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Could You be One of Five New Forestry Commissioners for the Forestry Commission?

28 August 2018   (0 Comments)

Defra and the Forestry Commission is running a campaign to recruit up to five new forestry commissioners. The campaign is now open with a closing date of Wednesday 19 September. Would you be interested in this exciting opportunity? 

Vacancy Description

The Forestry Commission (FC) Board of Commissioners will play an important role in the FC’s delivery. It will set the strategic direction, provide leadership for FC activities and direct the executive in the conduct of business; and allocate resources required to meet the FC’s objectives.

Location: Around the country and principal offices in Bristol
Number of Vacancies: Up to 5
Remuneration: Daily rate of £409. Reasonable travel expenses also paid.
Time Requirements: Up to 30 days per year. This will increase to 36 days per year for the Commissioner who chairs the Forest Services Board.

The Board will have an important role in overseeing, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the FC’s strategy and objectives, building effective strategic partnerships to support the organisation and its aims. It will promote good governance and sound decision making across the organisation.

Board members will work collaboratively, contributing effectively and constructively challenging group discussions involving a wide range of subject matter and people, including technical specialists and professionals. The Board will formulate and discuss strategic subjects in a board room environment in a coherent and structured way, and ensure that communication with stakeholders is transparent and effective.
Board members will represent the FC and its values at external events and engage with local teams to help support and promote the work of the FC at an operational level.

Commissioners are appointed to the Forestry Commission Board by the Queen on the recommendation of Defra Ministers and have a legal duty under the 1967 Forestry Act to promote the interests of forestry, the development of afforestation and the production and supply of timber. In doing this, they are required to seek a reasonable balance between the production and supply of timber and the interests of conservation. In promoting the multiple benefits of forestry, they are also required to seek to take careful account of the needs and wishes of local communities.

Further Information and Apply

To find out more and/or submit an application, please visit the Cabinet Office website »


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