Logo: Shropshire Hills AONB

Shropshire Council

Woodland Project Officer

Group: Home & Communities

Location: Drovers House, Craven Arms and homeworking

Service Area / Team: Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership

Job Category: Environment/Countryside

Actual Salary: £32,909 - £34,723

Duration: To 31st March 2025

Hours per week: 37

Weeks per year: 52.14

Vacancy Reference: 5231

Do you have the skills to lead ancient woodland restoration in the Shropshire Hills?

The Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership in partnership with the Woodland Trust have secured funding from the Forestry Commission for this project until March 2025 to restore ancient woodlands in the Shropshire Hills, and we are now recruiting the officer to deliver the project. Working as part of the AONB team, you will be the person to engage with woodland owners, providing advice and support and securing their commitment, and you will develop and manage some of the individual woodland restoration schemes. You will target activities of the project using and developing our mapping of high value/potential sites and track progress with necessary data, along with reporting to partners and funders.

Much of the work will be focussed on Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites so you will need to have knowledge and experience across both practical woodland/forest management operations and in conserving the environmental value of ancient woodlands. You will have experience in woodland condition assessments and management planning to support delivery of woodland restoration, as well as in providing technical advice, working to relevant standards and regulations, and in contractor management. You will have the ability to negotiate and build relationships with farmers and woodland managers.

Please see for more information about the Shropshire Hills AONB and the AONB Partnership, which is hosted by Shropshire Council. If you have any queries about the role after reading the job details, please contact Mike Kelly on 01743 254743 or Rachel Glover on 01743 255231.

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Closing Date: 02/01/2023  Location: Drovers House, Craven Arms and homeworking

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