Forest Manager - Southwest Scotland

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Forest Manager to become part of our progressive team operating from our Fenwick Office.

This post offers an opportunity to work in a region of the UK where there is a vibrant commercial forestry sector with a variety of woodland management responsibilities, including significant new woodland creation.  This role will require implementing commercially sound strategic plans to meet our client’s goals.  The role involves all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting and includes the requirement to prepare and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.

To be successful in this role, applicants must be professional, self-motivated and be capable of working on their own and as part of our expanding team. You should have proven operational experience in a similar role where you have been responsible for the management of Woodland Creation, Estate Management, delivering Forest Plans as well as supporting others within you team and acting as mentor to trainees. You should also have experience in dealing with landowners and providing advice based on your breadth of knowledge as well as an in-depth understanding of the Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme.  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 involves frequent travel to remote locations, a current full driving licence is essential.

In addition, you should have a good working knowledge and understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management. 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.

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