Firewood Processing Manager

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  • Temporary
  • Warminster
  • Salary: £27,000 to £30,000

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Direct Response Employment is your local employment agency set in the centre of Trowbridge Wiltshire

We are currently seeking a Fire wood processing manager to join our clients team.

As a Firewood processing manager this position is to supervise and to be an on the tools leader to enable the effective implementation of the firewood departments duties relating to firewood production; from raw material to final product, product presentation, deliveries, weighbridge operation, machinery operations and yard sales including till work all to the highest standards.


  1. To supervise and maintain the day to day running of the yard, commercial production and retail of firewood within the Forestry Department reporting to the Head Forester, developing efficiencies where possible and new markets for products. 
  1. To carry out manual and mechanical tasks associated with firewood production from wood splitting machinery through to point of sale, deliveries and packaging. 
  1. Assist in the co-ordination of available timber / stock raw material against customer demand. 
  1. Responsible for complying with all statutory and other legal requirements which apply to the Forestry Department, particularly including the Health & Safety at Work Act. 
  1. Ensure safe working and assisting in a cultural development of best practice understanding. 
  1. To supervise and implement the efficient use of all plant machinery and equipment to ensure maximum output to the highest standards using safe systems of work. 
  1. To maintain and ensure all work areas are kept in a neat and tidy manner. 
  1. To be responsible for the security and accounting of all materials, plant, machinery, equipment, produce and monies handled in the course of employment. 
  1. To provide at all times the highest standard of service to customers in a polite, courteous and helpful manner. 
  1. To undertake such training and attend relevant courses as and when required to ensure skills and competencies are kept to the highest standard at all times.
  1. The accountability for the day to day management of the yard and to lead motivate and supervise the team members working within it and to provide the highest standards of onsite behaviour and production service. 
  1. To occasionally provide driving support for the loading and storage of firewood products.
  1. To provide a Customer / Guest focused service at all times ensuring that all work / product is completed to the highest standards of the brand.
  1. Represent the Company at all times by being smart in appearance and presentable whilst behaving in an appropriate manner in line with our cultural values and behavioural framework.
  1. Be accountable for their own development seeking out opportunities to learn new skills to continuously improve.
  1. Work in a responsible and safe manner at all times adhering to Health & Safety, safe working practices and Company Policies and Procedures.
  1. The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the role. 
  1. Such other reasonable duties as and when required by your Line Manager.


  • A good understanding of commercial firewood production.
  • Great communication skills and retail experience.
  • A broad range of practical work experience.
  • A full understanding of health and safety.


  • Experience of working in commercial firewood production environment.
  • Supervisory experience leading a team.


  • Good communication skills;
  • A team player, able to lead and develop a small team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines;
  • Ability to carry out repetitive work.
  • Good organisational and time management skills;
  • MS Office skills and able to communicate well via email.
  • An interest and understanding of the firewood industry;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and to supervise a small team.
  • Honesty and reliability;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks and to work extra hours to meet deadlines;
  • Discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues

 Hours: 07:30 to 16:15

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