Sylva is known for its highly innovative approaches to supporting sustainable forest management across Britain. The myForest platform is one of our flagship projects, used by thousands of woodland owners and managers to care for an area in excess of 185,000ha (8% of private woodland area). We work very closely with government, regional initiatives, charities, industry bodies, and businesses, and lead on many significant national projects. For example, the PIES project is supporting delivery of advice to landowners across England on behalf of Defra, while in another we are working with the European Space Agency. Our work is truly cutting edge!
We are seeking an exceptional individual with experience managing or creating woodlands, and who is looking for a unique career challenge. You will be able to apply your practical knowledge and experience in the development of a platform that supports those who own and manage forests at unprecedented scale. As myForest Manager you will have unrivalled opportunities to influence practice across Britain, and be at the forefront of innovative developments to support sustainable forest management. We have ambitious plans to help support even more land owners and managers, and help bring a greater number of woodlands into good condition. We want to increase our collaborations and integrations with partners in both public and private sectors. We are also developing a new tool within myForest, working with scientists to engage our users in collecting and sharing information to improve the resilience of Britain’s woodlands.
Working as part of our dynamic small team, you will lead on the development of myForest, focussing on improving the services we provide to our users, providing help and guidance, developing new services, and fostering cooperative partnerships.
You are likely to be an early to mid-stage forester or environmental land manager with at least two years working experience. You will have a strong interest in information technology, which is an important attribute while working alongside our inhouse team of web developers. You will have a natural flair for communication, both written and spoken.
You could be based full-time at our offices in south Oxfordshire, or work as a blend of home and office working. The balance of any hybrid working can be negotiated, but we would expect face-to-face working on a regular basis. This post will require attendance of some meetings in person, and your work will take you across Britain, so a willingness to travel is essential.