Oak Processionary Moth Support Officer – London/South East England

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    South East England

  • Location

    London/South East England

  • Salary

    £32,612 - £35,343

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 26/02/2023

Job description

About the job

Never has there been a more important time for trees and forests to help tackle the climate emergency and provide a much-needed sanctuary for people and wildlife. Our Prime Minister and our government are committed to creating 30,000ha of woodland a year across the UK by the end of this Parliament. This acceleration in current planting rates in England will contribute to meeting the net-zero by 2050 ambitions, and to government’s wider environmental targets. This was supported by the announcement in the March 2020 budget of a new Nature for Climate Fund ‘to support natural habitats like woodland and peat’.

The Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Forestry Commission have set up a joint tree planting programme for England to support the forestry sector, landowners and communities in the delivery of these ambitions.

Forestry Commission will lead the delivery of the following parts of the tree planting programme:

  • promotion and engagement
  • developing sector capacity
  • woodland creation on public land
  • woodland creation on private land

The Forestry Commission (FC) are the Government’s forestry experts. We work nationally and locally on unlocking the full potential of woodlands and the forestry sector to expand, protect, improve, and connect England’s valuable woodland assets.

The Plant Health Forestry team (PHF) is a high performing geographically distributed team with staff responsible for delivery across GB.

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