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The Family Office Forestry and Conservation Team (FACT) manage Grosvenor Estate’s 2,600 hectares of forestry and parkland and are responsible for farm and field trees across another 55,000 hectares. FACT is a multidiscipline team undertaking forestry, arboriculture and landscape management.


In addition, FACT also run biomass and firewood businesses which are currently in a period of expansion and we have invested in a new site and sawmilling facility with the intention of processing our own timber for use internally and for sale externally.


Due to this expansion, we are currently recruiting for a Sawmiller to be based at the new forestry yard at the Eaton Estate, Chester. The role will report directly to the Head of Forestry (HoF).


The main purpose of the role will be to operate the sawmill, timber kilns and wood processing equipment. Working alongside the Forestry Foreman the role will also help organise the firewood and biomass operation.


Initially the work will focus on getting the sawmill, including the kilns and sawn timber storage, running effectively and efficiently. There will be a great deal of support from other team members, however the role requires someone who is focussed on efficiency and is extremely well organised. A highly organised and well-run operation will be expected by the HoF.


Candidates should ideally have sawmill experience and/or be able to clearly demonstrate an aptitude for sawmilling including the use and maintenance of sawmilling equipment. Candidates should understand how timber reacts when sawn and dried and the uses of varying species of timber.


It is important that the candidate passionately believes in the role of timber and forestry in delivering a low carbon and sustainable future where trees and timber are used for energy, construction, climate change mitigation and the delivery of eco-services. The sustainable management of woodland and timber harvesting is an important part of the Grosvenor Estates strategy.


The successful candidate will be given high quality support and investment to develop their career. This will include mentoring from the HoF, formal and informal timber processing and management training combined with development opportunities. Therefore, candidates must be ambitious in their aspirations to, with the coaching and support of the Head of Forestry, grow and develop in their position at the Estate.


The role will attract a competitive salary and benefits package.


Please apply by e-mail to recruitment.eeo@grosvenor.com 

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