Field Team Manager coordinates and leads the Area’s Woodland Officers to protect. improve and expand 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 increase woodland creation in the UK to 30,000ha per year by 2025, places woodland creation as a key delivery priority for the Area team and our partners.
The Field Team Manager role is responsible for leading a team of Woodland Officers based in the South West and for ensuring the effective coordination of our incentives and regulatory activities. The Field Team Manager will play acritical role in delivering a step-change in our woodland creation levels and in supporting the woodland management activity across the area. This includes working closely with Natural England, Environment Agency, Rural Payments Agency, Forestry England and Forestry Commission Admin Hubs.