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Forestry England

Craftsperson

£20,752 - £21,956

Fixed Term Appointment – 12 months initial contract

Ref: 28672

Location: Micheldever Forest Office, Hampshire, SO21 3BP

Do you have chainsaw operating qualifications and experience?

Would you love to work in some of England’s most famous forests, in a dedicated team of forestry staff?

Read on as this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Forestry England is the largest land manager and custodian of the nation’s public forests. We have around 1,000 committed staff looking after more land and more trees than any other organisation. It’s a job that never stops growing.

We are looking for a dedicated Craftsperson to help us care, manage and enhance our woodlands and habitats around the Hampshire area. Using your previous work experience and machinery operating skills, you’ll work on a wide range of forest management and maintenance tasks including scrub clearance, pollarding and coppicing, tree planting, tree felling and the application of herbicides.

It’s essential that you have NPTC (or equivalent) certificates and experience in the use of chainsaws, clearing saw, brushcutters and hand held application of herbicides/pesticides. You may also hold a qualification in FMOC (Forest Machine Operator Certification) for the use of tractor base unit, mulcher, scarifier, winch extraction and sprayer, although the FMOC qualification is desirable and not essential.

In return, we offer an attractive salary and benefits package including generous annual leave and a government pension scheme. We also provide a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop your skills.

To apply, please click here or visit: www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk 

Closing date: 2 February 2020

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