Forestry England is seeking a Forester to oversee our tree harvesting operations in Thetford Forest and fulfil our timber supply contracts. You will be passionate about sustainable forestry. For the right candidate we can offer a package of extensive in-house training.

Closing date: 6th March 2022

Salary: £31973 - £34650

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full time

Location: Santon Downham, IP27 0TJ

Purpose of the job
As Harvesting Forester, you will oversee a dedicated team of Forestry England Harvesting Machine Operators and contractors. You will be responsible for ensuring our operations achieve the highest health & safety and environmental standards. You’ll also need to build strong working relationships with a variety of customers to increase timber income.

It is an important time for trees and forests, through providing sustainable forest management you will contribute towards our wider goals to tackle the climate emergency and provide a much-needed sanctuary for people and wildlife.

Person specification
You will need personal resilience, and a deep commitment to achieving results. Your skills, interests and experience will reflect the responsibilities of the role in delivering large scale timber harvesting operations.

You will be interested in developing your existing technical skills and experience further and be willing to take on new and different tasks.

Essential Professional and Technical experience:
- A degree or HND in Forestry or significant equivalent experience in forestry or land management.
- Experience of planning, managing and supervising Forestry Operations and a good understanding of health and safety in forestry.
- Experience of leading a team and providing support to staff.
- A sound understanding of and experience in contract management.
- Accomplished IT skills, including competence in the use of MS Office applications.

Desirable Professional & Technical experience:
- Competence and experience in the use of Forester GIS
- Membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) or working towards membership.

To apply, please visit: https://www.forestryengland.uk/careers and click on ‘Visit Civil Service Jobs' and search Forestry Commission

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Web: https://www.forestryengland.uk/careers |    Closing Date: Sunday 23rd January 2022

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