An exciting and new opportunity has arisen on Balcaskie to become the Forestry Manager where you will help shape and deliver the Estate's objectives for the woodlands and become part of a forward thinking, dynamic and skilled team.
Balcaskie is a modern working estate at the heart of the East Neuk of Fife, committed to cultivating and caring for the natural environment, nurturing local business and supporting their vibrant community.
Balcaskie's organic woodlands extend to 180 Ha and contains a varied mixture of native broadleaves, commercial conifer blocks and areas of mixed policy woodland interspersed within the surrounding farmland and the designed landscape around Balcaskie House.
A 10 year Woodland Management Plan has been created to establish objectives for each compartment and balance supply of timber with demand for biomass.
In addition to forestry, the role will include a significant variation, assisting at busy times with the gardens team, conservation work and in-hand farming operation.
The role will have significant autonomy and the ability to equip the enterprise from scratch with suitable machinery and equipment.
Working from a modern workshop building with support from the wider estate team, this is an excellent opportunity for the right person looking to make a long term career move.
A practical and methodical work attitude is required together with the ability to demonstrate energy and effectiveness. A clean Driving License, mature attitude and clear communication skills are essential.
This role will be full time and comes with a competitive package commensurate with experience. The use of an Estate vehicle will be provided as well as accommodation if required. Additional training will be provided as part of our ongoing training and investing in skills
Salary range £24-28k
Please apply by enclosing a CV, covering letter and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Balcaskie - visit www.balcaskie.com
Closing Date: 30/11/2021 Location: Anstruther, Fife