Forest Manager

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Aigas Community Forest covers an area of 260 hectares. The Forest is presently delivering a LTFP. We are looking for an experienced forester/forest manager to work with the board to continue the work to implement this plan and to put into practice our Vision for the future of the forest, which includes working with volunteers...

Management of the forest and generation of income is one part of a larger vision which is focused on four main areas:

·         Practical forestry skills with 3 years foresters experience. Chainsaw certificates up to and including either NPTC CS34/35 or City and Guilds level 3.

·         Forestry First Aid Certification, Tractor experience, winching, tree planting and wood fuel processing experience will be an advantage.

·         The Applicant should be able to demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety Policy, Risk Assessments, Forestry Record Keeping and delivery in the forest environment.

·         Economic benefits – providing tangible economic benefits for long term future development of the forest.

·         Environmental benefits – creating a diverse and sustainable forest for future generations. Knowledge of LTFP and grant applications

·         Community Engagement – providing volunteer support, training and recreational opportunities for users of the forest

Between 16 and 24 hours per week (2-3 days) – to be discussed and agreed. To be worked flexibly (including weekends and evenings) across a year. £35,000 - £45,000 per year FTE (paid pro-rata) (dependent on experience) The post would include a work place pension. The post will be offered as a temporary contract for a period of 23 months.

Aigas Community Forest is an equal opportunities employer.

Requirements

Practical forestry skills with 3 years foresters experience. Chainsaw certificates up to and including either NPTC CS34/35 or City and Guilds level 3.

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