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The English Woodlands Timber you see in front of you is the result of hard work over many years and by many people.

We’re still growing and changing. The glorious world of wood is our proverbial oyster. As more and more customers come to us for wood, we want to provide more ways to make them happy.

That means we’re sometimes looking for new people to join our company. And by that, we don’t just mean another pair of hands to the pump, we mean people who’re serious about being part of a timber team working on growth

There’s no doubt that skill, knowledge and experience in the appropriate areas are important to us, but depth of character, a cheerful disposition and an openness to learn new things also feature high on our ‘wishlist’ for a new colleague.

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PREVIOUS POSITIONS

May 2023

Production Manager (Filled Position)

Our job is to make our customers lives easier. Our work is to love what we do and to grow our expertise so we can serve them, responsibly, sustainably, with expertise and efficiency.

The job of the Production Manager is a completely new one at English Woodlands Timber. It’s focus is value. How we achieve it is the production managers day-job.

Our team is growing and we need more support, more Lean thinking, more technical knowledge, more observation, more listening, more learning and more action!

This position is bursting with potential.

It would suit someone who wants to explore and learn how to use Lean and Kata better to impact process on a daily basis. To really make a difference in a small, innovative, West Sussex timber business serving the absolute best designers, makers and builders in the country.

Is this the job for you?

  • Are you a process engineer with wood machining and production experience?
  • Or a joinery or furniture workshop manager who wants to develop a career in Lean production for an innovative wood supply business?
  • Are you a production manager in manufacturing looking for a specialism and the opportunity to raise your level of expertise in a progressive Lean environment?

If you answered Yes to one of these, or it intrigues you enough to want to know more then click and read the job description below

Ready to apply? Here’s what to do…

Email your CV to Donovan Mangold on donovan@englishwoodlandstimber.co.uk

And remember, don’t press send until you’ve checked you’ve added your contact details!

Mar 2022

Timber Selector (Filled Position)

Our job is to make our customers lives easier. Our work is to love what we do and to grow our expertise so we can serve them, safely, respectfully, skillfully and efficiently.

The job of the Timber Selector is to know wood. To read and understand wood and to be able to pick from our stocks the absolute best timber for the every job. Every customer requirement, whether boards-to-make or cutting lists for machining, comes through to the timber selection team.

They translate, interpret, transpose and judiciously choose from square edge, waney edge, character, super prime, pippy, burr, Oak, Elm, Sycamore, Plane, English or Italian, Croatian or North American. They think in numbers, dimensions, densities, percentages, wastages, days, hours and minutes.

In fact not one piece of wood passes through our sheds without passing through their qualified hands.

If this excites you, intrigues you or makes you want to hand in your notice right now and turn up on our doorstep ready to go…

Click the job description below to find our more about what we’re looking for in our next Timber Selector

We have a deadline of Monday 28th March but we’re interviewing in the meantime so if this job sounds good to you, get in touch as soon as you can!

Ready to apply? Here’s what to do…

  • Email Donovan Mangold on donovan@englishwoodlandstimber.co.uk
  • Use the the subject line “Timber Selector Application
  • Tell us in the email why you’re right for the position and why you want to work with us.
  • Then attach your CV.
  • And remember, don’t press send until you’ve checked you’ve added your contact details!

May 2021

Timber Selector (Filled Position)

Are you a good judge of  ‘character’?
Or maybe you’re ‘super prime’d for pulling boards for cutting lists?
If that sounds like you or someone you know, keep reading…

Our timber selectors are experts in their field.

Deeply knowledgeable about timber species and grade, super experienced and understanding of woodworking customers and their requirements (the subtle differences between the needs of a joiner versus a furniture maker). They’re the guardians of our quality standards, they read wood, understand the language and know how to translate it into the best possible use, the least possible waste and within the most efficient process.

An integral part of the Production Team, Timber Selectors work with Sales, Stock and Workshop teams to fulfill orders and help customers select from stock.

Do you have experience working within the timber industry in a role like this? Are you an old hand wanting a new challenge?

We have two positions open.

Ready to apply? Here’s what to do…

  • Email our office on sales@englishwoodlandstimber.co.uk
  • Use the the subject line “I am a Timber Selector
  • Tell us in the email why you’re right for the position and why you want to work with us.
  • Then attach your CV.
  • Remember, don’t press send until you’ve checked you’ve added your contact details!

Jul 2020

Are you a school leaver or college grad looking for a career in wood? (Filled Position)

If you could get excited about working with us & working with wood then we want to hear from you.

We’ve successfully weathered the challenges of coronavirus and now we’re looking for new team members to join us at our woodyard on the South Downs in West Sussex. We’re offering full time employment in a thriving business and the opportunity to develop a career in wood.

The roles in our business are varied. We sometimes work alone but we’re always part of a team. We have high ambitions and high expectations. Some of our work is physical, some is technical, some is logistical and some is digital but all of our work is about being the best we can be for our customers.

We want to work with positive, proactive people who are ready to embrace new challenges. Where you fit into the team will ultimately be down to you but in the immediate future we need all hands on deck. We want you to hit the ground running, working with the team in the stockyard, the machine shop and the stock sheds learning our business as you go.

If you could get excited about working with us and working with wood then we want to hear from you.

Are you ready to get in touch?

If the answer is “Yes” our Director Ian McNally is keen to hear from you.

Ready to apply? Here’s what to do…

Feb 2018

Timber Selector & Customer Assistant (Filled Position)

This role is as part of a small and growing team in our timber yard at Cocking Sawmills.

Our timber yard team takes care of our customers and our wood. Listening to customers and understanding their needs is a big part of the daily work. Here people skills and wood knowledge go hand in hand.

The team is small and the role is key, so here are some KEY questions.

  • Do you like people?
  • Do you know about timber (especially hardwoods)?
  • Do you like to be organised?
  • Have you worked in the Timber Industry or in woodworking workshops before?
  • Are you a natural with computers and digital gadgets (yup, we even use them in a woodyard!)?

If you answered YES to these questions then we might have the job for you!

We’re looking for someone who already knows their timber, who knows woodworking machines and lift equipment. It doesn’t have to be ours exactly but we need someone who’s already thinking on a wood wavelength. We need someone comfortable with computers and with learning new things, be that a new piece of software or a new profile moulder.

As well as good knowledge and experience we can’t stress enough that this role is as much about people as it is about wood so we’re looking for a respectful, friendly, ‘glass half full’ kind of person who’s ready to work with fellow woodyard folk and interested in getting to know customers.

Ready to apply? Here’s what to do…

Read the detailed job description and then send us your CV with a covering letter telling us about you and why you’re right for this role.

Nov 2016

Timber Sales Person (Filled Position)

This role is as part of a small and bijoux sales team that takes care of our customers’ every want (and a lot more besides!).

Because the team is small this role is key.

Are you articulate and good at communicating over the phone, by email and face to face?

Does using software and online platforms come naturally to you?

Would working with your team on goals and objectives to build the company and make customers happy be enough to get you out of bed in the morning?

If you answered ‘Yes’ then we want to hear from you… even if your love of wood exceeds your knowledge of it!

Ready to apply? Here’s what to do…

Read the detailed job description and then send us your CV with a covering letter telling us about you and why you’re right for this role.

If you like the sound of working with us then why wait for us to post a vacancy?

Carpe diem… get in touch and tell us what you could bring to English Woodlands Timber.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Tom, Ian and the team at English Woodlands Timber Ltd

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