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    ICF extend search for new Development Director until September

    The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) has extended its deadline in the search for a new Development Director. Candidates wishing to apply for this senior ICF role now have until September 30th to submit an application. The role will lead on development activities at the Institute, and it will also entail improving professional standards in the forestry and arboriculture sector.

    ICF is the leading professional body for forestry and arboriculture professionals in the UK, offering Royal Chartered status. The role for the ICF is to provide services to its members and also to regulate standards of entry into the profession. The Development Director position is a vital role in the organisation. It is one of the main, key contributors to its strategic development, as well as leading on partnerships and professional development events for members.

    The Institute began looking for a new Development Director in July of this year, prior to Russell Horsey’s departure from the role. At that time, restructuring also began at the Institute, bringing a new phase of growth.

    ICF are now in search of a new, experienced senior professional to take up the role and bring the company into a new phase of growth right from its Bristol Office. Earlier in the year the Institute announced it had reached 1600 members, which is the largest number in its history, and they are on track to reach further milestones over the course of its 3-year-strategic plan.

    The role of Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director in Edinburgh, and would involve working in a small team, to promote the professional status of the Chartered Forester and Arboriculturist to employers, the general public and individual professionals from the industry. The role would also include providing advice and information on forestry and arboricultural matters to key decision makers, highlighting to them the importance of the profession to a growing industry.

    The successful candidate will be supported by new Technical Officer, a new role that will be advertised in the autumn.

    Full details of the ICF Development Director vacancy are available on the ICF website here.


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