We are currently recruiting chartered members to the following roles. Please read the reps brief for a general overview of the rep role and get in touch for further information.
ICF Rep Brief
Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) Advisory Board
The Woodland Carbon Code is the voluntary standard for UK woodland creation projects. The Advisory Board makes recommendations to the Executive Board on the application, promotion, revision and further development of the Code. Former ICF rep, Andy Baker MICFor, has gained a role working for the WCC itself so we are seeking a replacement. We need someone with some knowledge of, and a lot of interest in, the rapidly developing carbon market – could that be you? Like Andy, you may well find it boosts your prospects for a career in carbon.
The Advisory Board meets 3 or 4 times per year for a half day, currently virtually, and seeks further input via correspondence e.g. commenting on new documents/methodologies to discuss at the meetings. Visit the WCC website for more details and the ICF reps brief for details on responsibilities.
If you are interested, please send us 300-400 words describing your suitability for the role by 20 May. No previous experience on boards or committees is required and we welcome fresh perspective.
England Woodland Biodiversity Group (EWBG)
EWBG is the national woodland biodiversity forum which discusses and provides advice to Forestry Commission England and Natural England. Its membership includes Defra, CLA, a range of ENGOs and Tree Council. The group is currently mapping the policy landscape with a view to diving into shared priorities and actions for the group later this year, so it is a great time to join.
Meetings are held four times a year and are chaired on a rotational basis from within the membership. There may also be some correspondence or ‘homework’ in-between meetings but nothing onerous.
If you are interested, please send us 300-400 words describing your suitability for the role by 27 May. No previous experience on boards or committees is required and we welcome fresh perspective.
Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Policy Reps
We are a small organisation with a very small policy team. We are looking for a member based in each of the devolved nations who is well embedded and has the capacity to take on a proactive role in keeping us in touch with developments. This would include bringing issues and consultations to our awareness, helping us understand context, linking us with contacts and advising us on actions for the Institute to take – this would be from your position as a professional forester and not from your day-to-day work, although we welcome public sector workers contributing in an unofficial capacity.
If you are interested, please send us 300-400 words describing your suitability for the role by 10 June. We welcome fresh perspective but knowledge and/or experience of government policy is highly desirable.