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Environmental Land Management Managers

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Job Information

  • Location

    The role can be based in the Forestry Commission’s National Office in Bristol or from any FC office either full time or as a blend of home and office working, however regular travel to National Office in Bristol and potentially overnight stays will be required.

  • Salary

    £35,870 - £38,842

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 04/12/2022

Job description

About the job

We are seeking well-motivated individuals with skills and experience in environmental policy, and who are passionate about sustainable forest management and woodland creation.

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding, and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands, while increasing their value to society and the environment.

The role sits within Forestry Commission’s cross discipline Future Farming Engagement Team which is responsible for the design and delivery of grants and incentives related to woodland creation, woodland management, and tree health. under DEFRA’s Future Farming and Countryside Programme.

The Environmental Land Management sub-team focuses on the design and delivery of the woodland elements of three new schemes being launched by Defra, that will reward environmental land management. These schemes are the Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme, the Local Nature Recovery scheme, and the Landscape Recovery scheme.

These schemes will be piloted in real world situations with a wide range of farmers, foresters and other land managers over the next few years starting in 2021. Following the pilots, these schemes are due to be rolled out fully in 2024 and will replace existing Countryside Stewardship grants.

Working in the Environmental Land Management sub-team requires significant Forestry Commission cross-team working and maintaining close working relationships with core Defra teams, Arm’s Length Body (ALB) delivery partners, and stakeholders working on the development of the forestry elements of the schemes and their associated pilots.

There has never been a more inspiring time to be involved in forestry. The government’s commitment to, and society’s interest in, increasing England’s tree cover and improving woodlands for wildlife has never been greater. Forest Services, Forest Research and Forestry England – and the forestry sector as a whole – all have exciting and diverse roles
to play in this.

We are looking for two ELM managers to oversee FC’s input into the development of ELM schemes:

  • One post is focused on ELM scheme content and to ensure the schemes deliver on Government’s environmental targets and for forestry. The initial focus of this role will be the development of Local Nature Recovery scheme content.
  • One post sits within the FFCP sub-team responsible for the design and delivery of the woodland elements of the ELM schemes. The main focus of this role with be the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI).

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