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Regulations Managers (Regulatory Reform and Future Farming Regulation)

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Job Information

  • Location

    Blended working

  • Salary

    £35,870- £38,842

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 06/11/2022

Job description

Society has never been more interested in the sustainable management of England’s tree and woodland cover and in increasing the coverage of trees and woodland we already have. At the same time, there have never been as many environmental and social pressures eroding England’s woodland cover through pests and disease, illegal clearance, climate change, and lack of management. It is an inspiring time to be involved, and you could be instrumental in helping safeguard England’s trees, woodland, and forestry now and for future generations.
Forestry Commission are the Government’s forestry experts. We work with the forestry, farming, and environmental sectors nationally and locally on unlocking the full potential of trees and woodlands, to expand, protect, improve, and connect England’s valuable woodland assets.
We are looking to recruit two roles to work in the Forestry Commissions Regulations Team on our Regulatory Reform portfolio. The wider Regulations team has responsibility for the administration and management of forestry regulations controlling tree management activity in England, and for ensuring those activities meet the requirements of the UK Forestry Standard (UKFS), and has responsibility for implementing enforcement activity where breaches of regulations or criminal offences are identified.
The roles will focus on the development of reforms of legislation, regulation, policy, procedures, and systems used to govern tree, woodland, and forestry activity in England. The chosen candidates will be key to the successful delivery of regulatory change over the next few years and will be working closely with Defra’s forestry policy team.
One of the roles will focus on engagement with the Defra Future Farming and Countryside Programme in developing a new regulatory approach for the agricultural sector post EU Exit. This role will focus on influencing and informing policy and regulatory changes in the agricultural sector and on any impacts from changes that may affect tree and woodland regulation.
The other role will focus on reform of forestry regulation, delivering legislative and non-legislative changes to help design and deliver streamlined and efficient forestry regulation.
Our aim is to have a regulatory environment fit for the 21st century, and a well-informed, self-reliant, and regulatory compliant woodland and forestry sector, but where non-compliance of forestry regulation occurs, to have appropriate enforcement sanctions.


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