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We are Recruiting! Could you be our ‘Woodland ACTION Officer’?

Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands is a new initiative with ambitious goals. We want to provide a local and tangible response to the biodiversity and climate crises, supporting trees, habitats and the people that depend upon then.

Trees are a vital part of what we do and we are now recruiting for a Woodland ACTION Officer to inspire and support broadleaf and native woodland creation across the region.

We need someone with experience of, and love for, trees to really help us make a difference!

Headline objectives of the Post:

  • Create and support a pipeline of native woodland creation proposals across the region, drawing upon national and regional funding opportunities
  • Provide advice to landowners and community groups for existing and new woodland sites
  • To make sure Dumfries & Galloway seizes every opportunity to provide a response to the Climate & Biodiversity Crises.  

Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands Manager, McNabb Laurie, said:

“We are already making progress on a number of fronts. The appetite across the region for native woodland creation is awesome – whether from shelter belts on farms and local schemes of a few trees, through to bigger landscape scale ecological restoration ambitions. We need someone who can do everything from getting their hands dirty planting trees, through to navigating the sometimes complex woodland creation grant options. If you have a boundless enthusiasm for native trees and the benefits they can bring to all sectors across our region, please do consider applying”

Full job advert, description + person specification is available here: Woodland Action Officer

Applications welcomed by 9am on 8th April. To apply, send a C.V. and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role to

Advertised on a full time basis, but applications for part time/job share will be considered.

Any queries, or if you wanted to discuss the role, call on 07538 798837.

This role is funded thanks to support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with partnership support also from The Woodland Trust, Borders Forest Trust and Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Environment Team – using funds from the Nature Restoration Fund.