Profile for the post of Ecological/Landscaper
Deadline for applications 12th January 2015
LOCATION: Throughout Cornwall & Devon
WAGES: Negotiable depending on certificates/experience
Our current markets include nature/wildlife organisations, public sectors, environmental consultants, mineral extraction companies, property developers, building contractors, landscape architects and private
CHMS thrive on implementation of management plans to allow projects to proceed and achieve
biodiversity, thus allowing a biodiversity gain and maintain wildlife value.
In order to maintain high standards and increase work load, CHMS require an ecological landscaper. The successful candidate will gain a wide range of experience in a variety of practical conservation/landscape tasks.
JOB SUMMARY/MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
Carrying out a wide range of practical skills over varied habitats as follows:
Tree planting & maintenance (Forestry)
Ecological mitigation assistance
Bio mass production
However, situations may arise that require the employee to perform other duties or tasks, which do not involve ecological works on habitats. This may include general landscape/maintenance works.
The post holder shall:
Be responsible for and use under direction, powered hand tools, vehicle, plant and equipment and reporting any defects,
Carryout working operations to a high standard,
Ensure good working relationships with clients and staff,
Undertake any training and development activities any paperwork as required for either work or training based activities,
Be accountable for their own development through the Performance and Development Review,
Take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work,
Be available to work additional hrs at short notice;
Be available to work weekends and bank holidays.
In addition, all employees are expected to work within the terms of their contract of employment and adhere to CHMS policies and the Required Ways of Working.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Have a basic understanding and interest in countryside/ecological management and/or wildlife.
Education to GSCE standard
Able to adapt to new situations
Good interpersonal skills
NPTC Basic chainsaw CS30/CS31 or 201,202,203 (Must be in date)
NPTC CS32, CS38, CS39, CS41 & CS46
NPTC Strimmers & Brushcutting/clearing saws
First aid at work or equivalent
Driving licence (Clean)
Able to work outdoors
Must be physically fit
Basic chainsaw CS30/CS31or 201, 202,203 (Must be in date)
NPTC Safe use of pesticides
NVQ Practical Conservation or equivalent
Team work and with at least 2 years previous experience
At least 12 months proven practical experience (desirable).
How to apply
By Email: Please send a CV with covering letter to: