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Woodland Officer

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    North England

  • Location


  • Salary

    £32,076 - £33,945

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 20/12/2023

Job description

As a Woodlands Officer you’ll thrive on working within a motivated team to manage over 1400 of diverse, amenity woodlands and striving to increase the Council’s tree canopy cover by up to 50 ha every year up to 2045.

Reporting to the Natural Environment Manager, the post sits within the Natural Habitats team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified professional who can plan and take the lead on all aspects of woodland management, including thinning, restocking, tree safety inspections and mitigation of risk, to ensure full compliance with the United Kingdom Forestry Standard (UKFS) and the United Kingdom Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS).

The post holder will be required to be part of a 24/7 Tree Emergency response team, which operates on a rota basis. A vehicle is provided plus extra payments. The post holder will be expected to have reasonable cartographic skills and experience of using GIS applications. Undertaking on-site surveys and data collection and maintaining accurate and up to date records are a fundamental aspect of this post.

This is an exciting opportunity for a forestry or countryside professional who has drive and initiative and who can work comfortably on their own or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

As our next Woodlands Officer you’ll be able to work as part of a motivated team and on your own. 

The role is integral to our Natural Environment team (composed of 3 integrated sections:  Forestry, Natural Habitats and Public Rights of Way), which form a central part of a larger Climate Energy & Green Spaces service, who lead on the City’s Climate Change adaptation and liaison with the wider White Rose Forest Community Forest, which covers West and North Yorkshire.

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