Job vacancy: Full-time forestry worker

A vacancy has arisen for a full-time forestry worker to work within the Estate's existing Forestry team. Responsible to the Forestry Foreman and based at the Sawmill, Marholm, this position is required to undertake tasks set out by the Forestry Foreman which could be within the park or on the wider estate. This will include all aspects of estate forestry and general estate maintenance.

Duties will include all aspects of estate forestry including planting, spraying, thinning and firewood production. The successful applicant must be trained to a minimum level of NPTC units CS30 and 31, hold a full UK Drivers Licence and have some experience driving agricultural machinery. Additional relevant experience and certificates would be advantageous, particularly in spraying and fencing.

1.Key Duties:

The Forestry team carry out the following functions:
a. Woodlands
i. Ride maintenance and swiping
ii. Hedge cutting
iii. Replanting
iv. Maintenance of new plantings
v. Some thinning and felling

b. Parkland
i. Tree maintenance
ii. New plantings and tree shelters
iii. Fencing
iv. Maintenance of hunt jumps
v. HLS works

c. Estate property and grounds maintenance
i. Vacant properties
ii. Maintenance of trees adjacent to public highways and in other risk areas
iii. Clearing windblow
iv. Responding to other unplanned maintenance tasks

d. Sundry Tasks
i. Logs and delivery to estate staff
ii. Christmas trees - cutting and delivery to local schools and churches

2: Person specification

Candidates should:
- have an aptitude for machinery maintenance
- The ability to manually lift loads of up to 25kg in a safe manner
- have a willingness to work as part of a team under supervision and direction and able to work on their own
- have a willingness to take on a variety of tasks and be flexible when faced with competing demands on time
- be comfortable with country sports
- be capable of working to high quality standards
- have an awareness and appreciation of safety issues

A competitive starting salary is available, along with enrolment into the company pension scheme. If you are interested in the above position, please apply with a cv and covering letter to:

Dan Cammarata-Hall, Forestry Foreman
Milton (Peterborough) Estates Company, Estate Office,
Milton Park, Peterborough, PE3 9HD

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