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Area Business Manager – South West

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Job Information

  • Region

    South West England

  • Location

    South West England

  • Salary

    £27,779 - £30,168

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 26/02/2023

Job description

About the job

Forest Services as part of Forestry Commission are the Government’s forestry experts. We advise nationally and locally on how to unlock the full potential of woodlands and support the forestry sector to protect, improve and expand England’s valuable woodland assets, ensuring that they continue to provide benefits to people, the environment and the economy.

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 our government are committed to creating 30,000 hectares of woodland a year across the UK, of which 7,500 ha per year are anticipated to be in England, by the end of this Parliament. This acceleration in current planting rates in England will contribute to meeting the net-zero by 2050 ambitions, and to government’s wider environmental targets. This was supported by the announcement in the 2021 budget of £640m for a new Nature for Climate Fund ‘to support natural habitats like woodland and peat’ and the publication of the England Tree Action Plan.

The Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Forestry Commission have setup a joint tree planting programme for England to support the forestry sector, landowners and communities in the delivery of these ambitions. Forestry Commission will lead the delivery of the following parts of the tree planting programme:

Forestry Commission leads the delivery of the following parts of the tree planting programme:

  • Sector capacity
  • Planting on public land
  • Planting on private land
  • Promotion and engagement

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