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The Elveden Estate is an exemplar of environmental management; extending to 10,000 hectares, the estate manages almost 25% of its land for environmental and conservation objectives and does so to the highest of environmental standards.  The estate encompasses arable farmland, forestry, parkland, a number of SSSIs and County Wildlife Sites.    

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our forestry department.  Reporting to our Forestry Foreman, you'll carry out various hands-on forestry operations, from maintaining trees to forestry harvesting, including chainsaw tree felling and will work as part of a team.

Requirements

  • Well motivated, hardworking and prepared to work in all weathers
  • Experienced chainsaw operator (CS30,31,32 are minimum requirements)
  • Experienced in pesticide application (PA1 and PA6 are minimum requirements)
  • Experience with agri-based forwarders advantageous but not essential
  • Basic tree survey and inspection training desirable but not essential
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours including weekends when required
  • Prepared to work away from home on occasions
  • Full UK driving licence

 

Your duties will include, although not be limited to:

  • Supporting all tree-related work throughout the Estate
  • Carrying out tasks related to firewood production
  • General Estate maintenance
  • Occasionally providing support for the delivery of firewood and other products
  • Working in a responsible and safe manner at all times, adhering to Health & Safety, safe working practices and company policies and procedures

 

This is a full-time, permanent position working 39 hours per week, predominantly Monday to Friday. However, due to the nature of the business you will need to be flexible and able to work weekends and bank holiday as required. 

We offer an attractive package with remuneration in line with experience plus benefits including 30 days holiday and staff discount at our Courtyard Restaurant and Shop.

To apply please send you CV to Tim Handford on tim.handford@elveden.com or call 01842 890423 for an informal discussion about the role.

 

www.elveden.com

 

 

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