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The Royal Forestry Society is looking for a new high calibre Chief Executive as the forestry sector enters an exciting period of change and opportunity.

Hockeridge Autumn Ceo

The full-time post becomes available as current Chief Executive Simon Lloyd retires in the New Year after eight years in the role which have seen the RFS develop as an organisation with a clear strategic direction and as a voice for its members.

The next few years will witness a fundamental change to rural land use policy in the UK. Forestry has a vital role to play to deliver economic, environmental and societal benefits through an acceleration in the pace of woodland creation and more widespread adaptation of woodlands to the threats of rapid environmental change. Education, learning and skills development, which are the heart of the RFS purpose, are critical to the success of this transition.

The new Chief Executive will be responsible for the Society’s advocacy of the science and practice of woodland management on behalf of its members. She/he will work with the RFS Board of Trustees to develop the RFS strategy, profile, fundraising capability and partnership building and to develop and deliver new projects in support of the charitable objectives of the RFS.

Simon Lloyd expects to continue to support the work of the RFS and the forestry sector in a voluntary capacity.

Applications are open until 9am on Monday 5th October 2020. Full details here.