Current vacancies

Project Co-ordinator - Working Woodlands

Contract duration: Temporary part time
Salary: £30,435 - £33,791 pro-rata per annum
Location: Lymington and the New Forest
Closing Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017

Fixed-term from March 2018 for 13 months
22.5 hours per week

The New Forest National Park Authority is responsible for conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the New Forest and for promoting opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities by the public.

We are  seeking an individual to join the New Forest Land Advice Service to co-ordinate and deliver the 'Working Woodlands' project within the Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme. You will develop and implement a programme of woodland management and monitoring in small privately owned woodlands in and around the New Forest National Park aimed at improving habitat for biodiversity. You will work with woodland owners, contractors and volunteers and liaise with those involved in the local timber markets to involve them in a long term plan for woodland management in the area.

To be successful, you must have excellent knowledge and experience of managing woodlands for biodiversity, as well as a good understanding of the economics of timber harvesting and woodfuel markets.

This post requires a valid driving licence and is based in an office environment in Lymington with considerable time spent working outdoors. A secondment opportunity will be considered in discussion with your current employer.

To apply for this role, please complete and return the application form using the links below.  CVs are not accepted.

Closing date:   2pm, 19 December 2017
Interviews:     11 January 2018


For queries please email recruit@newforestnpa.gov.uk or call 01590 646649.


Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme
The Authority has been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery for a five-year Landscape Partnership Scheme to conserve the New Forest's unique heritage, landscape and wildlife, develop traditional Forest skills and inspire a new generation of people to cherish and care for the National Park.

The Scheme involves 11 Forest organisations working in partnership to deliver the 21 projects and will involve farmers, commoners, landowners, communities and visitors to ensure that the New Forest's distinctive landscape survives through future changes and modern day pressures.

You can read more about the Scheme here.

Important information

Please download and read the following information before proceeding with your application:

Application pack

Job description and person specification

Application form

Equal opportunities form

New Forest National Park Authority is an equal opportunities employer.

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