Forest Craftsperson x 6 - - Ref 708

East District

Salary, £21,998 - £22,396 Pay Band 6B, Closing date, Sunday 28th October 2021

Forestry England are seeking skilled forest workers to fill Forest Craftsperson vacancies in East England Forest District. There are six posts available, four in Thetford Forest & North Norfolk Beats (based at Santon Downham near Brandon, Suffolk) and two in the Sandlings & Lavenham Beat (based near Rendlesham, Suffolk)

We depend on our Craftspeople to meet high standards whilst working remotely to complete tasks ranging from large-scale tree planting programmes to fixing broken signs, so the successful applicants will be flexible and adaptable practical thinkers who are resourceful and trustworthy. They will be willing and able to work equally productively on their own or in collaboration with others. A Craftsperson’s job is outdoors in all seasons, demanding physical and mental resilience.

We expect Craftspeople to:

operate and maintain available tools and resources to required standards and ensure that a safe working site and safe methods are planned and maintained

work constructively and effectively with immediate work colleagues and the wider Forest District


be capable of undertaking practical and recording tasks without supervision, planning tasks efficiently

take pride in their work and act professionally when dealing with members of the public, neighbours and other stakeholders.

You will need a commitment to achieving results through working flexibly and supportively.

Purpose of the Job

Craftspeople contribute a range of practical countryside skills to maximise the value of the nation's forests for the benefit of people, nature and the economy on the Beat. They work closely with the Beat Forester, Work Supervisor, Wildlife Ranger, Community/Recreation Rangers and admin support to achieve Beat programmes and projects efficiently and effectively.

Typical tasks will include, but not exclusively, Establishment site maintenance, Estate and Recreation facility maintenance

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