An exciting opportunity has become available on the Welbeck Estates, one of the great traditional landed estates set mainly within Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, an area of great natural beauty. The Estate extends to some 15,000 acres, straddling the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

We are looking for a flexible, motivated and energetic individual to work within the forestry department, reporting to the Head of Grounds and Forestry. This is a physically demanding role that requires a hardworking, committed and safety conscious individual.

Duties will include, but not be restricted to:
• Ground based chainsaw operations
• Felling and processing trees over 380mm
• Operation of forestry machinery including loading shovel, tractor and implements.
• Planting and plantation maintenance
• Accessing a tree using a rope and harness - aerial tree pruning (desirable not essential)
• Amenity tree works around various properties on the Estate.
• Estate fencing
• Assisting with other Estate activities as and when required

The successful candidate should have:
• Suitable relevant experience.
• A City and Guilds NPTC level accredited certification for the use of chainsaws (CS30.1, CS30.2, CS31, CS32), or the current equivalent (essential).
• Rope access / the ability to climb (CS38.1, CS38.2. CS45, CS40) (desirable but not essential)
• Spraying certificates PA1 and PA6.
• Loading shovel and tractor driving experience.
• Any other forestry, arboriculture qualification or relevant experience would be desirable.

Benefits include:
• Competitive salary
• Accommodation on the Estate is available (Terms and Conditions Apply)
• The Estate provides training and encourages professional development for the right candidates
• Life insurance
• Employee Assistance Programme – online and telephone based
• Staff discounts at the Welbeck Farm Shop, Harley Gallery and Portland Collection
• The School of Artisan Food Course Discounts
• Group Income Protection (long-term illness or injury cover, subject to conditions)
• Holiday Lets, Cuckney House and Lady Margaret Hall bookings discounts

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send a cv and covering letter, stating your salary expectations to:

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(Uploaded 08/02/23)