Beat Manager

Forestry England

Wareham, Dorset
£31,972 - £34,650 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd July 2022   6 days left

Beat Manager

  • Based at Wareham Beat Officer, Bere Road, Wareham, Dorset BH20 7PA
  • Permanent
  • Salary £31,972 - £34,650
  • Reference number: 212018

We are Forestry England. We are the country’s largest land manager, caring for the nation’s forests for people, nature, and the economy. The foundation of our organisation is our world-class and sustainable forest management.

Our South England District team is made up of around 160 people who deliver a diverse range of roles. From Foresters to Volunteer Co-ordinators, we all contribute towards the management of some 46,000 hectares of land across public woods and forests, and two national parks.

Much of the land is of high national importance for nature conservation and wildlife, and of international importance for biodiversity. The Public Forest Estate is managed around three pillars of sustainability: People, Nature and Climate. The Land Management Team plays an important role in applying these objectives to ensure that we meet the highest standards of sustainable land management delivery.

As the Beat Forester, you will manage the Wareham Beat and its team effectively, efficiently and safely. Taking control of beat planning, including operational and contract management you will be communicating with stakeholders and third parties to ensure we meet the needs of both the customer and the business. With excellent people skills, you will manage and motivate your team and will ensure they have the correct tools and resources available to do their jobs. 

Creating clear plans and setting priorities are key to this role. You will be planning, organising and supervising forest operations by staff and contractors and will need a positive and focused attitude to achieve outcomes and deal with setbacks.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who has excellent organisational, communications and IT skills and works well under pressure.

Forestry England is a progressive and inclusive organisation, where benefits include a generous holiday entitlement, substantial training, development, and volunteering opportunities, as well as flexible working arrangements and membership of an excellent civil service pension scheme.

For more information on how to apply please visit or click the apply button below. For an informal chat, please contact Alex Howells by email: [email protected]

Closing date: 3 July 2022

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