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Interested in Working for Backwell Logs?

Backwell Logs, part of Backwell Wood Estate, is a leading supplier for firewood in the greater Bristol area. Through the management of our 200 acre woodland we produce firewood which is then sold to the general public via our website with orders being fulfilled by our in-house delivery team. By controlling the source, production and delivery of firewood we are able to offer an exceptional customer experience.

Interested in joining our growing team? Below you'll find all our current opportunities along with details of how to apply.


 

Job Title: Lead Forester

Location: Backwell, Bristol

Salary: Basic salary (negotiable)

About the Role

Following a period of exciting growth we’re now looking to expand our team with the addition of a Woodland Estate Manager. Within this role, it will be your responsibility to develop and execute our on going woodland management plan as well as lead our forestry and commercial operation. You will report directly to our Chairman and become a key member of our management team. We’re looking for someone who can not only manage our woodland but is able to lead from the front isn’t afraid to be hands on.

The job role will be manual, mixed with some office based work which will be ever changing. We are looking for someone who has experience in forestry but also has business experience to help develop our Log Fuel Business. The job will also include keeping up the high standard of customer service for which we are known.

About Backwell Logs

Backwell Logs is part of Backwell Wood Estate, is a leading supplier for firewood in the greater Bristol area. Through the management of our 200 acre woodland we produce firewood which is then sold to the general public via our website with orders being fulfilled by our in-house delivery team. By controlling the source, production and delivery of firewood we are able to offer an exceptional customer experience. Along side our core winter log business we continue to sell all year round to customers and business by supplying wood and charcoal to fuel pizza ovens, BBQs and fire pits.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Day to day management of Backwell Wood, ensuring both public and private paths are clear

Be on call in case of emergencies within the woodland, such as fallen trees, outside of office house

Execute woodland management plan

Ensuring a safe working environment for our forestry team

Oversee the harvesteing timber for Backwell Logs

Ensure our log production process remains efficient as it scales

Keep Directors and other team members informed of forestry activities

Managing Backwell Logs

Required Skills and Qualifications

5+ years experience working within forestry

Computer literate with experience in writing Woodland Management Plans

Up to date LANTRA, or equivalent, forestry qualifications and training including tree climbing, tree felling, cross cutting and chainsaw maintenance

Experience working with heavy machinery including tractors, forward loader, telehandler and log processor - any tickets for operating this machinery would be a huge bonus but additional training where needed will be supported.

+F First Aid qualified

Strong communication skills

Hardworking and determined

How to Apply

Please send a covering letter and CV,* please ensure the subject of the email is ‘Job Application: Lead Forester’*  to info@backwell-logs.uk

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: From £25,000.00 per year

 

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