Forester – Vacancy South East

Forestry is an exciting career in a growing industry that improves the environment and mitigates climate change.  We are offering opportunities to be part of a passionate and committed business that values and actively supports each team member in their role. Focused on delivering forestry advice to the highest standards, we offer a flexible approach to achieving a work-life balance.

The successful candidates will be self-motivated and ambitious, ready to conscientiously support a team with an expanding portfolio.


  • Support a team of two Forest Managers delivering a wide range of work, assisting in budges and client responsibilities.
  • Plan and manage the successful delivery of operational programmes to meet client objectives, compliant with health and safety, regulatory and environmental legislation.
  • Communicate directly with clients in a professional and confident manner, verbally and in writing.
  • Assist in preparing accurate, annual reports, and financial forecasts.
  • Participate in the development of new business opportunities.

Pryor & Rickett Silviculture actively supports professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and provides training for all staff relevant to the role of each individual. 

Qualifications & Experience

The ideal candidate would be expected to have the following:

  • We cover a wide range of properties with a significant proportion being lowland estates, but also including local authorities, private individuals, farmers and charities. Some experience of lowland silviculture would be advantageous.
  • Customer focus, the ability to actively listen and deliver accurately to meet the needs of the client.
  • Demonstrate relevant academic learning through a diploma, degree or masters in forestry, or other land, business or science-based degree.
  • Have attained, or be working towards, their professional ICF accreditation.
  • Ability to work with existing internal systems. 
  • Clean, Full UK Driving Licence.

Personal skills especially suited to the role include:

  • Diligent and professional in your approach to work.
  • Motivated to deliver a high-quality service to clients.
  • Work constructively with an experienced and dedicated team, but also be confident in working on your own.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in written word.
  • Proven business acumen, and a desire to develop and grow the portfolio over time.
  • Proficiency with IT systems, with experience of Office 365 suite and GIS.

Location & Geographic Area of Operation

This role is based in our Hampshire office with management of properties throughout the South East.

Salary and Benefits

  • Forester salary from £26,000 – £32,000 per annum. Salary dependent upon experience.
  • The company operates a  flexible working arrangement with an expectation of at least one day in the office every week.
  • A suitable vehicle is provided for business and personal use. Benefit in kind income tax for the vehicle and payment for fuel for private use of the vehicle applies.
  • The company operates a stakeholder pension scheme.
  • Annual leave of 20 days plus bank holidays and 3 company holidays between Christmas and New Year. Entitlement rises with length of service.
  • The company provides up to six days for Continuous Professional Development.
  • Mobile phone, laptop and other necessary tools, equipment & PPE are provided.
  • The post is full time (i.e. minimum 40 hours per week, with some time additionally required to cover travelling to distant sites/ offices).
  • Employee Welfare Plan.
  • Cycle to work Scheme.

Applications in writing along with CV and sent to recruitment@silviculture.co.uk

Closing Date: 2nd February 2024                 In-person interviews from: mid February

If you have specific questions about the role, then please contact penny@silviculture.co.uk

Pryor & Rickett is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The company is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, gender, race, religion or belief, disability, marriage and civil partnership, paternity and maternity, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.