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£20,345 - £21,175

Ref: 1625778

Location: Wareham (2 posts) or New Forest (1 post)

 

Do you have chainsaw operating experience?

                                                  

Would you love to work in some of Englandís most famous forests, in a dedicated team of forestry staff?

 

Read on as this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

 

The forest sites of the South England Forest District are a special place and as land managers the Forestry Commission aims to balance the needs of people, nature and business, and ensure that the public are able to enjoy the forest environment.

 

When it comes to managing our woodlands itís a long-term process, and we need dedicated staff to join our teams working across Wareham or the New Forest, 365 days a year to ensure that we can protect this valuable and precious place. 

 

Youíll work across the Wareham or New Forest area completing a wide range of forest management and maintenance tasks to help meet the work commitments and operational targets of the teams.

 

Youíll be utilising your previous work experience and machinery operating skills in order to work in a range of environments. This will involve using a range of tools for scrub clearance, pollarding and coppicing, tree planting, tree felling and the application of herbicides.  Your passion in completing a variety of tasks for the maintenance of the recreational facilities will be reflected in the publicís enjoyment of the Woodland in South England Forest District.

 

More about you

 

It would be preferable if you have NPTC (or equivalent) certificates and experience in the use of chainsaws, clearing saw, hand held application of herbicides/pesticides and FMOC (Forest Machine Operator Certification) qualifications.

 

Your energy and enthusiasm will be rewarded by the civil service benefits package that includes access to our pension scheme. 

 

To apply, please click here or visit: www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk

 

Closing date: 22 April 2019 

 

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