We are Forestry England. We are the country’s largest land manager, and we are growing the
future for wildlife, for people, and for the climate.
Our team contains a diverse range of roles – from wildlife rangers to civil engineers, and
ecologists to marketing professionals, we all contribute towards the management of some 46,000
hectares (ha) of public forest estate and national parks that stretch from Sussex to Dorset,
and from Berkshire to the Isle of Wight.
The successful candidate will join the Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) project team based in the
New Forest. The team plans and delivers landscape-scale habitat restoration projects with
external funding from the New Forest HLS scheme. As Monitoring Project Officer, you will be
responsible for setting up and running our monitoring programmes to measure progress and assess
the outcomes of habitat restoration in the New Forest, with a particular focus on wetland
The job holder will be working with our staff, stakeholders, specialists and volunteers to
deliver the recommendations in agreed monitoring plans. This will include procuring and
managing contracts for habitat and species surveys, leading on data management and analysis,
and helping to communicate results to a wider audience.
Our ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with excellent communication
skills who has a degree or equivalent in ecology, environmental management or other relevant
discipline. They must be competent in MS Office and have experience of setting up and
delivering monitoring programmes with the ability to analyse, interpret and report ecology
In return, we offer an attractive salary and benefits package, including a generous government
pension scheme and flexible working. We also provide excellent personal and career development
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
Closing date: Sunday 9th July 2023.
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