Head Forester Required
Mulgrave is a large and diverse landed Estate located on the North Yorkshire Coast, in the North York Moors National
Park. The Estate extends to some 15,000 acres, including 2,500 acres of Forestry, a large in-hand farm and a Registered
Park and Garden around Mulgrave Castle.
After 50 years of service our Head Forester is due to retire in spring 2022 and we wish to recruit a replacement with
business acumen to sustainably manage the Mulgrave Estate Woods Department. Leading a small team, by example,
you will fulfil an important role in the next phase of woodland management across the Estate. This includes
management of continuous cover forestry in sensitive locations, as well as conventional thinning and clear fell and
replanting operations where viable. The post is a key member of the Estate’s management team.
This is a hands-on role, and the successful candidate will have not only business acumen, but be hardworking,
committed, trustworthy and experienced in the safe and efficient delivery of woodland operations and able to extract
and add value from forestry operations. They must also be able to work on their own initiative on a day-to-day basis
and motivate and manage a small team. Candidates should have relevant experience and qualifications to competently
operate a wide range of forestry plant and machinery, including tractors, telehandlers, and loaders.
The successful candidate will also be well organised, adaptable, discreet, reliable and can work with enthusiasm,
flexibility, and commitment. In view of the varied content of the role, a background of having worked on a rural Estate
would be helpful but is not essential. The individual will be a supportive team leader, who is engaging, self-motivated
and thrives in working with others but equally alone. Good communication skills are essential.
Full details Head Forester 2021