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Forestry Technician: The Patsy Wood Scholarship

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location   England (South East) - UK, England (South Central) - UK
Town/City   South Oxfordshire with optional hybrid working
Salary   £22,500 pa Full-time, 1-year fixed term placement with possible extension
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   First Level
Deadline   14/06/2024
Company Name   Future Trees Trust
Contact Name  
Email   Jo.Clark@futuretrees.org
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Future Trees Trust, the National Trust and English Woodlands Forestry are seeking a motivated individual to become the New Patsy Wood Scholar. Based in South Oxfordshire, this person will have a degree in forestry, genetics or a related land science subject, or the equivalent in practical experience. You will have a keen interest in forestry and land management, and will assist the Future Trees Trust research team throughout the winter.  You will be assessing young trees for growth and form traits, assisting with plus tree work and scion collection, and maintain records and datasets.  The spring months offer a unique opportunity to join a leading forestry company to gain experience with clients and management planning.  During the summer months, the successful candidate will work alongside rangers and estate managers at the busy Buscot and Coleshill estate, carrying out practical land management tasks including site presentation, habitat management and annual tree surveys.

This full-time position is fully funded for one year, with the possibility of subsequent longer-term employment, funding permitting. The job is aimed at a young graduate looking for a career in forestry or land management.

Future Trees Trust is a research charity dedicated to hardwood tree improvement and the production of high-quality seed for forestry in the UK. We maintain many active partnerships with landowners and research organisations to establish and assess research trials and seed orchards. This job involves visiting woodlands and research trials across the UK with extensive travel and consecutive nights away from home a key component.

The National Trust is one of the leading charities in the UK, dedicated to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which is has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.  The own and manage the Buscot and Coleshill estate in Berkshire, where Future Trees Trust have offices and host the Research Woodland, Craven Field.

English Woodlands Forestry Ltd is a leading, independent forestry consultant, supporting woodland owners for over 30 years, working with large private estates, farmers, land agents and charities.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, independent and reliable with a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers. They will have good communication skills and excellent record keeping.  A full clean driving licence and own car are essential.

Further details and a job description are available on our website.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter as to why you are interested in this position to Jo.Clark@futuretrees.org 

Closing Date: 14th June 2024

Interviews: 21st June at the Estate Office, Coleshill, SN6, 7PT

Start Date: Mid September 2024

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