Hampshire County Council
Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean (and other locations at HCC bases throughout
Hampshire as required)
£28,934 – £32,026 per annum
Full-Time, Fixed-Term for 24 months (part-time hours and/or job share will be
considered where feasible)
The Hampshire Forest Partnership is growing and we’re looking for
Project Officers to join us on our journey to tackle the climate
emergency and support green infrastructure development. You will be
involved in everything from identifying woodland creation opportunities to planning and
delivering tree and hedgerow planting, as we work to deliver Hampshire County Council’s aim to
facilitate the planting of one million new trees across Hampshire by 2050.
The Hampshire Forest Partnership is the delivery mechanism for Hampshire’s Tree Strategy. The
aim of the Hampshire Forest Partnership is to improve the quality of life for people through
interaction with trees and woodlands. This project is all about the partnership between people
and trees. We want to provide opportunities for nature recovery, provide essential ecosystem
services and help meet our objectives to reach carbon net zero by 2050. We want to teach new
innovative planting techniques, develop methods to record tree planting and provide
opportunities for public engagement.
There is so much going on right now – it’s a fantastic time to join the team!
Your role will be to assist in the co-ordination and implementation of the Hampshire Tree
Strategy action plan and tree planting programme through the Hampshire Forest Partnership
delivery mechanism. The Hampshire Forest Partnership is a collaboration between Hampshire
County Council and key stakeholders representing a wide variety of organisations, community
groups, schools, landowners, farmers and residents of Hampshire, all with an interest in trees.
You will develop and implement projects for the county, including working with partners and
private landowners and service stakeholders to promote tree planting and the Hampshire Forest
Partnership. We are therefore looking for individuals with experience of working in the
environment sector that possess a good understanding of the benefits that trees and woodlands
provide, knowledge of habitats, the ability to interpret maps for site assessments and report
production and excellent engagement and communication skills.
What We Can Offer You:
We offer a flexible, motivating and inclusive environment, where talent is truly recognised and
developed. We’ve created a workplace built on teamwork where people can grow and develop in
their roles! We can offer opportunities to further your experience and develop your skills in
If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference in Hampshire, get in touch!
To find out more about what we can offer you in return, please see our Benefits Package on our
Additionally, we also offer flexible working and a flexi scheme to support your excellent
work/life balance. This could include a reduced working week, condensed hours, fixed or
flexible hours, or a job share which may be considered. Please state your preference on your
application. We are deeply committed to inclusion, diversity and wellbeing – see our Inclusion
Strategy for further information.
Please view our website for Hampshire Forest Partnership Project Officer Job Description and
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) standard check.
Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:
Emily Roberts, Senior Project Manager on 07927 591310 or via email at [email protected]
To apply, please click on the ‘apply’ button.
Closing date: 28 February 2023.
Interview dates: 28 and 29 March 2023.
Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children,
young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this
commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this
In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied
which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the
population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less
favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief,
sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a
Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and
selection process is inclusive and accessible.
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