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Senior Woodland Officer – Coordination & Partnerships


About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    North East England

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Salary

    £38,223 - £42,403 per annum

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 30/11/2023

Job description

Senior Woodland Officer – Coordination & Partnerships

Fixed Term Two Years

Do you want to assist in the delivery of an ambitious Community Forest programme in the North East? We are offering an exciting and challenging opportunity to be involved in the development of the North East Community Forest programme, part of the England Community Forests network.

Home – England’s Community Forests

The Senior Woodland Officer – Coordination & Partnerships postholder will assist the Forest Manager in coaching and mentoring a team of Woodland Officers for ensuring the effective coordination of our grants and incentives. Furthermore, the postholder will play a critical role in delivering a step change in our woodland creation levels across North East England.

This will include working closely with existing partners from our Forest Partnership, which comprises six local authorities; national partners, such as Natural England, the Woodland Trust, and the Forestry Commission; and regional partners including the Wildlife Trusts and Living Woods. Furthermore, the postholder will assist the Forest Manager in building new working relationships with wider stakeholders and landowners. We welcome applicants who have a strong previous experience in Forestry, project management, business development, partnership working, coaching, and mentoring staff. Furthermore, experience working with budgets, grants, and delivering projects and planting schemes to meet service and financial objectives.

The postholder will be employed through Newcastle City Council on behalf of the North East Community Forest Partnership and will work as part of the NECF Team. The NECF Team operate across six local authority boundaries, including Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, and Durham. We also work closely with colleagues in Northumberland via the Great Northumberland Forest.

The role is fixed term for two years, with a possible extension subject to available grant funding.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Lloyd Jones, Forest Manager – North East Community Forest on 07974 588 063.

For more information and to apply online, please visit, select ‘Apply Now’ and complete our online application form.

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