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 Manager, you will manage the Chiddingfold 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.