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Chief Executive – Forest Service

REF: IRC220061

DEPARTMENT: Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

SALARY: £68,961 - £79,058 (under review)

LOCATION: Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

This is a permanent full-time appointment, although secondment from a current employer will be considered. 

Further appointments may be made from this competition should NICS positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities. 

The Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs(DAERA) seeks to recruit a senior forestry professional for an exciting opportunity to lead the Forest Service as a member of the Northern Ireland Senior Civil Service. The successful applicant will guide the forestry sector in Northern Ireland as it delivers important services to industry, protects the environment, and promotes public access to forests.  He or she will be the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the Forest Service, an Executive agency of DAERA and also Chief Forest Officer. 

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet link below.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the "Apply for this job online" link below to register to this vacancy and to submit an online application.

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:

HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email:recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net 

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC220061. 

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 26thJanuary 2018. 

As women are currently known to be under represented in this occupation across Northern Ireland, applications from women would be particularly welcome. 

The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer 

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT