|Title:||*** LONGLEAT - Forester|
Longleat Estate consists of 3,600 hectares of woodland, parkland, agricultural land and property. The Forestry department has an excellent standing within industry and has been pioneering continuous cover forestry in the UK for over 40 years and runs a successful forestry business.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The role of a Forester is to carry out a full range of practical tasks associated with commercial forestry, traditional woodland operations, a firewood production business and other traditional landed estate husbandry tasks.
The role is also responsible in carrying out practical forestry and firewood tasks both in the Forest and in the wood yard.
The role will also include mechanical tasks associated with firewood production including Christmas trees from harvest to point of sale.
Full job description can be forwarded upon request from recruitment@Longleat.co.uk
The ideal candidate will have a full understanding of the commercial and traditional forestry and woodland operational calendar. A good foundation knowledge of silviculture and a broad range of consolidated industry specific practical skill s would be preferred. The ideal candidate will also have relevant qualifications such as NPTC Chainsaw Certificate and chemical applications, Forklift Truck licence and health & Safety such as COSHH alongside a proven understanding of health and safety.
You must have good communications skills and be able to organise your own workload, with good organisational and time management skills.
HOURS OF WORK
This is a full-time permanent position working 39 hours per week, predominantly Monday to Friday. However, due to the nature of the business you will be flexible and able to work weekends and bank holiday as required.
As part of the Longleat team, we offer unique benefits such as complimentary Longleat and Cheddar Gorge & Caves Day Tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata).
OUR VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS
We expect all of our team to embrace our company values, and display ‘Longleat Behaviours’. This post requires flexibility of hours, energy application and passion.
At Longleat, we focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy. Our values are:
We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories
We Put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together
We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do
We Act With Integrity – We work in a principled, open and conscientious manner
We Take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment
When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values