About the Employer

Oakbank Game and Conservation Ltd.

Oakbank provides expert advice to clients nationally on Woodland, Arboriculture, Agri-environment schemes, Countryside Stewardship and the supply of specialist seeds and plants for the creation of wildlife habitat on farmland, particularly for Game. The core work we deliver is practical woodland management planning advice and assistance as necessary to manage client woodlands, specialising in priority and sensitive woodlands such as SSSI and ASNW. This involves everything from Countryside Stewardship grant applications including woodland planning grants, woodland management plan production, felling license applications through to day-to-day contractor arrangement and supervision for all woodland works including new woodland creation.  We also carry out a significant amount of timber harvesting and marketing across East Anglia. Most recently we have been advising on, applying for and administering Countryside Stewardship woodland tree health grants for a number of clients as a result of Chalara ash die back.  We also provide arboricultural services including tree hazard management planning and surveys, veteran / ancient tree consultancy and tree work contractor management and supervision.

Our clients are predominantly country estates, farmers and private landowners, although we do have a few woodland consultancy provision contracts with institutional clients such as Cambridge University and The Jockey Club Estate.

The RFS and Oakbank are inviting applications for the post of Trainee Forestry Consultant. This post has been created to help a Graduate University leaver transition into the professional workplace and provide an opportunity to expand the Oakbank team.  The successful applicant will be responsible for a wide range of forestry management roles under the supervision of the Oakbank Woodland Division Manager. He/she will receive both extensive on-the-job training and up to 20 days a year fully funded Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training.

For more details please go to https://www.oakbankgc.co.uk/woodland_and_trees.html