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Forestart Ltd

Tree Seed Collector and Processor – Seasonal work

£10.12 per hour (£10.45/hr for drivers)

Full time : 8.30am - 5.00pm. Monday to Friday.

Hadnall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Forestart Ltd

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Seasonal workers required for tree and shrub seed company based in Shropshire. For the right candidates the role may become permanent.

About us

Forestart collects tree and shrub seed throughout the UK, and also takes cuttings. We supply them to nurseries to grow the trees of tomorrow.

About the role

We are looking for people to help us to collect and process tree and shrub seed. As a seasonal collector and processer, you will join the Forestart team to collect a variety of cones or berries. You will then process these back at our site to extract the seed and clean it so that it can be stored or prepared for dispatch to nurseries. Collecting can be from the ground, but can involve climbing a ladder. Processing can involve sieving, using machinery, loading cones onto trays to go into the kiln or various other work. The work can be heavy but can also require dexterity; it is very varied so we can offer roles to suit an individual. Accommodation is available. Do you like to travel? We often have teams out around the UK in some picturesque locations; willingness to travel would be an advantage.

What we offer

  • £10.12 per hour (£10.45 per hour for drivers), paid weekly
  • Hours of work Monday – Friday 8.30am-5pm with half hour lunch break. You are asked to complete a time sheet each day.
  • Optional overtime often available to a level that suits you
  • Contract from now until Christmas 2022. The start and end date can be flexible; there is a trial period to ensure the work suits you
  • Accommodation available
  • Travel away from site may be involved but is not essential. Such travel may involve overnight stays or a length of time away (travel is paid for by the employer)
  • On-site parking
  • Commutable from: Shrewsbury, Telford, Whitchurch, Ellesmere, Oswestry, Welshpool
  • Bus route direct from Shrewsbury
  • Training will be given

About you

  • You are an enthusiastic and reliable individual, happy working in a variety of situations
  • You have a flexible and positive attitude, in alignment with our work culture
  • You are willing to work outdoors in all weathers
  • You work well with other people
  • You have a reasonable level of fitness commensurate with the role’s duties
  • You can follow instructions and react appropriately to hazards in the workplace
  • Pre-settled status or the right to work in the UK is required

In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility. Forestart Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

If you have any questions please e-mail, or ‘phone us on: 01939210638

Please apply with a covering letter and CV to:

Closing Date: 11/07/2022  Location: Near Shrewsbury

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