About the Job
Trainee Forester - Cheshire
Who can apply?
We’re looking for someone who:
- is aged 18 – 30
- has recently completed a level 2 or 3 course in Forestry, Arboriculture or Countryside Management and has secured some practical tickets.
- isn’t currently employed in Forestry.
- has faced barriers to education or employment.
- has a full driving licence.
The role is a hands-on, practical position involving a wide range of forestry and timber processing duties associated with the day-to-day management of the Grosvenor woodlands.
Grosvenor Timberworks, Hatton Heath, Eaton Estate, Cheshire, CH4 9ET
This is a training post and as part of the training there is also a requirement to spend some time with the Abbeystead (Lancashire) forestry team and the Reay (Sutherland) forestry team.
You will be part of a team which delivers the day-to-day management and maintenance of Eaton’s trees, woodland and landscape.
- Felling and extraction of timber to meet the annual harvesting programme
- Processing timber for sale
- Preparing sites for planting, planting, maintenance of young trees
- Building forest roads and general estate duties
- Work with the Forestry Foreman to develop team ethic, spirit and to raise standards
- Undertake project and development work as directed by the Forestry Foreman
- Maintain equipment and PPE in good, clean, safe and functional order.
- Undertake machine and equipment inspections. Notify the Forestry Foreman of any maintenance or servicing requirements. Undertake repairs or arrange for them to be undertaken, in a timely and safe manner.
- Ensure H&S responsibilities are fulfilled:
- Have responsibility for your personal safety and the safety of others affected by your work and take on a shared responsibility to ensure that health and safety is complied with across all working areas.
- Help to maintain machinery records.
- Undertake training when required.
- Observe and comply with current legislation and Grosvenor policies and guidelines.
- Look at the risk assessment before starting work and adhere to it.
- Complete any other duties as required from time to time. This includes helping with landscape work.
- Work with other departments when required.
- At all times uphold the good reputation of Grosvenor Estate and promote and preserve good working relationships
- Comply with company policy and best practise in security, legal and regulatory compliance.
- Be part of FACT.
- Team player, able to work with a team and be an asset to the team.
- Take responsibility for your actions, remain positive, and be direct and straightforward whilst being respectful and considerate.
- The ability to listen and take instruction and accept feedback positively and constructively.
- Good communication with others to ensure issues and problems are dealt with effectively.
- Able and willing to develop by keeping up to date with specialist knowledge and undertaking continuous development.
- The ability to identify and focus on the small things that make the difference between good and really good.
- Broad understanding of rural issues – woodland management, conservation, farming and shooting.
- A personal training budget to give you the tickets you need for a permanent job
- Up to 20 paid days to attend training courses or conferences
- Regular progress reviews with the RFS and employer
- Up to £300 towards the cost of relocating.
Terms and Conditions
- The position is subject to satisfactory references, evidence of the right to work and live in the UK, other pre-employment checks as required and a contract of employment.
- No housing or subsistence allowance is included.