About the job
This Field Manager coordinates the development and technical training of our field team and leads a team of Regulation and Incentive support officers (RISO) and Development woodland officers (DWO).
The Forestry Commission are the government’s forestry experts and we work to expand, protect, improve and connect England’s woods and forests. This is done by providing policy advice to government and leading delivery through regulation, incentives and protecting tree health. The development of the England Tree Strategy and the ambition already set by Government to plant 30,000ha’s of new woodland annually across the UK by 2025 places woodland creation as a key delivery priority for the area team and our partners.
This Field Manager role, as part of Forest Services, is responsible for leading a team of RISO’s and DWO’s , and for effectively coordinating the development and technical training of our field team to deliver our incentives and regulatory activities. Field Managers play a critical role in delivering a step change in our woodland creation levels, and in supporting the woodland management activity across the area.
East and East Midlands – covering the twelve counties of the former East of England and East Midlands Regions. The successful candidate will be based at FC office in Suffolk. Some blended working, including working from home, may be possible.