Heartwoods Newsletter December 2013

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Heartwoods Project Officer Vacancy

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Heartwoods Project Officer

£24,000– £27,000 per annum (pro rata)

Full time 37.5 hours/week

The Small Woods Association (charity no 1081874) is seeking a project officer with knowledge of the woodfuel and forest management sector to continue delivery of our successful Heartwoods woodfuel programme across the West Midlands. The post is based at the Green Wood Centre in the Ironbridge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, and has a six month contract.

You must have experience in the woodland management or woodfuel supply chain industry and at least 2 years’ experience of project delivery in the forestry or land based sectors would be beneficial.   A qualification in these areas would also be an advantage. You will need to inspire woodland owners and help them to realise economic opportunities in their woodlands.  You will also assist with the delivery of high quality events to stakeholders.

Further details, a full job description, person specification and application form is available from http://smallwoods.org.uk/about-us/jobs/

Managing Woodlands for Multiple Objectives

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12:00 am
January 24, 2014
9:30 amto1:30 pm

Are you a woodland owner seeking advice on any of the following topics:

Woodland Creation —native woodland for multiple objectives including, water protection and reducing flood risks, conservation and climate/disease resilience.

Plant Health —Rhododendron clearance for P. ramorum in stands of mature woodland covering methods, costs and biosecurity

Young Woodland —Maintenance, economics, first thinnings, small scale extraction equipment suitability

Staff from Heartwoods, the Forestry Commission and Environment Agency will be on hand throughout the day as well as contractors and woodland agents

When? – Friday 24th January 2014— 10.00am – 1.30pm followed by a light lunch

Where? – Wood Farm, Great Gate, Near Tean, Staffordshire ST10 4HF

The majority of the event will take place outdoors so please ensure suitable clothing and footwear is worn.

The event costs £10.00 which includes refreshments and lunch and is targeted at woodland owners and managers within the West Midlands. Reservations will be given on a first come first served basis.

To book your place, contact Harriet Wood at Heartwoods on 01952 435860 or email harrietwood@smallwoods.org.uk