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Woodland Management Advisory Officer

An exciting new core role has been created at the Small Woods Association, the principle national membership organisation for owners, managers and supporters of small woodlands. 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; that effective and efficient management of small woodlands can bring community & social, local economic and wildlife benefits.  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 office@smallwoods.org.uk

 

 

The Small Woods Association has been successful with Stage 1 of he application for ERDF support for the development of work space at the Associations iconic Green Wood Centre in Ironbridge, Shropshire.

We are now looking for someone with bid management experience to coordinate the stage 2 application over the next 3 months.

This will include; preperation and submission of RIBA stage 3 plans, planning permission, building control, business plan and ERDF Stage application, inter alia.

Applicants should submit a CV and any supporting statements to ianbaker@smallwoods.org.uk by 31st March. This short timescale reflects the short timescale available for bid development.

 

Volunteer Woodland Interns at the Green Wood Centre

Small Woods Association are providing an opportunity to gain experience within the woodland and greenwood craft sector for volunteer woodland interns.

Duration:
Rolling program – 6 week blocks.

Eligibility:
No direct experience required but would have volunteered or trained in a related discipline.
Keen to learn and gain experience within the woodland and Green wood craft sector.

Work program:
Woodland Interns will work 4 days a week which may include weekends and will undertake:

  • Support training manger promote training courses and woodland initiatives
  • Prepare tools and materials for craft and woodland courses
  • Assist course tutors to undertake Woodland management and Greenwood Craft courses
  • Undertake Woodland management, timber extraction and processing
  • Undertake a craft based project.

Facilities:
Work experience will be based at the Green Wood Centre, Station Road Coalbrookdale. Telford. TF8 7DR. Accommodation is available so please enquire.

Further details:
Contact Richard Thomason Tel. 01952 432769, email. richardthomason@smallwoods.org.uk.

Apply:
Please send your CV along with a statement of why you would like to take part in a Small Woods Association internship to: email. richardthomason@smallwoods.org.uk