Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Job Vacancy - South Downs National Park

The South Downs National Park Authority is recruiting a Forestry and Woodland Officer:

  • Main aim will be to bring more woodlands into active management to improve their biodiversity and secure their future within the National Park landscape.
  • Particular emphasis will be placed on the sustainable management of native and ancient woodland and restoring the ecological value of PAWS in the South Downs.
  • The project will bring together landowners, land managers and contractors to develop and respond to the evolving markets and business opportunities including wood fuel and sustainable construction.
  • The successful candidate must have knowledge and experience of the forestry and woodland management sector, together with knowledge of woodland ecology, recreational and resource management and cultural heritage.
  • They will be highly organised and be able to produce site management plans.
  • Using their knowledge of contracts and contract management, facilitate implementation of projects through contractors. Knowledge of health and safety legislation as it relates to the post is essential.  
Full details can be found on the South Downs National Park website.  The closing date for applications is 23 August 2012, 11:30am.

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