The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain’s forests and woodlands. We work with a range of partners from private sector landowners to sports clubs, local communities to national businesses, on a whole host of recreation, regeneration and educational schemes. The range of opportunities covers research, commercial timber production, sustainability programmes and policy, as well as learning and leisure. We employ more than 3,000 people looking after the forests we manage and are the biggest provider of outdoor recreation in Britain. Typical roles are: Forest Officer, Administrative Officer, Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect, Programmers, HR, Wildlife Experts, Foresters, Communicators, Admin, Craftsmen, Educators, Machine Operators, Scientists, Managers and more. The Head Office is based in Edinburgh with offices also based around Scotland, England and Wales. Location for job opportunities is nationwide.
- Edition 15 Factors affecting organisational structureThis organising people case study shows how the important roles played by people who work for the Commission are structured. It outlines how this structure helps the Forestry Commission in its vital role in protecting Britain’s forests.
- Edition 14 Developing people through trainingThe developing people case study will show how training and development is central to the work of the Forestry Commission and how it benefits the career development of its people.