Harvesting And Marketing Works Supervisor

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Salary: 23,023 - 24,388
Location: Highland

Closing date: 26 February 2017

Location: Achmore

Post Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 26 February 2017

Background Information on Unit

The Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District team is responsible for the management of around 80,000ha of the National Forest Estate, from Skye and Lochalsh in the west, through Glen Affric, around Loch Ness, the Black Isle, Inverness and down to Strathspey. The Forest District Manager is Graeme Prest who leads a team of around 70 staff. The operations team consists of 31 people who cover a wide range of duties, including new planting, forest management, harvesting and marketing and civil engineering.

The post holder will be responsible to, Chris Nixon, as reporting officer. The District office is at Smithton near Inverness and additionally has several out-stations. The post will be based in the Achmore outstation.

The workplace would include areas that are recognised internationally for their landscape, environmental and recreational value. The landscape attracts visitors from across the globe to experience the diversity. The environment includes a rich archaeological heritage and habitats that offer refuge to species such as Capercaillie, Black grouse, Red squirrel and Pearl Bordered Fritillary. The recreational activities span a spectrum from traditional field sports through walking, wildlife spotting to mountain biking, water sports and paintball.

Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the job is to support the Harvesting and Marketing team in supervision of timber operations whilst providing support and input to the district teams when required, by actively working with the team and wider staff. The post holder will support the harvesting and marketing forester with the planning, delivery and supervision of approx. 80km3obs of harvesting programme (this includes liaison with stakeholders).

The West team operate a beat system and there will be occasion when wider support will be required on other activities.

Delivery will be in line with UKWAS and internal policy standards, with particular emphasis on health, safety and environment.

Key Work Areas

Support the harvesting and marketing Forester to plan a rolling 3 year cycle of harvesting programme;

Input into the harvesting and marketing work Plan process;

Supervise an annual programme of circa 80km3obs of harvesting;

Provide the harvesting and marketing forester with programme progress reports for financial and Key Performance Indicator achievement;

Liaise with local staff to support programme delivery;

Supervise the health, safety and environment standards associated with the delivery contractor base;

Actively report accidents and incidents using FC systems and procedures. 

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