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Posted: Posted 4 weeks ago

The role of Forest Research Worker will carry out delegated research, survey and forest work programmes. Based within the Technical Services Unit (TSU) which conducts field work across Great Britain.

The role will be based in Talybont, near Brecon, Wales, LD3 7YN. See further details about our locations via this link.

Follow this link for more information about the Forest Research Technical Services Unit (TSU).

The role also provides local contact and liaison between Forest Research (FR) and other organisations. These include networks of regional Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Forestry Commission (FC) staff, partner organisations and private woodland owners and managers. Through a network of field stations which work in close co-operation, the TSU establishes, maintains and assesses field experiments. TSU also undertakes surveys for the science centres within FR and on behalf of other customers; including both NRW, FC and other external clients.

The successful applicant for this role will carry out the delegated research, survey and forest work programmes for FR and its customers to prescribed standards, budget and deadlines. They will work as part of a small team of FR Workers based at Talybont, near Brecon. They will also carry out a wide range of environmental, plant health and crop surveys; lay out, maintain and assess field experiments; and on occasion assist with managing contractors and auditing their work. They will carry out tasks including pesticide applications and use power tools including chainsaws. The job involves working with partners, both internal and external to FR, across a wide geographical area.

Forest Research (FR) is the research agency of the Forestry Commission and a world leader in applied forest science. We are a trusted and recognised provider of expertise, data, products and services for governments and the tree, wood, forest and natural resource sectors. Please explore www.forestresearch.gov.uk to find out more information about our organisation.

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