East Ayrshire Woodlands - Forest Craftsperson

23-week placement where participants will undergo forestry-related skills training such as chainsaw operation and maintenance, tree felling, brushcutter and woodchipper operation and pesticide application. Successful applicants should be 18+ years of age, resident within East Ayrshire, have been unemployed for a period of 6+months and be affected by multiple aspects of deprivation (unemployment, lack of qualifications, domestic issues, criminal record, etc). Applicants participating on the work programme (Ingeus, Working Links, etc) cannot be considered for eligibility reasons. A strong preference for working in an outdoor environment and a genuine interest in forestry, grounds maintenance and natural heritage are desirable – posts are perfectly suited for both men and women. 30hrs per week (Mon-Fri), first 2wks unwaged followed by 21wks at national minimum wage. Closing date for applications Friday 2nd December. Applications to be made to East Ayrshire Woodlands, Underwood Depot, Auchinleck Road, Cumnock, KA18 1RS (01290 426973) eastayrshirewoodlands@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

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