Assistant Forest Manager - South East Scotland

We have an excellent opportunity for you to become part of our forestry team in the Scottish Borders operating from our office at Melrose.

The role involves all aspects of woodland management and includes the requirement to assist in the preparation and management of budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, operational planning, site supervision and safety management.

To be successful in this role, you should be a professional and self-motivated individual capable of working on your own and as part of our expanding team. You should have proven operational experience in a similar role where you have been involved with management of Woodland Creation, Estate Management, delivering Forest Plans as well as supporting others within your team.

Along with the relevant academic qualifications, you will be highly organised with excellent communication skills, be IT literate and have a sound knowledge of silviculture. As this role will involve frequent travel, a current full driving licence is essential and professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be preferred.

Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes pension scheme, life assurance, private health care, company vehicle and the opportunity for equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants will also be given excellent personal and career development opportunities and will be part of a highly professional and motivated team. For more information on working with Scottish Woodlands or for details of information gathered during our recruitment process, please see our Job Applicant Privacy Notice on the careers section of our Webpage.

Applications should be submitted online through our Application Centre. Click HERE to apply.

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