A motivated and committed Forestry Graduate with a proven ability to effectively evaluate, organise and prioritise work. Able to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels including senior managers. I am seeking work with a reputable and forward thinking environmentally based organisation. Preferably in Forestry, conservation, Habitat Management, or Vegetation control.
MANAGEMENT OF 14 RESERVES THROUGHOUT CENTRAL AND WEST OF SCOTLAND. ORGANISING, SUPERVISING RESERVE MAINTENANCE AND CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH HSE GUIDELINES, CARRYING OUT SITE AND ACTIVITY RISK ASSESSMENTS. CARRY OUT WORKS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SEASONAL WORK PROGRAMME WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF RECRUITED CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS, LIAISE WITH LAND OWNERS, STOCKIER, RESERVE CONVENOR, REGIONAL AND AREA MANAGER. VEGETATION MANAGEMENT, PATH WORK MAINTENANCE, PATH CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING AND INSTALLING STILES TO IMPROVE ACCESS, BOARDWALK CONSTRUCTION, TREE SURVEY, TREE FELLING, INSTALLING FIELD GATES, STOCK FENCE SURVEY, MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION, DRAINAGE CONSTRUCTION, DRY STONE WALLING, MEADOW MANAGEMENT. OFFICE ADMIN DUTIES, TIME SHEETS, VEHICLE MILEAGE AND FUEL RETURNS, BUDGET HOLDER, PETTY CASH RETURNS,HIRING VEHICLES & PLANT MACHINERY, PURCHASE ORDER REQUIREMENTS, DAILY/ WEEKLY UPDATES USING CMSi SYSTEM, MICROSOFT OFFICE, RECRUITMENT OF CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS, ATTENDING OPS MEETINGS/ ARRANGING MONTHLY PROGRESS MEET WITH REGIONAL MANAGER .
As an accomplished Forestry Graduate with over five years’ experience in the field of Forestry, Conservation and Arboricultural services, including two years of working with the Scottish Wildlife Trust as the Reserves Projects Supervisor for Central and West Coast of Scotland. Supervising conservation volunteers. Managing projects such as fence installation. maintenance of pathways, foot bridges and conservation projects such as tree felling and planting. Covering fourteen reserves in these sectors. I also have relevant experience of Tree Planting, Ground working, Hauling Brash, Stacking Timber, Chem Spray, Fencing, Tree Felling, Remote Isolated Working, Upland Path Construction. I have managed upwards of fifty tree planters and chemical spraying operations for a contractor to The Woodland Trust, In 2013 I volunteered for 6 months for the National Trust for Scotland as the Glencoe Ranger working on Upland Access. I originally cut my teeth working as a team leader for Assist Support Scotland carrying out grass cutting duties, tree and shrub pruning and winter services covering East Central and West of Scotland. I moved to Assured Technical Services Ltd. gaining excellent experience and knowledge of domestic and commercial Arbor works. My key areas of expertise include, but are not limited to the following; · Forest Policy and Law · Employment and Health and Safety Legislation for Land Based Industries · Woodland Ecology · Forest Design · Amenity Tree Management · Soil Management · Arboricultural Operations · Job Costing and Business Calculations My key practical skills include, but are not limited to the following; · LANTRA AWARDS - Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross cutting · LANTRA AWARDS – Felling Trees & Processing Trees up to 380mm · LANTRA AWARDS - Brushcutter · LANTRA AWARDS - Clearing saw · LANTRA AWARDS - Sit Astride ATV including Loads & Trailed Equipment · NPTC CITY & GUILDS - Level 2 in Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-Chipper · NPTC CITY & GUILDS - Pesticide Application PA1 & PA6 (a) (w) · St Andrews Emergency First Aid at Work · NRoSO Registered Sprayer My contract with the Scottish Wildlife Trust expired at the beginning of this year, I have been working with Assured Technical Services Ltd, KleerKut Ltd and BTCV as Senior Projects Supervisor. More recently I have also gained great experience tackling Japanese Knotweed, Hymalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed on commercial and domestic sites in Scotland. I am very ambitious always seeking success in everything I do, I am a very driven person who is punctual, hard working, very reliable and always pushing myself beyond my comfort zone to gain experience. I am well positioned to make an immediate positive impression.
Professional, pro active, determined, calm under pressure.
To have a solid career within the Forestry/ conservation industry based sectors. To travel all over the world working and learning from different cultures.
I am able to work within a multi skilled and well disciplined team of professionals. I also have excellent experience of lone working, and independent management.
Forestry Technician/ Forestry Surveyor.
