Contract type: Fixed Term (Monday 4 September 2023 to Friday 30 August 2024)
Work pattern: 37 hours, Monday – Friday
Post numbers: 202361, 202546, 202700, 202699
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to a NRW office within the place base, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
We are proud to announce that NRW will be hosting 4 paid placement opportunities starting in September 2023. These are specficially for students undertaking a mid-year placement whilst participating in a forestry or land management undergraduate qualification from a higher educational institution.
If successful, you could be appointed to either of the regions. As a result, you could end up working in south west Wales which covers parts of the South Wales Valleys across to Pembrokeshire National Park. Alternatively, you could be in mid Wales which covers from Aberystwyth to the border of England. This spans across the Cambrian Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park and all the way up to the foothills of Snowdonia National Park.
Regardless which team you join, this opportunity provides the ability to work alongside our professional teams responsible for managing the Welsh Government Woodland Estate and National Nature Reserves. This placement will expose you to a diverse range of opportunities and land management practices. This could range from harvesting and establishment operations, legal land liability inspections through to ancient monument restoration or specific species management on a nature reserve.
We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and passion for forestry and land management who can demonstrate drive to learn and deliver their work whilst working alongside our teams and wider customers and contractors.
Full UK driving licence (essential)
You must be currently undertaking an undergraduate degree in either a forestry or land management discipline from a higher education institution. Your undergraduate degree must require a mid-year placement (essential)
Student membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) or another relevant professional body (desirable).