Harvesting Site Supervisor

Harvesting Site Supervisor

Closing Date: 31 January 2017 | Salary: £21,998 | Location Aberystwyth or Dolgellau


  • Directorate: North & Mid Operations
  • Team: Wales Harvesting & Marketing, Mid
  • Location: Aberystwyth or Dolgellau 
  • Post Number: 101551
  • Reports to: Tom Drewett, Harvesting Contracts Manager
  • Direct reports: N/A

Job Purpose

Make a positive contribution to the Welsh Government Woodland Estate through careful supervision of sustainable forest harvesting.  Supervise harvesting contracts to ensure they run in a safe and environmentally responsible way. Supervise the annual felling programme in forest blocks throughout the Dyfi area, monitoring weekly timber stocks and raising site problems with the Harvesting Contracts Manager.


Setting direction

  • Demonstrate drive and determination to complete tasks

Delivering results

  • Prioritise and organise your time and resources effectively to meet agreed deadlines and objectives
  • Understand and apply current legislation, rules and procedures relevant to the job.

Building relationships

  • Know who your customers and stakeholders are and provide a service that meets their needs.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships.
  • Be reliable and flexible within the team.

Ensuring effective governance

  • Choose content, style and language to suit the audience and context.
  • Actively listen and ask questions to check understanding.
  • Convey sensitive or unwelcome information tactfully and persuasively.

Developing people and teams

  • Keep your knowledge and skills for the job up to date.
  • Look for ways to improve work methods, making suggestions for and be open to change.
  • Take responsibility for your own work, learning from experience, mistakes and constructive feedback.

Job Specific Criteria

  1. ESSENTIAL: Experience in forestry or supervision
  2. DESIRABLE: Experience in all Microsoft office applications and MyNRW.
  3. DESIRABLE: A sound knowledge of forest operations and health, safety and environmental implementation.
  4. DESIRABLE: The ability to use Geographic Information Systems to make maps that illustrate forest operations.
  5. ESSENTIAL:  A full driving licence

Welsh Language Requirements

Due consideration has been given to the Welsh language requirements for the post and the existing skills within the team.  Taking this into consideration the Welsh language skills required for the post are at Level 3.

Additional Information

  • Either to have an Industry Recognised Competency of at least NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) or be willing to attain the qualification within 2 years of appointment with support from NRW is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Job Advert Information

Contract type: Fixed term role for 100 weeks

Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours a week

Grade / Salary: £21,998

This role will be subject to the forthcoming Job Evaluation exercise which may result in a change in the grade and salary.

Existing NRW staff applying for vacancies via an external advert will be treated as internal applicants and remain on their substantive grade and salary until job evaluation is implemented

  • Application closing on: 31 January 2017
  • Interviews to take place on: To be confirmed

To apply send your completed application form to: 

  • Recruitment@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

If you have any queries please contact:

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