North Cumbria/Stirling

To support the growth of the North Region, we are looking for a Planning Forester to help support the Woodland Creation Manager and Forest Managers in the preparation of woodland creation applications and long-term forest plans, ensuring that UKFS and UKWAS standards are met and maintained. Pryor and Rickett Silviculture offers an opportunity to be a part of a passionate and committed business that values and actively supports each team member in their role. Focused on delivering forestry advice to the highest standards, we offer a flexible approach to achieving work-life balance. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and ambitious, ready to conscientiously support the team and seek solutions to problems as they arise.

Principle Responsibilities
• Assist the Woodland Creation Manager in the preparation of Woodland Creation Applications across England, Scotland, and Wales.
• Assist the Forest Managers in the preparation of Management Plans that outline the future management of the land and forests.
• Preparing proposals that are practical and can be used to obtain regulatory approval. These may include Habitat Management Plans, Predator Control Plans, Pollution Management Plans.
• Liaise with statutory and public consultees.
• Prepare grant applications.

Pryor & Rickett Silviculture actively supports professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and provides training for all staff relevant to the role of everyone.

Qualifications & Experience
The ideal candidate would be expected to have the following:
• Hold a Forestry or other environmental/land-based degree.
• Experience in forest or land management.
• Able to analyse and solve problems creatively.
• Excellent communication and written skills.
• Enthusiasm and be comfortable working in a team.
• Able to think strategically and identify the consequences of proposals.
• Competent user of IT including Microsoft Office products and Geographic Information Systems.
• Clean, full UK Drivers Licence.

Location and Geographic Area of Operation
This position will be located in our Carlisle or Stirling offices.

Salary and Benefits
• Salary from £25,000 - £32,000 per annum. Salary dependent upon experience.
• The company operates a stakeholder pension scheme.
• Annual leave of 23+ days plus bank holidays. Entitlement rises with length of service.
• The company provides up to six days per annum for Continuous Professional Development.
• Mobile phone, laptop and other necessary tools, equipment and PPE are provided.
• The post is full time (i.e., minimum of 40 hours per week) and permanent.
• Employee Welfare Plan.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Hybrid Working.

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Applications in writing along with CV should be sent to

Closing Date: 31st August 2023 In-person interviews from: 12th September 2023

If you have specific questions about the role, please contact

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Web: | Closing Date: Monday 14th August 2023

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