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Assistant Forester

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    South East England, Southern England

  • Salary


  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 15/09/2023

Job description

To support their continued growth Penfolds Woodland Management seek an Assistant Forester to join their successful and revered consultancy and contracting practice located in the south-east of England. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the role will principally undertake woodland surveys & associated mapping that includes production/volume assessments, attribute & health, and National Forestry Inventory surveys in the Southern England (Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex) and on occasion further afield.

Working across the consultancy & contracting service, the role will support the creation and implementation of woodland management & maintenance plans, ensuring client’s woods are managed efficiently sustainably in line with the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) and UK Woodland Assurance Scheme (UKWAS) standards.

For all aspiring Foresters willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in, Penfolds will in return, mentor and support their self-development in a professional, happy, kind, and caring environment.

The appointed candidate will need to be passionate about woodlands & the natural environment, be resilient, self-motivated, ambitious as well as ready to identify and implement practical solutions on the ground.

Successful candidates would be encouraged to work towards chartered status.

If this sounds like you, we would really like to hear from you.

To be shortlisted for an interview for this position, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence the following attributes, skills, and expertise:

  • Hold a higher qualification i.e., Degree or Higher Diploma in forestry, or related land or environmental management qualification.
  • Practical experience in forestry/woodland/habitat management practices that incudes field work data capture & mapping
  • Passion, enthusiasm for modern, sustainable woodland management
  • That you are self-motivated and can work as part of a team and independently on your own.
  • Competent in the use of IT and GIS mapping
  • That you hold a clean driving licence

For more information on this role please review the Job Description attached. For discussion prior to applying please contact John Igglesden-Operations Manager on 07551 668883.

Please apply by emailing,, uploading your CV and providing a supporting statement on two sides of A4, outlining how you meet the requirement of this role.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 15th September 2023, with interviews taking place in the week of the 25/09/23. Interviews will be face to face at Penfold’s offices in Liss, Hampshire or will be via teams as required by the candidate.

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