Forestry & Harvesting Management Opportunities - Fort William

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 Scotland, Scottish Woodlands is seeking to engage with enthusiastic professionals with a passion for management and harvesting, who can offer a fresh and visionary way of thinking, for key and critical positions within the organisation.



What you will be doing:

We have exciting opportunities for a Forest Manager/Senior Forest Manager and Harvesting Manager, to join our progressive team to service both our existing client base and expanding business. The successful candidates will be based in our Fort William office and duties will include all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting, compliance with Health & Safety regulations and other legislation relevant to forestry operations, liaising directly with a range of clients and contractors, preparing and managing budgets, GIS mapping, processing grant scheme applications and planning forestry operations.



​Applicants should have:


​Forestry and harvesting experience plus relevant qualifications are advantageous but not a pre-requisite as relevant training can be provided across a range of topics for the right candidate. These positions may also suit someone with an environmental, geography, agricultural or rural surveying background who wishes to enter the forestry sector. We are looking for people with professional acumen who are commercially aware and have a sound understanding of the rural sector. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required, together with the ability to identify, analyse and solve problems. Candidates will possess proficient IT skills, experience in working with contractors, project management skills and health & safety experience are all highly desirable, as well as the ability to undertake aspects of the roles and responsibilities of a Forestry Works Manager. 

Applicants must hold a full, valid driving licence which is essential for the role. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status or another similar professional qualification is preferred but not essential. New recruits would be encouraged and supported to achieve these additional qualifications where they are appropriate to the role.



Benefits Package


In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes company vehicle, pension scheme, life assurance, permanent health insurance, private healthcare and the opportunity for share equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants also have excellent personal and career development opportunities open to them 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.



Queries about the application process or the role? 

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As part of the application process, you will be required to upload your CV and cover letter, as well as any relevant qualification certificates.

​​We are an equal opportunities employer     

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