Senior Forest Manager / Forest Manager

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region


  • Location

    Brecon, Wales

  • Salary

    £32,000 - £40,000+ (DOE)

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 02/09/2022

Job description

Principal Responsibilities

The role can be divided into the following primary functions, but is not limited to:

  • Responsibility for the identification, assessment, quantification, and implementation of the full range of forest management operations
  • Oversee the successful delivery of operational programmes to meet client objectives, compliant with health and safety, regulatory and environmental legislation
  • Communicate directly with clients in a professional and confident manner, verbally and in written forms
  • Effective in the coordination of the full range of establishment and maintenance of young conifer, mixed and broadleaved crops on restock or new planting sites, across upland and lowland settings
  • Attentive in preparation of accurate budgets, annual reports, and financial forecasts
  • Experience in compiling UKWAS management plans & long-term production forecasts
  • Programming of thinning and felling and undertake timber assessment, marking and mensuration where appropriate
  • Actively monitor and measure compliance in the execution of timber sale contracts
  • Evaluate and tender for occasional contracts and execute successful opportunities
  • Participate in the development of new business opportunities within the region

Training and support will be provided to introduce the successful applicant to company systems and procedures. Further training is provided to allow the candidate to develop their role and specialisms within the business over time.

Qualifications & Experience

The ideal candidate would be expected to have the following:

  • Proven experience in forest management, where directly involved in the day-to-day management of forest properties
  • Experience in dealing directly with woodland owners, statutory bodies or stakeholders
  • Demonstrate relevant academic learning through a diploma, degree or masters in forestry, or other land- or science-based degree
  • Have attained, or be working towards, their professional ICF accreditation

Specific experience applicable to this role includes:

  • Knowledge of the regulatory systems underpinned by the Forestry Act (1967) and Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) (both as amended)
  • A strong degree of commercial acumen, and balanced understanding of upland and lowland silviculture, and the full range of operations from new planting and restocking through to clearfelling
  • Knowledge of the requirements of UKFS and UKWAS; the latter being especially relevant to the proposed portfolio
  • Knowledge of lowland and mixed conifer / broadleaved silviculture and the management of PAWS woodlands would be desirable
  • An understanding of the grant opportunities in Wales would be an advantage

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