Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services underpinned by our in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality. The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. Our aim is to understand each client’s specific objectives and then to provide a service which is both flexible and personal.
Due to our increasing activities and expanding work programme in North West Scotland, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Forest Manger/Senior Forest Manager to join our progressive team to service both our existing client base and expanding business. We service this area from our Fort William office.
Purpose of the Job
Reporting directly to the Regional Manager, the role involves all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting. The position includes the requirement to liaise directly with a range of clients, prepare and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.
Experience & Skills
To be successful in this role, applicants must be self-motivated and capable of working on their own initiative and as part of our expanding professional team. You should have demonstrable operational experience and have had consistent exposure to all aspects of the role describe above with the confidence to work independently. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be preferred.
In addition, you should have a good working knowledge and understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management, along with good communication skills and organisational ability. Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications and hold a current full valid driving licence which is essential for the role.
Benefits & Remuneration
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.
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If you have relevant experience and qualifications as described above and want for one of the UK’s leading Forestry Companies and develop your career, then we want to hear from you. Click HERE to apply for this role.
If you have any questions about this role, please contact HR@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.