape.

We would like to encourage applications from as wide an audience as possible and so we may also be able to accommodate working hours outside of those stated above. Please state your preferred hours on your application form.

Salary: Grade 10 £35,745 to £39,186 per annum

The post is temporary until end March 2025.

Employment location: North Pennines National Landscape office, Stanhope (hybrid working options available).

Applications to be submitted by 31st May 2024
Interviews will be held on 7th June 2024

For more information about the post and the project please contact Sarah Tooze [email protected] to chat via email or to arrange a call.

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