Head of Recreation and Public Affairs - South Forest District

The Queen's House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NH
£40,613 - £44,241
29 May 2019
29 Jun 2019
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Forestry England is the largest land manager and custodian of the nation’s public forests. We have around 1,000 committed staff looking after more land and more trees than any other organisation. It’s a job that never stops growing.

We are looking for a talented and experienced Head of Recreation and Public Affairs to join our South Forest District, which manages 46,000 hectares of forest across West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset and South Wiltshire. We have over 20 million visitors to our forests each year, providing a range of different recreational facilities and activities that help support people’s health and wellbeing and the local economy.

As Head of Recreation and Public Affairs, you will use market insight and performance data to develop and strengthen our recreation business with the aim of connecting everyone with our forests. You’ll be a strategic thinker with excellent communication and negotiation skills to work with a range of commercial partners, local authorities and National Park Authorities to help grow our recreation offer. You’ll also provide inspirational leadership to our 45 recreation staff and be an active member of our senior management team.

This is an exciting time to join the South Forest District as we look to secure and grow our economic, social and natural capital of our forests. You’ll help us to increase awareness of our work so that everyone who visits us understands who we are and what we do. In return, we offer an attractive salary and benefits package including a generous pension scheme and flexible working. We also provide excellent personal and career development opportunities.

For further details about this exciting role visit: www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk or for an informal chat, please contact Adam Godwin, Head of Recreation and Public Affairs, 0300 067 4636, adam.godwin@forestryengland.uk (until 31 May 2019) or Sonia Lorenzo Martin, Head of Planning and Environment, 0300 067 4656, sonia.lorenzo-martin@forestryengland.uk (from 5 June 2019).

Closing date: Sunday 16 June 2019.


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