Due to retirement, a vacancy has arisen in the forestry department for a forestry / estate worker to assist the estate forester. Lexham Hall is a privately owned 4400-acre estate (of which approximately 450 acres is woodland) in West Norfolk. The woodland is partly commercial, partly amenity and contractors are used for the larger thinning and felling work.
Your duties will include general forestry work which includes thinning, planting, weeding/spraying, biomass boiler management and firewood production for the estates small scale firewood business. Other estate duties will be required of you such as grass cutting, stock fencing, help on the estate shoot days and other estate duties that arise throughout the year.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Head Forester and should be willing to work as part of a team and on their own using their own initiative. Forestry experience is essential, and the ideal candidate will either have qualifications in Forestry and/or countryside management with other qualifications such as NPTC in chainsaw related operations, spraying, telehandler, tractor and forwarder operations.
An attractive salary and pension package is offered. Housing on the estate may be available.
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Closing Date: 31/05/2023 Location: Norfolk
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