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Thetford Forest Operations Foresters x 2  

East District Office, Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk

 

Are you a looking for a new challenge working as part of a team managing England’s largest lowland pine forest at a time of exciting change?  

 

Forestry England is seeking two motivated foresters to join our Forestry Land Management team working across a multi-purpose forest environment in Thetford Forest on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. 

 

Working closely with three other foresters, one of the roles focuses on harvesting (contributing to the annual felling programme of approximately 100,000m3) and the other on establishment (involved in a planting programme of over a million trees a year).  

 

Thetford Forest is part of East District which employs over 150 staff to manage 35,000 ha from North Norfolk to Brighton - a varied landholding that includes pine forest, community woodlands and ancient woodland with numerous designated conservation and heritage sites and a range of recreation provision.

 

These roles offer people with proven experience of managing forest operations an opportunity to be involved in adapting our woods and forests to be more resilient in the face of climate change.

 

Amongst the benefits a successful candidate will receive are 25 days annual leave on entry (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service), a Civil Service pension, flexible working options, learning and development tailored to your role and generous paid maternity/paternity leave allowances

 

Closing date 5th December 2019

 

For further details and a link to the application form click here

 

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