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Current Vacancies

Senior Communications Manager

Alice Holt, Hampshire
Northern Research Station, Roslin, Midlothian
Blended working arrangement
The Senior Communications Manager role focuses on the strategy, planning, coordination and evaluation of science communication to key external audiences, including partners, policy makers and forestry practitioners, working across a broad range of Forest Research programmes.

Closing date: 26th May 2024

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GIS Technician

Northern Research Station, Roslin, Midlothian
This role sits within the Inventory, Forecasting and Operational Support (IFOS) group who provide a range of mapping and spatial data services to stakeholders and customers. You will be part of a team that is responsible for the production and continual revision of highly accurate geospatial datasets.

Closing date: 2nd June 2024

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Senior Social Scientist

Alice Holt, Hampshire
Northern Research Station, Roslin, Midlothian
In this role, you will undertake research across the group but will have a particular emphasis on the forest disturbances theme, which includes consideration of the social dimensions of storms, floods and wildfire as well as tree health.

Closing date: 9th June 2024

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Why Forest Research?

Do you want to work at the cutting-edge of environmental science research? Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you want to play your part in tackling the climate and nature crises?

Forest Research is the UK’s leading scientific organisation for forestry and tree-related research. Our teams work with policymakers and practitioners to deliver evidence and scientific services to support sustainable forestry across England, Scotland, and Wales.

Many of our scientists are internationally recognised. We want to work with people who have the skills and passion to deliver impactful science which informs practical solutions across the sector.

Whatever role you are interested in, we can offer you stimulating work, career pathways to fulfil your ambitions and an attractive range of competitive benefits.

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As an employee of Forest Research, you will have access to a range of non-pay benefits. These include generous pension, holiday and flexible working arrangements. There are opportunities to develop new skills and grow your career. We also have family-friendly policies to support your wellbeing alongside access to an employee discount scheme.

How to apply

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