Regulatory Woodland Officer

Natural Resources Wales

Aberystwyth, Welshpool or Dolgellau
£29,156 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Directorate: Operations North and Mid Wales
Team: Forest Regulation Team
Location: Aberystwyth, Welshpool or Dolgellau

Job Purpose:

To carry out regulatory, plant health and legacy grant scheme inspections so that the forestry and woodland sector within Wales delivers sustainable woodland management in line with the Woodlands for Wales Strategy, the UK Forest Standard and UKFS Guidelines.

Job Specific Criteria:

Essential – Land management based qualification; or working towards a recognised land management based qualification (ideally with a substantial forestry element); or working towards professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters; or considerable practical experience of forestry or related land management.

Essential – Good IT skills including experience in using Microsoft Office, in particular MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

Desirable – A working knowledge of forestry legislation and grants schemes such as Glastir would be an advantage.

Desirable – Experience of woodland management or rural management practices and land-use issues.

Welsh Language Requirements:

Level 1 – The ability to use basic Welsh conversational phrases (e.g. ‘bore da’ – ‘good morning’) and to pronounce Welsh place names correctly.

Additional Information:

Full driving licence – This post requires a degree of travel in the order of 10k miles per year and there is a requirement to travel to attend team meetings throughout Wales. An official vehicle may be available from agreed locations for official journeys

Job Advert Information

Contract type: Fixed Term (6 months)
Work pattern: Full time, 44 hours per week
Grade / Salary: £29,156

Application closing date: 31/05/17
Interviews to take place on: To be confirmed

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