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Careers at Forestry England

As England’s largest land manager, we look after more trees than any other organisation. Our forests provide amazing places for people to enjoy, for sustainable timber to grow and a home for wildlife to thrive.

What separates us from other organisations is that we’re always adapting; from cultural changes over time to bigger issues like a changing climate. We are developing forests today while carefully planning the future. It’s a job that never stops growing.

Our benefits

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Generous annual leave allowance, additional privilege days, flexible working...
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Shared parental and adoption leave, special leave...
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Women in Forestry Programme, LGBTQ+ Supporters Network...
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Employee Assistance Programme, Civil Service Healthcare, local wellbeing champions...
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Pension schemes, sick pay entitlement, Civil Service Sports and Social Club...
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Dedicated learning days, Civil Service Learning, dedicated Technical Training...

Our staff stories

How to apply

You can find all of our current opportunities online at Civil Service Jobs. As a Civil Service department we use Success Profiles to make sure we are getting the right skills for each role. This means that application processes and times to apply can vary. Click on each vacancy to find out more. 

At Forestry England we are passionate about having a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from everyone. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for every role for candidates with a disability who meet the essential requirements. If you need any reasonable adjustments as part of the application or interview process, please let us know when applying.

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Graduate Leadership Programme

This is a permanent appointment starting with a two year programme that will give you varied, stimulating and challenging work. 

Applications for the 2020/21 Graduate Leadership Programme are now closed.

Find out more about Forestry England

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We value what makes each of us unique.
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We manage the nation's forests, which are around 20% of all the country’s woodland.
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Keep up to date with our latest news, press and events.
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Be part of our team and get involved with your local forest today.