BACKGROUND ON FORESTRY COMMISSION
The Forestry Commission reports to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on England and GB issues, Scottish Ministers on Scottish issues and The National Assembly for Wales on Welsh issues.
The Forestry Commission leads the way in encouraging a strong forestry industry in Britain based not just on commercial success, but on a much wider appreciation of the many values that people attach to the nation’s forests and woodlands. Broadly, the Forestry Commission is concerned with the formation and management of national forests, the encouragement of forestry on private estates, research development, and education. Multi-purpose use is an important aspect of forestry policy. The emphasis has widened from encouraging timber production to the provision of social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands.
The Forestry Commission is a Crown Body and our staff are civil servants. The accompanying ‘General Information for Candidates’ should be read in this light as it contains information of interest to all applicants for posts in a Government Department.
The Forestry Commission aims to offer staff diverse and satisfying career opportunities. The movement of staff between the different arms of the Forestry Commission is facilitated and encouraged. We are committed to ensuring that all our staff are trained and developed to meet the needs of their respective jobs.
All staff are employees of the Forestry Commission and HR management procedures, structures and conditions of service are common to the Commission as a whole.
BACKGROUND ON FORESTRY CIVIL ENGINEERING
Forestry Civil Engineering (FCE) is part of the Forestry Business Unit and provides a civil engineering service to the Forestry Commission and external clients throughout GB. FCE aims to be a leader in low cost civil engineering for forestry; providing a professional service to all customers whilst practising sustainable construction and being an efficient business unit.
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