£11.54 per hour
Full-time until 31 March 2018
Closing Date: 4 August 2017, noon
About the Company
Stirling Council's area lies at the very heart of Scotland. It covers 220,000 hectares from Tyndrum and Crianlarich in the southern highlands to the villages of Killearn and Strathblane in the south-west and the former mining villages of Plean, Fallin and Cowie in the east. The 83,000 population splits 50:50 urban to rural, with the urban population centring around Stirling, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan.
The Council wish to recruit a passionate and motivated graduate to join their Tree and Woodland team to assist Stirling Council, the Tree and Woodland Officer and other Stirling Council Officers in the management of Stirling Councils Trees and Woodlands.
The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:
• To support and assist the Tree and Woodland Officer and other Stirling Council Officers in the management, inspection and maintenance of Stirling Council’s woodland
• To assist in submission of applications for Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme (e.g. WIAT) funding or any similar grant funding from the Forestry Commission Scotland
• To assist in preparing woodland management plans for key sites to allow application for funding to be made from FCS and external bodies, supporting the delivery of outcomes for improvement
• To assist in the implementation of approved woodland management plans
• To undertake tree and woodland inspections and report findings
• To assist in the inspection of Stirling Council park and street trees
• Any other tasks that are required to be completed
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level and will have knowledge of forestry, tree and woodland management. You will have knowledge of arboriculture, environmental policy issues, government policy, guidance and legislation. It is essential for you to have good tree identification skills and knowledge of Health & Safety legislation. You should have the ability to follow work direction and instructions accurately and work independently. You will be an excellent written and verbal communicator.
The following requirements are desirable:
• A Forestry/Arboricultural qualification together with membership of a relevant professional institute e.g. Arboricultural Association, The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF)
• Some demonstrable experience in forestry, tree and woodland management
• Familiarity with Visual Tree Assessment (VTA) methodology in identifying biological and mechanical defects in trees
• Ability to specify remedial works to BS 3998 (2010) Tree Work Recommendations
• Working knowledge of current Forestry and Woodland Grants
• Working knowledge of industry best practice e.g. British Standards
• Current UK driving license
Closing date for applications is 4 August 2017, 12 noon.
Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the AAI online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.
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