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Forestry Intern

Closing date 14 February 2020

Crown Estate Scotland is recruiting for a Forestry Intern for a 12-month fixed-term contract, to join our team. This role is based at our Glenlivet Estate in Moray and is to assist with the coordination and implementation of planned forest management activities.

About Us

Crown Estate Scotland manages assets on behalf of Scottish Ministers including agricultural and forestry land, most of the seabed, just under half of the foreshore and some commercial property. We invest in property, natural resources and people to generate lasting value for Scotland. We return all revenue profit to Scottish Government.

Our Values of Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration and Commercialism help us to put our purpose into practice. They shape how we work, underpin our actions, and help to make Crown Estate Scotland a great place to work.

About You

Working in an outdoor, rural environment, the successful applicant will assist with the day to day management of the forest including monitoring and inspections and will work with the Forest Manager and Head of Property to ensure compliance with UK Woodland Assurance Standards. You will also help maintain productive links with neighbours, tenants, local communities, external partners and contractors.

Typical tasks include carrying out plant health and fence inspections on restock sites, assisting with biological surveys, monitoring and recording work, assisting with developing habitat management projects and low-level maintenance.

You should be able to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of people, be a good team player with strong self-motivation but be able to work effectively and actively alone.

The successful applicant will have a good base knowledge and understanding of forest management practices including forest mensuration techniques. You should be computer literate and have a basic understanding of GIS systems and you should be able to communicate effectively with a variety of people through verbal, written or presentation communications.

The successful applicant will need to hold a full, clean driving license as the woodlands are scattered and not accessible by public transport.

This is an exciting opportunity for an applicant to contribute to the ongoing success and development of Crown Estate Scotland.

For further information on the role, please contact us for the full role profile.

The starting salary will be £23,084 with potential for future progression as well as eligibility of annual cost of living rises. The role offers participation in the Civil Service pension scheme. The anticipated start date for this position is August 2020.


To apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and Covering Letter explaining why you wish to work with Crown Estate Scotland to

The closing date for applications is Friday 14th February 2020.

Forestry Intern