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Logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandJob Title: Community & Visitor Services Craftsperson

Salary: 19,995 - 21,175

Location: Huntly

Post Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 3 June 2018


Background Information

Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District covers the National Forest Estate in north east Scotland. It comprises approximately 58,000 hectares of woodlands ranging from coastal pine forests like Culbin in the North West through productive upland spruce plantations in the central and eastern parts of the District, the iconic pinewoods of Speyside and Deeside and peri urban WIAT woodlands on the outskirts of Aberdeen City.


The District welcomes approximately 1.8 million day visits annually with key recreational centres at Bennachie, Countesswells, and Culbin.


Purpose of Job

To assist delivery of the Community and Visitor Services programme working as part of a frontline Forest Craftsperson maintenance team. The work will be predominantly outdoors and physically demanding assisting in the maintenance and construction of recreational facilities including footpaths, carparks, visitor centres and large commercial Christmas tree sales operation. The team also provide support to all other aspects of the business supporting delivery of timber harvesting, conservation and forest management activity.


Key Work Areas

Inspection and maintenance of way-marked trails/ car-parks / picnic areas, recording and rectifying any problems and managing the sites to keep them in a condition which is welcoming, and safe, through vegetation management and litter clearance.


  • Maintenance of paths, fencing and gates.
  • Maintenance of signage, waymarking and picnic furniture to a high standard.
  • Assisting with the organisation and delivery of public events including at our Christmas tree sales centre.
  • Forest management and estates duties including, but not exclusively, chainsaw


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