The Job with Burghley

Assistant Forester

Job Description

The years placement will offer a unique experience working within the Forestry team, in a diverse range of tasks not just within the park and the park woodlands but also over the wider estate.

Main Responsibilities

  • Tree planting and ongoing plantation maintenance including chemical and inter-row weeding.
  • Fencing: assisting the team with the erection of park post and rail fencing, stock and deer net.
  •  Park preparation for events: assisting the team with presentation of the park for the various events tasks include mowing, strimming, erection of crowd control fencing.
  •  Assisting with pest control.
  • Tree felling (thinning) and processing of produce.
  • Firewood processing.

About You

  • A full driving licence at the start of employment.
  •  An enthusiastic, positive attitude.
  • A strong interest in all aspects of tree and woodland management as well as the wider linkage that trees have with ecology and conservation.

Benefits and More Details

Salary – £20,000+ per year.

Hours of work – 39 hours per week.

Holidays – 22 days per year, plus bank holidays and Christmas shut down period.

Term – 1 year fixed term contract with 1 month probationary period.

Support – Up to 20 days paid release to attend fully funded CPD training (To the value of £2,000)

Regular progress reviews with the RFS and employer.

There is access to a £300 relocation grant available upon request from RFS.

Accommodation – A flat or house in the park is available for minimal rent (possibly free) there is £300 relocation grant available upon request from the RFS.

This position is subject to satisfactory references, evidence of the right to work in the UK, pre– employment checks and a contract of employment.

Interview Details

Please be aware you would need to be available for an interview online, via teams, on the 10th July 2024. 


Please feel free to reach out to Alison if you have any questions about the role, the Forestry Roots program, the application process or the interview process.