Forestry Works Supervisor x2 - Tenders Global

Forestry Works Supervisor x2

Forestry England

South England Forest District manages some 46,000 (ha) of public forest estate and national
parks that stretch from Sussex to Dorset, and from Berkshire to the Isle of Wight.

The varied, mixed woodlands produce some 80,000 m3 of timber each year, of which 20,000 m3 is
hardwood. The land management team have responsibility for an extensive programme of habitat
restoration, principally ancient woodland and lowland heath.

Much of this land is of high national importance for nature conservation and wildlife, and of
international importance for biodiversity. We are responsible for land that includes Special
Areas of Conservation (SACs), Special Protection Areas (SPAs), Ramsar sites, Areas of
Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) and sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The district is actively managed for people, nature and climate.

We are looking for a Works Supervisor for the South Downs Beat. It consists of mixed woodland
that varies from pure beech to ancient broadleaf woodland, they are spread across East
Hampshire and West Sussex and includes well used recreation sites, conservation areas and SSSI.

We are also looking for a Works Supervisor for the Chiddingfold beat which covers 2,800 ha of
mixed woodland that varies from designated ancient broadleaf woodlands in the west, to areas of
production conifer in the Surrey Hills to the east.

Job description

Your role will be to provide support to the Beat/DP Forester, through front line supervision
and site management.

You will:

  • Assist in leading and managing staff and contractors to deliver outputs and results.
  • Assist in setting and maintaining operational / Health and Safety standards.
  • Assist in the planning of work programmes by attending to site and operational needs.
  • Gather and present operational data as required.
  • Procure labour and resources needed to deliver operational objectives.
  • Act as Duty Officer providing 24 hr emergency contact cover for a period of one week in
    approximately every 14 weeks i.e. approximately 4 times per year.

Essential Experience

  • Relevant experience in forestry or land management or hold a recognised Forestry
    qualification or similar qualification to National Diploma level. Please clearly demonstrate
    which applies to you throughout your application. Failure to do so will mean that your
    application is automatically sifted out
  • Competence with a wide range of IT applications including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Competence with GIS applications.

Desirable Experience

  • Good understanding of the application of Health & Safety in forest operations.
  • A sound understanding in the application of contract management.

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