Benefits of working for Forestry England

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A culture that values difference

We are one Forestry England

At Forestry England we want everyone to make their best contribution.

We support each other to work to our values and to be healthy, motivated, engaged experts. We are a diverse workforce representing the people we serve.

Discover below the wide range of staff benefits that help us to achieve this. 

Flexible working

  • we have a flexible and inclusive approach in our ways of working, with a range of options available including blended working. 
  • generous annual leave allowance increasing with service, plus additional ‘privilege’ days off. 

Health and Wellbeing

  • we have a dedicated Wellbeing team, plus 125 trained mental health first-aiders and 70 wellbeing champions across the organisation.
  • our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers free, independent and confidential support.  
  • four staff networks - The Rainbow Canopy (LGBTQ+), Race Equality and Cultural Heritage (REACH), Disability, Neurodiversity and Carers and Women’s staff networks.
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Lifelong Learning

  • financial support for professional memberships, further training and formal qualifications. 
  • individual development plans to nurture talent. 
  • Civil Service Learning (CSL) online platform provides training courses, e-learning and videos on a wide variety of subjects. 

Perks and treats

Employee benefits include discounts that will save you money on everyday supermarket shopping, as well as purchases such as hotels, clothes, mobile phones, electrical items, medical & car insurance, holidays, gym discounts, household bills and pensions. 

Free parking at Forestry England sites and free entry to our National Arboretums. 


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Family friendly

  • enhanced maternity, shared parental and adoption leave. 
  • access to the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare Scheme. 
  • a variety of special leave to help cope with those unexpected times in your life. 

Civil Service Benefits

  • generous 27% Civil Service employer pension contribution. Further details can be found at Civil Service Pensions
  • generous sick pay entitlement. 
  • ‘For you, by you,’ the Civil Service Charity provides financial advice and support to Civil Servants and ex-Civil Servants.

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