Forest Operatives & Experienced Arborists

Scottish Woodlands has recently been awarded a 4-year contract for Edinburgh/Borders and Central/Fife to maintain the vegetation within proximity of the SPEN Overhead Powerline Network.

To expand our current team, we are looking to recruit up to 10 Forest Operatives or experienced Arborists to join our existing SPEN vegetation management teams.

Based from home and travelling to client locations, you will be responsible for carrying out high quality arboricultural works adjacent to powerlines in accordance with Scottish Woodlands and SPEN procedures.

To be successful in this role, you must be self-motivated, show initiative and be capable of working as part of our expanding professional team.  While experience is preferred, candidates who demonstrate the right qualities may be accepted and full training will be provided for a Forest Operative Role.

All applicants will be required to undergo an employment medical examination including a drugs and alcohol screening. Applicants should also hold a full driver’s licence.

Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes pension scheme, life assurance, employee assistance programme, cyclescheme and the opportunity for equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants will also be given excellent training 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.

To apply for this role you should download an Application Form from our careers section of our Webpage and send this along with your CV to