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Logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandWoodland Warden, Kirkton of Durris

19,995 - 21,175, plus benefits


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 unit, the iconic pinewoods of Speyside and Deeside and urban woodlands on the outskirts of Aberdeen City. The District is silviculturally diverse with a high proportion of continuous cover forestry and a large thinning programme.


The unit welcomes approximately 1.7 million day visits annually with key recreational centres at Bennachie, Countesswells, and Culbin.


The main forest district office is in Huntly but there are a number of out posted teams based across the unit including Durris near Banchory where the team covering the South of the district and this post is based. The Forest District is led by the Forest District Manager.


The key responsibilities for the role will include:


  • Practical recreation work in woodlands including scrub saw work, dealing with litter and fly tipping, and routine trail maintenance operations working on fences, gates, paths, signs etc.;
  • Undertake all facility inspections and patrols in the South of the district;
  • Provide support for car park charging through meter maintenance and payment enforcement;
  • Assist the Beat Ranger in being a visible public presence, developing good communications with woodland users and relevant local communities;
  • Assist Ranger with visits by schools, volunteers and other groups and help with environmental work as required;
  • Address anti-social behaviour tactfully and assertively, referring issues to line management and relevant authorities as appropriate;
  • Assist at Christmas tree centre with sales, stock maintenance and customer support;
  • Use IT systems to maintain records of work, create site information, signage and create ranger event support materials;
  • Attend training courses and meetings to develop skills, knowledge and competencies applicable to the job.


For more information and to apply, please visit our website 


0300 067 5300




Please quote ref 1583985.


Closing date: 18 June 2018 at 23:59


No recruitment agencies please.


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