Forest Operations Officer

Natural Resources Wales

Aberystwyth, with hybrid working
£31,490 pa rising to £34,902 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 16th August 2022   3 days left


Forest Operations Officer

  • Location: Aberystwyth
  • Grade & salary: G5, £31,490 rising to £34,902
  • Post numbers: 200471
  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Work pattern: 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday

Closing date: 16 August 2022

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care and salary sacrifice schemes

Role purpose

This role is to enable the forest operations team to deliver its respective programmes by undertaking the delegated responsibility for the delivery of our operations. You will make technical decisions in the following disciplines:

  • Forest planning
  • Harvesting operations
  • Establishment operations
  • Small scale engineering operations
  • Consultation and public engagement around our operations

As a team we are responsible for the planning of operations and then delivering the subsequent harvesting and replanting contracts. This role will involve the planning of this work and the subsequent contract management of these sites and working with the wider team.

This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic and experienced team. Furthermore, as an Officer you can significantly contribute towards the forest management in your area. This team primarily covers the NRW woodlands along the Mid North (West) area around Aberystwyth and surrounding areas.

If you would like to have a site visit to discuss the role as well as seeing the working environment, please contact us.

Qualifications and skills

  1. Experience of working across a wide range of land management disciplines.
  2. Knowledge of sustainable forest management, UKWAS and forest certification schemes.
  3. Experience of community liaison and public engagement activities.
  4. Knowledge and experience of designated sites, and all aspects of forest practise, including land liabilities, forest planning and forest operations.
  5. Professional Membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body is desirable.

For more information, please visit our website.


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