Graduating from the University of the Highlands and Islands - Scottish School of Forestry. Volunteering Full time for the Scottish Wildlife Trust for 1 year Volunteering as the Glencoe Ranger for the National Trust for Scotland. Being the Reserves Project Supervisor for Central and West coast of Scotland.
£1,500 - £2,500
AS A HIGHLY DRIVEN INDIVIDUAL, CAPABLE OF LONE WORKING OR AS PART OF MULTI DISCIPLINARY TEAM, ALSO AS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS SCOTTISH SCHOOL OF FORESTRY, I AM DEDICATED TO ONGOING PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. I AM A PERSON OF STRONG WILL AND DETERMINATION WITH AN AIM TO SUCCEED. I HAVE EXCELLENT WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF HSE, PUWER AND COSHH REGS. MY TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS ARE EXCELLENT, AS ARE MY IT AND COMMUNICATION ABILITIES. I HAVE AN EXTENSIVE WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF MICROSOFT OFFICE, CMSi AND MICROSOFT PROJECT. I AM A FORWARD THINKING PERSON WHO ALWAYS LOOKS FOR A SOLUTION NEVER A PROBLEM. I HAVE A STRONG CAPABILITY OF CRITICAL THINKING. I ACTIVELY SEEK CHALLENGES AND CAPITALISE ON THE REWARDS DERIVED FROM SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES. I HAVE A REWARDING AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO ALL COLLEAGUES AND PROFESSIONALS ALIKE. I ENCOURAGE GREAT WORK ETHIC, MOTIVATION THROUGH THE ENJOYMENT OF WORK. I AM VIGILANT AND VERY OBSERVANT BY METHODICALLY ANALYSING AND REFERRING TO GUIDELINES WHEN REQUIRED. THE PINNACLE OF ANY OPERATION RELIES ON ACCURATE PLANNING, BOTH AHEAD OF TIME AND ON THE DAY TO RE-ASSESS. HEALTH AND SAFETY IN ANY WORK PLACE IS THERE TO PROTECT EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE AND PUBLIC. IN MY PROFESSIONAL OPINION, HEALTH AND SAFETY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE AND SHOULD BE ADHERED TO AT ALL TIMES. IN MANAGING CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS, FROM VARIED BACKGROUNDS, I HAVE GAINED VAST EXPERIENCE IN THE DELEGATION OF TASKS. UNDER MY SUPERVISION, PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN OPERATIONS ARE ALWAYS MADE FULLY AWARE OF WHAT, WHY, WHEN AND HOW. RISK ASSESSMENTS ARE FOLLOWED CORRECTLY AND HEALTH & SAFETY PRACTICE IS ADHERED TO BY THE BOOK. COLLEAGUES, FELLOW PROFESSIONALS AND PUBLIC ARE TREATED PROFESSIONALLY AND ONLY AS I WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED MYSELF; FAIRLY AND CONSISTENTLY. I REPRESENT MY EMPLOYER IN THE BEST LIGHT POSSIBLE AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT MY ACTIONS AND PERFORMANCE WILL ULTIMATELY AFFECT THE COMPANY IMAGE. BY PROVIDING GREAT ENTHUSIASM, HIGH SKILL SETS, EXCELLENT WORK ETHIC AND HIGH QUALITY OF WORK, I AM ABLE TO SHOW EXTREME PRIDE WHILST REPRESENTING AN EXCELLENT EMPLOYER. THIS WILL BE SEEN AND RESONATE THROUGHOUT THE TEAM I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR. I LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND I SET MY STANDARDS VERY HIGH, ALWAYS SEEKING TO IMPROVE AND MODIFY WHILST STILL IN-KEEPING WITH THE NEEDS OF MY EMPLOYER. I AIM TO PROMOTE MYSELF AND MY TEAM WITHIN THE ROLE WHILST SEEKING TO ESTABLISH LONG LASTING, PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS, BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY, TO PROMOTE THE NEEDS AND SUCCESS OF THE BUSINESS. BY USING METHODS OF FORWARD STRATEGIC PLANNING, FACT BASED DESCION MAKING RISKS AND DOWN TIME CAN BE MINIMISED. OBJECTIVES WILL BE CLEAR AND CONCISE FOR BOTH MY TEAM AND MYSELF, OPERATIONS WILL BE EFFIECIENT, MEMBERS OF THE TEAM WILL UNDERSTAND PRIORITIES, CONSISTANT STRATEGIC PLANNING WILL IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE IN THE DELIVERY OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.
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