Technician - Forestry

Inverness, Highland
£24,932 - £28,470 per annum
11 Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

 Job Profile document

35 Hours (1 FTE), permanent

We are one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions comprising Scotland’s newest university.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

UHI Inverness is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. UHI Inverness has locations at Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215 acre site. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated member of staff to work with us as a technician within the School of Construction and Forestry on a permanent basis. You will be based at Scottish School of Forestry, Balloch.

Job Purpose:

We are seeking a suitably skilled person who enjoys maintaining, repairing equipment and supporting curriculum activities. Providing support to prepare materials for the Scottish School of Forestry. Provide support in maintain machines, equipment and estate at the Scottish School of Forestry.

You will be required to maintain Health and Safety equipment and processes, order materials, set up and take down workshops and materials labs, maintaining equipment including PPE and drive a van or minibus. Being an effective team member and able to deliver a high-quality customer service is a key focus of this role.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Health and Safety
  • Ordering materials
  • Maintaining estate
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Supporting delivery including demonstrations
  • Driving minibus

Essential Criteria:

  • Have a forestry qualification at SCQF Level 7 or above.
  • Have relevant industrial experience.
  • Have current and relevant evidence of CPD.

You should also be flexible, reflective, innovative, creative, and personally committed to continuing vocational and professional development.

You should possess effective interpersonal skills and have good IT skills in applications such as MS Office and other relevant subject related software packages.

Please note: the successful post holder will need to pass a satisfactory PVG Scheme check through Disclosure Scotland prior to commencing employment.

Application Closing Date: 31st August 22

Shortlisting will take place: 1st September 22

Interviews will be held week commencing 8th September 22

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Human Resources Department on or on 01463 273210