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The Crown Estate

Forestry Machine Operator - Windsor Estate

The Windsor Estate covers approximately 6,400 hectares (15,800 acres) including 3200 hectares of sustainable multi-purpose forest. Windsor is the only Royal Park & Forest managed by The Crown Estate.

The purpose of this role is to deliver a variety of forest management maintenance activities using specialist forestry machinery and equipment including timber trailer and crane, winch, mulcher, telehandler and forestry mowers. A multi-skilled role, tasks include small scale timber harvesting and windblow clear up, mulching, targeted conservation management, maintaining access points, site clearance, hedge cutting, mowing, timber movement. As well as machinery operations there will be a requirement to support the department with a range of manual forestry and estate maintenance tasks.

The Windsor Estate is a part of The Crown Estate, a £14bn real estate business specialising in commercial property in central London, prime regional retail and offshore wind. It also has a substantial rural and coastal portfolio and manages the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Established by an Act of Parliament, as an independent commercial business it returns 100% of its annual profits to the Treasury for the benefit of the public finances.

Applicants must have previous experience of forest or land management based operations with sufficient experience of operating heavy plant machinery in forestry conditions confidently and with minimum supervision. Also important is demonstrable experience and understanding of land based health and safety practices and experience, knowledge and understanding of engines, machinery and hydraulics.

A team player, you will demonstrate good communication skills with the ability to work on your own initiative with attention to detail and an adaptable and flexible approach.

FMO Base Unit/Skidder/Trailer/Mulcher, Telehandler and chainsaw – windblow and medium fell are required.

  • Remuneration:
  • Exemplary salary package
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • BUPA healthcare

Accommodation on the Estate is provided (it is a requirement of the role to live on the estate)

For further information or to apply, please follow the link below to our careers website.

Closing Date: 11/06/2021  Location: Windsor

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