Woodland Creation Forester

Forestry England

Any Forestry England office (North or Central England)
£27,235 - £29,577 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 29th June 2021  

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 Government are committed to creating 30,000 hectares of woodland per year across the UK by the end of this Parliament. This acceleration in current planting rates in England will contribute to meeting net zero by 2050 ambitions and wider environmental targets. This is supported by a new Nature for Climate Fund.

Forestry England are helping to deliver these ambitions by expanding the nation’s forests to deliver even more benefits across England, through the Forestry England Woodland Partnership.

We are looking for an accomplished forestry professional with sound knowledge and experience of woodland creation to join our National Woodland Creation Team.

You will focus on the rapid delivery of new woodland creation sites across England. You will be responsible for developing high quality plans and coordinating operational delivery of our new woodland creation sites, ensuring all Environmental Impact Assessment and planning requirements are met. This will demand focus on specific outputs whilst generating strong buy-in from partners and communities. You will work closely with Forest District teams to support delivery of these plans and provide expert advice and guidance. You will be able to make your mark by shaping plans for our future woodlands, ensuring they are diverse and resilient to climate change.

If you are ready for the challenge of contributing to these high-profile commitments, we want to hear from you!

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