Climate change and the global movement of trade has resulted in an increase in occurrence of pests and diseases across the UK, and both NRW and the wider forest sector must adapt the land we management to increase the resilience to such pests.
We have an exciting opportunity to join NRW’s Land Stewardship team as Specialist Advisor for Tree Health. As the largest land managers in Wales, we are looking for a passionate person who can support the development of our strategy to adapt our land and respond to outbreaks of new pests and diseases.
Your role will be to provide advice and guidance for all tree health matters, including the preparation to respond to new outbreaks and supporting forest adaptation to reduce the impacts of pests and disease in light of a changing climate. With excellent communications and networking skills, you will work with our partners and colleagues to produce pest specific operational plans, review the methods of operational response and if required establish framework contracts.
You will assist the production of internal tree health strategies as well as supporting Welsh Government through technical advice.
The NRW Managed Estate covers the Welsh Government Woodland Estate and National Nature Reserves. The NRW managed estate generates environmental, economic, social and cultural well-being benefits for the people of Wales and beyond, now and for future generations. The Land Stewardship team provide support for the delivery those multiple benefits through the provision of central services, our guidance and advice.