Planning & Environment Manager

North East England
32811.00 - 35703.00 GBP Annual
08 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Forest Enterprise - Managing Forestry Commission Woodlands for People, Nature and Economy

Planning & Environment Manager

North England Forest District, Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland

North England Forest District is the largest in England, covering some 86,000ha, made up of 61,000ha of forest and 25,000ha of open land in Northumberland, Gateshead, Durham, Cumbria, and Lancashire. Annual timber production is in the region of 600,000m3. The District has 45 SSSIs covering over 10,000ha and is a major contributor to nationally significant biodiversity projects which help red squirrels, water voles, ospreys, red kites, forest re-wilding, limestone woodland and blanket bog restoration. Our built and agricultural estate is extensive and we are engaged in a programme of business development which will create opportunities for additional revenue. Our visitor offer and experience is focussed on our five Forest Centres; Grizedale, Gisburn, Hamsterley, Kielder and Whinlatter. The public forest estate in North England District attracts over one million visits per annum with a high proportion of these from tourists as opposed to day visitors.

Salary GBP32,811- GBP35,703

Purpose of the Job: To lead the Planning & Environment team in North England Forest District. Building and utilising excellent professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders to maximise natural capital delivery within a commercially underpinned business model across all activities. Working positively and collaboratively with all district and national staff and functions to improve outcomes. Delivering excellence in sustainable forest management for people, nature and economy.

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Closing Date: 22nd October 2017