Logo: Coombes



Full Time, Permanent


c. £45,000 per annum + car allowance

About us:

COOMBES Forestry is the South of England’s only leading Arboricultural and Forestry Contractor who own their own large array of the very latest forestry plant and machinery. With well over a decade of experience and expertise in the forestry sector, we have forged a strong industry reputation and we believe we have an unrivalled skill set and peerless knowledge of forestry work at all levels.

We have seen recent significant growth and currently have some exciting projects underway in woodland management, timber harvesting and establishment, across the country. We are looking for a new Forester to join us in providing a service that is second to none.

At COOMBES we value integrity, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and working together as one team to give our clients the best possible service. If this sounds like you, please reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you.

About the vacancy:

COOMBES require an experienced Chartered Forester (ICF or similar) to lead and plan the delivery of all aspects of sustainable forest management works across the country. You will prepare and advise our clients on land management plans and establishment works. The successful candidate must therefore have excellent knowledge of the UK Forestry Standard and/or BS 3998 as well as current relevant legislation and policy.

As a professional Forester at COOMBES, you will apply for felling licences, grants and woodland management plan approvals on behalf of our clients. You will utilise your project management skills to effectively plan, implement and control work programmes to time and within budget, reporting periodically on progress and production rates. The successful candidate will be required to conduct and document site inspections, audits and surveys.

We are looking for candidates with substantial relevant experience within the forestry industry and who are experienced in identifying and advising on the management or control of diseases affecting trees. You will have the proven ability to utilise GIS/GPS to establish site features and confident in advising clients on SAMs, AONBs, SSSIs, etc. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body is desirable

The role will require you to be a self-motivated team member who can work both independently and ‘muck-in’ as part of a team. You will take pride in your work, complete tasks to a high standard, in line with COOMBES’s ethos and values.

Working hours: 40 hours per week, to be worked Monday – Friday.

Salary: circa £45,000 p.a. + car allowance

To find out more please visit our website. For a full role profile please contact the careers Team on 01730 231761 or email

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As part of our recruitment processes, COOMBES collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. Sending us your CV for a vacancy is your consent for us to process your data for the purpose of recruitment. Your data is not use in any other way and you can withdraw your consent at any point in the recruitment process.

We will keep your CV on our records for 6 months after the closing date, at which point it will be destroyed.

Closing Date: 17/04/2023  Location: Petersfield

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