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Forestry Contract Supervisor – Homeworking Peeblesshire

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Sectors Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture
Location Scotland (South) - UK
Salary Additional Information £25,000 to £30,000 dependent upon experience.
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 18/08/2023
Company Name Pryor and Rickett Silviculture
Contact Name
Pryor and Rickett Silviculture logo
Directory Entry : Pryor and Rickett Silviculture manage over 50,000 acres of woodland covering Cornwall to Kent, throughout central England and Wales and north to Scotland.
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Forestry Contract Supervisor – Homeworking Peeblesshire


We are looking for a Contract Supervisor based from Peebles, to cover the Scottish Borders and the Central Belt. You will be working with the Forest Managers in planning and implementing operational woodland creation work programmes in a safe, environmentally aware, and efficient manner to meet the requirements of the UK Forestry Standard. In planning work, the Contract Supervisor will liaise with neighbours, stakeholders, and colleagues to make informed decisions. The Contract Supervisor has a key role in setting and maintaining health, safety, and environmental standards on working sites.

Principle Responsibilities


To supervise operation sites to identify health, safety, and environmental issues, and take corrective action. To monitor progress against the contract or work schedule. To accurately record site visits and keep the Forest Manager and other colleagues informed of progress and other issues in a timely manner.

Supervise contractors providing appropriate levels of support and maintaining safety standards. Oversee the day-to-day management of on-site facilities including environmental, welfare, and safety standards. Handle the logistics for the smooth running of operational programmes.

Be ready and available to provide professional support for emergency incidents.

Contract Management

Support the Forest Manager in preparing contracts and other work programmes, including the use of Geographic Information Systems to produce accurate contract maps as well as the review and preparation of appropriate risk assessments.

Site Planning and Liaison

Support the Forest Manager in planning operational work programs in a safe, environmentally aware, and efficient manner, completing Operational & Environmental Site Assessments and gathering data / information to inform operational planning. Liaise with neighbours, stakeholders, and colleagues as required.

Person Specification


A working knowledge of forest operations with a proven track record in successfully supervising forest operations including tree planting, maintenance, ground preparation, and fencing.

Full UK Driving License.


Experience in the use of IT applications such as 365 suite and GIS software.


  • Salary between £25,000 to £30,000 dependent upon experience.
  • Home based with occasional visits to Carlisle office.
  • The company operates a stakeholder pension scheme.
  • Annual leave of 20 days plus bank holidays. Entitlement rises with length of service.
  • The company provides up to six days for Continuous Professional Development.
  • The post is full time (a minimum of 40 hours a week) for two years with the option of permanency dependent upon performance.
  • A suitable vehicle will be provided for business and personal use.
  • Mobile phone, laptop and other necessary tools, equipment & PPE are provided.

Please submit your application along with a CV to recruitment@silviculture.co.uk

Closing date 5pm 18th August 2023

In person interviews from 25th August 2023.

If you have specific questions about the role, then please contact penny@silviculture.co.uk



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