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Planning Forester - North Cumbria / Stirling

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Sectors Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture
Location Scotland (Central) - UK, England (North West) - UK
Salary Additional Information £25,000 - £32,000 per annum. Salary dependent upon experience.
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 31/08/2023
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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To support the growth of the North Region, we are looking for a Planning Forester to help support the Woodland Creation Manager and Forest Managers in the preparation of woodland creation applications and long-term forest plans, ensuring that UKFS and UKWAS standards are met and maintained. Pryor and Rickett Silviculture offers an opportunity to be a part of a passionate and committed business that values and actively supports each team member in their role. Focused on delivering forestry advice to the highest standards, we offer a flexible approach to achieving work-life balance. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and ambitious, ready to conscientiously support the team and seek solutions to problems as they arise.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Assist the Woodland Creation Manager in the preparation of Woodland Creation Applications across England, Scotland, and Wales.
  • Assist the Forest Managers in the preparation of Management Plans that outline the future management of the land and forests.
  • Preparing proposals that are practical and can be used to obtain regulatory approval. These may include Habitat Management Plans, Predator Control Plans, Pollution Management Plans.
  • Liaise with statutory and public consultees.
  • Prepare grant applications.

Pryor & Rickett Silviculture actively supports professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and provides training for all staff relevant to the role of everyone.   

Qualifications & Experience
The ideal candidate would be expected to have the following:

  • Hold a Forestry or other environmental/land-based degree.
  • Experience in forest or land management.
  • Able to analyse and solve problems creatively.
  • Excellent communication and written skills.
  • Enthusiasm and be comfortable working in a team.
  • Able to think strategically and identify the consequences of proposals.
  • Competent user of IT including Microsoft Office products and Geographic Information Systems
  • Clean, full UK Drivers Licence

Location and Geographic Area of Operation

This position will be located in our Carlisle or Stirling offices.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary from £25,000 - £32,000 per annum. Salary dependent upon experience.
  • The company operates a stakeholder pension scheme.
  • Annual leave of 23+ days plus bank holidays. Entitlement rises with length of service.
  • The company provides up to six days per annum for Continuous Professional Development.
  • Mobile phone, laptop and other necessary tools, equipment and PPE are provided.
  • The post is full time (i.e., minimum of 40 hours per week) and permanent.
  • Employee Welfare Plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Hybrid Working

Applications in writing along with CV should be sent to recruitment@silviculture.co.uk

Closing Date: 31st August 2023  In-person interviews from: 12th September 2023

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

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