ICF Restructuring Brings New Phase of Growth

Changes in organisational structure have resulted in a new phase of growth at the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF). The recruitment of a new Development Director, and the creation of two new roles, a Member Services Director and Technical Officer, is expected to boost membership and reinforce the Institute’s presence in its Bristol office.

The Institute has announced the upcoming departure of its current Development Director, Russell Horsey MICFor. After four years with the Institute, Russell will be leaving to spend more time with his young children and working on his small holding in west Wales. Russell has made an immense contribution to the Institute, working particularly with students and young members, and has played a key role in ICF’s growth and success in recent years. Russell will continue to be involved with the Institute on a consultancy basis, in particular to support planning for the 2017 ICF National Conference: Trees, People and the Built Environment 3.

Russell’s departure has led to the re-assessment of staff resources by the Institute. In addition to the recruitment of a new Development Director, ICF will be recruiting a Technical Officer, also based in its Bristol office. This small team will focus on enhancing chartered status through partnership working, training events, engagement with young professionals, coordination of policy responses and networking with our Regional groups.

Furthermore, ICF has added a second new role to its staff, that of a Member Services Director. The Institute is pleased to announce that Dr Stuart Glen, ICF Membership Manager, will assume this role from July.

Currently, ICF is welcoming applications for the role of Development Director. A full job description and further information are available here.

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