At a time of unprecedented interest in forestry, would you like the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of forest science in the UK? The Forestry Commission’s remit covers a wide range of disciplines from forest policy to operational practice on the ground. The role of high quality, credible applied science is integral to delivering this remit.

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join the Expert Committee on Forest Science, with specific skills in the areas of social sciences, economics, engagement, and governance. Applications are invited from people with an academic record in social science relevant to forestry. In addition, experience in any of the following areas would be very helpful to the Committee’s work.

 Forestry and the wider forestry sector

 An international perspective on forest science and related sciences

 Assessment of science quality and mentoring of scientists

 Public sector science and the science policy interface

 Commercialisation of science and innovation

You will be appointed for an initial term of 3 years. There may be a possibility of extension. The role is unpaid, but expenses will be paid in line with Forestry Commission policy.

Further details of the Committee and its remit are available on request from the resourcing team (contact details below).

Please send a covering letter with your CV to resourcing@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or by post to HR Services, Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7AT.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 2 August 2015.

We require all candidates to complete and submit an equal opportunities form which is available on our website http://forestry.gov.uk/vacancies

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