DO you have a passion for all things forestry? Would you like to manage a team of people who share your love? Then we have good news for you. 

Grosvenor Rural Estates is looking for a lead forester to join its Eaton Estate in Chester. 

The successful candidate will organise, supervise and implement day-to-day forestry tasks such as harvesting, planting and maintenance at the site. 

Job advert description 
We are looking for an experienced Lead Forester to join our Grosvenor Forstry and Conservation Team. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a broader team with increasing and renewed focus on woodland management, arboriculture, conservation and timber processing.

Key responsibilities
• Lead and organise the work of a forestry team and contractors
• Deliver the practical management and maintenance of Eaton’s trees, woodland and landscape including felling and extraction of timber to meet the annual harvesting programme. Other key forestry work areas are building forest roads, planting and mechanical drainage.
• Recording costs and scheduling of key jobs
• Contribute to annual budgeting
• Comply with company policy and best practise in security, legal and regulatory compliance
• Ensure H&S responsibilities are fulfilled

Essential skills and attributes
• Forestry based qualification or evidence of forestry based learning
• Experience of undertaking forestry operations
• Full driving licence
• Organisational skills and discipline
• People management and leadership skills
• Sound problem solving skills and the ability to work on your own initiative
• Critical thinking

For more information and to apply, visit the job listing. 

Closing date: Not specified. 

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