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 government are committed to creating 30,000 hectares 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 at the 11 March 2022 budget of £640m for 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 setup 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:
Forestry Commission leads the delivery of the following parts of the tree planting programme:
- Sector capacity
- Planting on public land
- Planting on private land
- Promotion and engagement
If you are passionate about the role of forestry in creating a better future for England, and want to play a key part in realising that, we want to hear from you. By joining the Forestry Commission, you will become part of a team of passionate, committed colleagues, and be able to build on a wealth of expertise to take this ambitious work forward. You will be able to make your mark by helping the Forestry Commission to revolutionise how we work together and reach new stakeholders. Our staff engagement levels are consistently well above the Civil Service average and staff turnover is well below. We value our people, we look after them, and we will look after you. We hope you will join us for the challenge. The role will be based in the West Midlands. There will be flexibility for some optional blended working between the FC office/s and home. Our area team operates from 5 offices distributed across the NWWM (Penrith, Delamere, Cannock, Ludlow and Worcester) Our Area team is led by Keith Jones our Area Director.