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Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Landscaping / Forestry Operative

Salary: Package circa £21.5 – £25k (depending on experience) plus pension and benefits
Working Hours: 36 hours, Monday to Friday
Contract length: Initial 12 month contract (subject to 3 months’ probation and DBS check)
Holiday: 32 Days Annual Leave
Pension Workplace pension with 3 % employee contribution

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person, with experience of working in landscaping and woodland management to join our dedicated team.

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust (a registered charity) manages 52 sites and 270 hectares of countryside and open space in and around the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site along the River Severn in Shropshire. It aims to promote, protect and conserve it as a living landscape for wildlife, people and products. It has developed a reputation for effective and high-quality work across the full range of its land management responsibilities.

Role Summary

This role will be to deliver external contracts on behalf of the Trust across the Telford & Shropshire area.

The Trust are expanding their contracting operation and are looking for a landscaping/forestry operative to join our dedicated team undertaking a variety of contracting and landscape maintenance tasks.

On occasion you may be asked to assist in the management of the Trusts land, working closely alongside our Estate Worker and Head of Countryside

The intention is for the role to be made permanent, dependent on the performance of the contracting business.

This role will be subject to a DBS check and safeguarding awareness training.

Further details including a full Job Description/Person Specification and Application Information Pack can be found below, together with the application form and privacy notice. Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the Job Description /Person Specification to ensure you have the necessary qualifications and skills required.

Should you be interested in this position, please complete the Application Form and return your application before the closing date stated below.

For an informal chat about this role please contact John Brayford on 01952 433880 or email

Completed applications can be returned by email to:

Click here for further information and to download the Job Description/Person Specification and Application Information Pack

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is: 9am – Friday 19th July 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 24th July 2024

Closing Date: 19/07/2024  Location: Ironbridge, Telford

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