Mulgrave is a large and diverse rural Estate located on the North Yorkshire Coast, in the North York Moors National Park. The Estate extends to 15,000 acres, including 2,500 acres of Forestry, a large in-hand farm and a Registered Park and Garden around Mulgrave Castle.
The trees and woodland at Mulgrave form an integral part of the landscape, requiring sustainable forest management to preserve and enhance its qualities. The long-term vision is to protect, sustain and develop our natural capital. Our woodland management policies are to promote a structurally diverse woodland with a mix of species, supporting a diverse forest capital, whilst providing a wide range of environmental, economic, and social benefits.
The role is varied and involves not only duties within our Forestry, but also across other functions of the Estate, including landscape management, countryside and ground works, fencing and general Estate maintenance.
The successful candidate will have experience in a range of woodland and tree services with relevant qualifications. You will also be well organised, adaptable, discreet, reliable and can work with enthusiasm, flexibility and commitment. In view of the varied content of the role, a background of having worked on a rural Estate would be helpful but is not essential. The individual will be a supportive team player, who is engaging, self-motivated and thrives in working with others but equally alone. Good communication skills are essential.
Key Responsibilities • Delivery of a planned harvesting programmes. • Other key forestry work including planting, plantation maintenance, firewood production and occasional Arboricultural work. • Maintain equipment, machines, and PPE in good, safe, clean, and functional order. • Ensure H&S responsibilities are fulfilled, including responsibility for your personal safety and others affected by your work. • Be a positive ambassador for Mulgrave Estate. Essential Skills • To understand basic principles of forest and land management, so work can be undertaken to the correct standards. • Chainsaw experience and certification including chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and medium tree felling. Large tree felling and windthrow certificate would be advantageous. • Experience of tractor driving, use of winch and forwarder desirable. Telescopic Forklift certification desirable. • Full UK driving licence. • An interest in the forestry sector with the desire to learn and progress.
Other desirable qualifications include PA 1, 2 & 6 Spraying, ATV, use of Agricultural and Horticultural Machinery and other relevant NPTC/LANTRA/NPORS qualifications or certifications. A competitive salary, package and training will be available to the right candidate. Housing on the Estate as part of the employment package may be available. Hours: Full Time – 40 hrs per week Salary: Dependant on experience and qualifications Benefits: Pension Scheme, Death in Service and other benefits after 6-month probationary period. Annual Leave: 28 days per annum, inclusive of public and religious holidays.
Applications in writing with CV toRobert Childerhouse, Estates Director.
Estate Office, Mulgrave Castle, Whitby YO21 3RJ. Closing Date: 29 January 2021 at 12 noon.