PAID OPPORTUNITY – Make biodiversity your business!

** This post has now been filled. **

** Following comments from our community on the rate of pay offered for this position, we would like to make it clear that the majority of our agreements are paid in goods/services/resources on top of £10 an hour. We are a not for profit CIC with a very small budget. **

We are looking for a part time woodland maintenance worker to help out from the end of September 2021 to January 2022.

We are a not for profit, family owned, Community Interest Company woodland, working with a variety of local small businesses. Our aim is to restore the native woodland ecosystem by encouraging sustainable rural industry. Current collaborations include a small saw mill, children’s groups, and a mix of creatives/makers. Check out our Business and Biodiversity pages for more information.

Job description:

£10 an hour plus benefits – 4 hours a week/one day a fortnight

Duties include:

  • Path clearing and scrub clearance
  • Weeding, watering and checking the tree nursery
  • Small tree felling
  • Maintaining woodland infrastructure (e.g tarps and tents, fixing fences, safety checks)
  • Dynamic risk assessments
  • Preparing craft materials for courses and children’s groups
  • Assistance on ecological monitoring
  • Assisting with ongoing forestry work

 

We are looking for someone who is honest, reliable and self motivated. Our project is small but committed to making a difference. Pay could be supplemented with use of woodland resources (as required/to be discussed). If you believe you could help us restore this thriving working woodland and the local community’s connection with it, we want to hear from you.

Requirements:

Essential

  • Forestry experience including CS30/31 chainsaw license
  • Basic understanding of ecology
  • Proactive attitude
  • Experience of lone working
  • Happy working with people of all genders and backgrounds

 

Preferable

  • Local to Petersfield area
  • Good communicator
  • Interest in conservation
  • Outdoor First Aid qualified

 

This position might suit a retired forester or a newly self-employed land worker looking for a base. We are chaotic and the work is variable but we have lots of materials, space and enthusiasm to make up for it!

If interested, please email whitelandswood@btinternet.com with a CV and cover letter by the 31st August. We will contact references so please include up to date details. Any questions please email us or contact Fritha on 07961144564