As a Regulatory Woodland Officer, you will help deliver our forest regulatory compliance and incident response role across North East Wales.
As a team we cover the whole of Wales, with individual officers looking after their own patch. We are looking for an officer who can contribute to the delivery of our regulatory work with the forestry sector, businesses, and individuals. The role is predominantly office/home based (to be discussed on appointment), but has regular opportunities for field work, and you will work with a wide range of internal and external customers.
You will have a big role to play in responding to alleged illegal fellings, providing advice to inform the outcome of felling licence applications, EIA screenings and other applications for relevant forestry and tree permissions in the patch. You will need to respond to incidents in a timely, safe manner and take appropriate enforcement action when necessary. You need to be tenacious, persistent, and able to build good working relationships from Day 1. These work areas are likely to dominate your work load but you may be called on to contribute to other areas within the Forest Regulation and Tree Health teams’ remit.
Over time you will develop your skills in being able to provide technical advice to internal and external stakeholders, and your ability to undertake investigations and subsequent enforcement action as a result of illegal felling activity.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional officer who can work at a fast pace, often to tight deadlines and who is able to effectively prioritise their workload to deliver more for the environment.