We're looking for 3 Junior Tree Technicians

We're looking for 3 Junior Tree Technicians

Do you have a keen passion for trees and a desire to build a career in the tree and woodland sector?

Working with the West of England Combined Authority and Bristol City Council, Bath and North-East Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council, we have secured funding for two years for 3 entrylevel roles to support and unlock an extra 200 hectares of tree planting and woodland creation across the West of England.

Each role will work predominantly with one of the unitary authorities being based with the Forest of Avon Plan Coordinator and wider team at the Forest of Avon Trust. Your working week will be varied and a great opportunity to learn and develop skills such as mapping, community engagement and planning and delivering tree planting projects. The roles may vary across the areas covered. Some will involve more rural areas and others more focussed on urban tree planting schemes.

These roles will have access to training through the West of England Combined Authority, Councils, England’s Community Forests and partner organisations. The aim of these roles is to support the Tree Teams to overcome barriers such as in mapping sites, consulting with residents, liaising with other council departments, preparing funding applications and working with Parish Councils. 

The West of England has set the ambition to double tree cover across the West of England by 2050, with 8,000 ha new woodland created and cared for (a rate of around 275 ha’s to be created per year). We also seek to grow career opportunities in the tree and woodland sector.

To download the full job description and person specification, please see below:

We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, in particular candidates from communities and catchments in which The Forest of Avon Trust is engaged. We are pleased to be an equal opportunity employer and applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, veteran status or age. The Forest of Avon Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment.

Please send a CV and a written statement of your experience addressing the essential and desirable criteria above to emily.dymond@forestofavontrust.org by 5pm on Thursday 19th January.

The interview panel may include someone from the West of England Combined Authority or the 3 councils.

For more information on the Forest of Avon Trust, please go to: www.forestofavontrust.org. For more information about the role, please call Alex Stone, Forest of Avon Trust Director, on 07375 842732