Small Woods are Recruiting!

Woodland Management Advisory Officer

An exciting new core role has been created at the Small Woods Association!

The core purpose of your role will be to give technical advice on production, ecological and community engagement issues to small woodland owners and managers through the many channels of communication used by the association, and its members, e.g., by phone, email, members’ events and the organisation’s publications including our quarterly magazine, monthly newsletter, advice notes and handbooks.

Other key functions of the role include assisting with the delivery of woodland management aspects of several innovative projects the organisation is currently contracted to deliver.  This includes supporting the development of the ‘Telford Woods’ Social Enterprise which is now entering its ‘woodland management and forestry operations planning’ stage; this will include drawing up woodland management plans (including consideration of the significant ‘social’ aspects to this project), grant applications and contributing to the business planning for the Social Enterprise.  Small Woods is also providing secretariat to the FSC’s steering group for the development of a new standard appropriate for ‘small woods’; the postholder would play a key role in contributing to this work.

We are looking for an individual with good knowledge of the technical aspects of woodland management planning and, preferably, experience managing forestry operations contractors and excellent communication skills.  Above all we are interested in someone who shares the values of our organisation.  An interest and understanding of ‘social enterprise’ in woodland management would be an advantage.
Job Description: Small Woods Woodland Officer Job Description

Job Application Form: SWA-Job-application-form-2019

Closing date for applications is Wed 5 June, interviews to be held Thurs 13 June. Please send applications to