Trees and Woodland Surveyors - Oak Processionary Moth

Acres Wild Woodlands

East Anglia and South East England

Paid • Full or Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Trees and Woodland Surveyors - Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) full time or part time

Acres Wild Woodlands Ltd working for the Forestry Commission

Hampshire, West Surrey and New Forest, SW Berkshire or Herts, Essex, N and NE London/ Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

We have a number of vacancies for 10th June start in 2 of our regional survey teams. We survey woodlands and individual trees to locate OPM nests on behalf of the Forestry Commission, enabling the pest to be controlled and the trees conserved.

We offer full, paid training and pay £120 a day initially, depending on experience, increasing on subsequent surveys. We also pay full mileage allowance. We will be working full time Monday to Friday into September, with the likelihood of extension and typically have a winter survey starting again from mid January until mid April. 

You will be joining a dedicated team of self employed ecologists and surveyors, many of whom have worked with us over several years. This is a good entry level position, offering valuable work experience for those looking to pursue ecological or forestry careers, and will also appeal to experienced ecologists available for seasonal work. Many previous surveyors, having gained survey experience with us have moved into successful permanent positions in Tree Health and related roles.

There is also the potential for work on our other surveys for the Forestry Commission, for example Sweet Chestnut Blight, Spruce Bark Beetle and also in helping assess new urban tree planting.

You will need to be physically fit, enjoy team work and be punctual and methodical in your approach to work. You should provide own binoculars, gps and smart phone and have a vehicle for work.

Please send CV and cover letter as soon as possible to [email protected] and cc [email protected]