Scottish Woodlands

Scottish Woodlands Ltd - the United Kingdom's leading Forest Management Company


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Scottish Woodlands provides a comprehensive range of both traditional and evolving forest and land related services, underpinned by our unique staff ownership structure,
in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality.

The company is largely employee-owned, and as you will see on the ‘contact us’ page, we have offices across the UK. New opportunities arise from time to time, and will be advertised on this web page as well as through other channels - within the industry usually - so please keep any eye on any vacancies which may be of interest.

Alternatively, you may wish to email a copy of your CV, highlighting relevant experience, to:

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 23/05/2017

Perth - Utilities Depot

Trainee General Forestry Workers & Experienced Arborists

Scottish Woodlands Perth Utilities Division is an established contractor in the industry and our work comprises vegetation and fencing contracts and a wide variety of minor civils works. To expand our current team, we are looking to recruit up to 3 Trainee General Forestry Workers and 2 experienced Arborists for our vegetation management team.

Based at our Perth Utilities Depot, the successful applicants will be responsible for utility vegetation management contracts adjacent to powerlines and railway tracks, fencing contracts and a wide variety of minor civils work. Duties will include forestry thinning work, windblow clearance, plantation maintenance and private garden tree surgery.

Candidates will be self-motivated, capable of working on their own and as part of a team. Please note that these positions do require candidates to be flexible as nightshift working is a pre-requisite of the role.

For the trainee level candidates, similar experience would be preferred along with candidates having a NPTC Basic Chainsaw qualification, however full training will be provided to the successful candidates.

For experienced arborist candidates, general experience within the industry is essential with a preference on candidates with previous utility arboriculture or railway experience, full training will also be provided where necessary.

All applicants will be required to undergo an employment medical examination including a drugs and alcohol screening.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Applications should be made in writing, along with a copy of your C.V. to:

We are an equal opportunities employer

Closing date: Friday 31st May 2017

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 25/05/2017

Roddinglaw, Edinburgh

Contract Manager

We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Contract Manager to assist the Head of Division in both maintenance and implementation of contracts work based at our Roddinglaw office in Edinburgh.

Principal duties will include: -

  • Effectively manage and supervise trades staff and contract labour including day-to-day planning, performance and allocation of work and for ordering and arranging a timely delivery of plant and materials; checking the quality of work and ensuring appropriate finished standards are achieved within allocated budgets.
  • Manage the specification of work including the determination of job content, labour and material requirements for both maintenance and subcontract works.
  • Manage allocated budgets taking account of relevant priorities. To authorise expenditure in accordance with agreed limits and Estates Services.
  • Responsible for the effective assessment of priority of responsive maintenance work, together with regular reporting on maintenance issues.
  • Ensuring Health & Safety standards are observed in both direct labour and external contractors.
  • Assist in the preparation and upkeep of all maintenance records, statutory reports and other data relating to property condition.
  • Investigate maintenance problems and defects and to initiate and prioritise remedial work.
  • Work with Customer Care team to ensure issues are resolved quickly and satisfactorily.
  • Assist in the operation and development of the maintenance management software systems and to ensure that information feedback is accurate, complete and delivered within agreed timescales.
  • Liaise with relevant colleagues providing good communications on maintenance matters and to ensure that they are appropriately informed and advised of maintenance and minor improvement works.
  • Develop work with both new and existing clients, increasing the value of the Landscaping Portfolio.
  • Client Management – Meet clients, including Site Managers, to discuss proposed work programmes and ensure they are safely and successfully carried out. Liaise with statutory bodies/consultees/architects as required.
  • Develop contractor base, using both contractors who are currently engaged by Scottish Woodlands Ltd and assessing the quality of new contractors.
  • Responsible for regular production of invoices relating to own works and ensuring invoices are paid timeously.

Candidates must be proficient in MS Word and Excel and have excellent communication and organisation skills. Previous experience in facilities management with particular emphasis on new build development is desirable. The successful candidate will be professional and confident in approach, be self-motivated and must be able to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail. Experience in a similar environment is preferred, however training may be given to the right candidate.

In return, together with personal and career development opportunities, Scottish Woodlands offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes a company car, pension, life assurance, private healthcare and the opportunity for equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff.

Applications should be made in writing, along with a copy of your C.V. to:

We are an equal opportunities employer

Closing date: Friday 15th June 2017