About the job
The Field Manager Woodland Creation will specifically be leading on woodland creation and managing a team of Woodland Creation Officers and will coordinate to expand and connect woodlands across the area and ensuring the effective use of Forestry Commission incentives and regulations.
The Forestry Commission are the government’s forestry experts, and we work to protect, improve and expand 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.
The Field Woodland Creation role, as part of Forest Services, is responsible for leading a team of Woodland Creation Officers based in their area and for ensuring the effective coordination of our incentive’s based activities. The Field Manager Woodland Creation will play a critical role in delivering a step change in our woodland creation levels. This includes working closely with Natural England, Environment Agency, Rural Payments Agency, Forestry England and Forestry Commission Admin Hubs.