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Forestry Manager


Job details




£35k-45k depending on experience and qualifications

Hours of work

Full Time



About Westacre

Westacre covers an area of 8,500 acres and is located in Norfolk. The site supports lowland woodland, flood meadows, rivers, wetlands and grassland habitats. These habitats were managed through sheep grazing, arable farming, coniferous forestry and beef cattle grazing.

Job Description

A position is available in the Westacre Estate managing approximately 700 acres of woodland for the improvement of the woods ranging from new plantings up to mature broadleaved plantations alongside an ecological restoration project of close to 2000 acres.

Woodland work includes conservation requirements in agreement with our management plan, managing contracts and contractors, marketing and sales of timber, liaising with consultants, budgeting, planting, weeding, pruning, restocking, marking and managing felling operations. In addition they will be expected to work alongside our wood chip enterprises the majority supplier, and our farm business to get the most out of our environmental management commitments across the wider landscape.

The Westacre Estate is a rounded organisation with multiple facets, in addition to forestry worthy applicant will be part of a team and will be expected to carry out various general duties for the estate including roadside and village tree safety and the management of our wilding livestock.

 About You

The successful applicant will be required to have experience, preferably within a similar environment, be able to lead a small in house team, as well as coordinating trusted contractors, have an ecological interest and be able to carry out some on the ground monitoring, record keeping, knowledge sharing, and have a hands on attitude.

Experience in forestry consultancy, grant application and implementation and H&S are preferred but not essential.

Other Details

A house will be available from September

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Alec Birkbeck