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Area Director – East and East Midlands

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    East and East Midlands

  • Location

    Suffolk or Northamptonshire/Santon Downham, Corby, Thetford, Fineshade

  • Salary

    Competitive

  • Date Posted

    21/12/2023

  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 19/01/2024

Job description

The Forestry Commission is a Non-Ministerial Department sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and overseen by the Forestry Commissioners. We are the government’s forestry and woodland experts, and our vison and purpose focus on tackling some of society’s biggest challenges with thriving trees, woodlands and forests.

We are looking for a dynamic and inspiring professional to lead our East & East Midlands Area Team to help us achieve our vision through delivering our business plan priority actions and influencing the  strategies and plans of partner organisations. You will already be achieving success in your current operational leadership role, applying your significant experience of planning and delivering forestry and woodland or environmental land management priorities within a strategic framework. You will also have a proven track record of developing strategic partnerships plus relevant knowledge you can bring to support the forestry sector to expand.

With strong stakeholder management skills, you will understand the nuances of working with both public and private sector partners with the ability to bring the best out of your team, delivering consistently high performance within budget and to exacting standards.

It is essential that candidates have a professional qualification, or extensive relevant experience in forestry, a discipline concerning land-based enterprise or environmental management. We offer a blended way of working, although your presence will be required at our main operational offices, meeting partners and agents in person and there will be travel to forestry and woodland sites throughout the area.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing, collaborative organisation and to build on current success in developing the team’s capability and operational delivery performance. If you feel that your ambition and abilities match our requirements, then we would like to hear from you.

A Candidate Briefing Pack can be found here.

Further information on this opportunity can be found at https://execroles.penna.com/.

For a confidential discussion contact roger.russell@penna.com on +44 (0) 7710 701570 or aaron.thomas@penna.com on +44 (0)7709 505 403.

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