Head of Forestry

17 March 2017

The National Forest is one of the country’s most highly respected forestry projects; it’s one of those rare initiatives that demonstrates sustainable development in action, pioneering new ways of working on the national stage through transforming landscapes, lives and the economy.

The National Forest Company champions the vision for The National Forest, taking it from a leap of faith as new trees were planted in the 1990s, through to the nurturing of young woodlands in the 2000s and the success story we see today; with a restored forest landscape, an emerging visitor destination and the active support of local communities. However, there is so much more to do. 

We’re seeking a talented Head of Forestry to take the lead in driving forward our forest creation, woodland management and woodland economy work.

The Head of Forestry is a key post, leading a small team pioneering the role of forestry in regeneration. As a multi-skilled forestry professional, you’ll be equally at home inspiring your colleagues, talking to landowners, exploring commercial opportunities and representing the organisation in the national forestry environment. You will also be an excellent leader and innovator with first-class communication and partnership working skills.

How to Apply

If you are interested in being considered for the role, please download and complete the application
form which is available on our website: www.nationalforest.org/about_us/employ/

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form. The information on the form will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 5 April 2017. Applications should be sent to: Angela Beech, National Forest Company, Bath Yard, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA
Envelopes should be marked ‘CONFIDENTIAL HOF 02/17’.
Alternatively, you may email your application to abeech@nationalforest.org Please use the subject header ‘CONFIDENTIAL HOF 02/17’.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview at the NFC offices on Monday 24 April 2017.

Equal Opportunities
The NFC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.