Harvesting Contracts Supervisor - Lochgilphead

Background Information
Scottish Woodlands Ltd (SWL) 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.

We are currently looking to recruit a Harvesting Contracts Supervisor in Argyll, based out of our Lochgilphead office. If you want to work somewhere where you will be surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of Argyll in a bustling community then this role could be for you.

Purpose of the Job
To assist the Lochgilphead harvesting team in the delivery of key safety, financial and operational targets, ensuring all works are carried out in accordance with SWL and forest industry standards. Your key tasks will include but not be limited to:
• Providing support to the local Harvesting Manager (HM) and Regional Manager (RM);
• Providing support and supervision in the delivery of SWL harvesting operations in Argyll;
• Managing day to day health and safety standards on harvesting sites;
• Managing environmental standards on operational sites;
• To ensure all works are consistently compliant with Industry Standards Health & Safety Legislation;
• To liaise with contractors, third party landowners and other clients;
• Monitor and record timber production figures and report to the HM & RM.

Experience & Skills
This is a demanding role where you will spend a significant amount of your working day outdoors, often in inclement weather and on challenging terrain. You should be able to demonstrate a basic forestry knowledge and be familiar with the Argyll area of Scotland.
To be successful in this role you will be flexible in your approach to work and be a self-motivator, with the ability to work as part of a team or individually. Since this role involves liaising with clients and dealing with a varied workload, you should be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and prioritisation skills.

This role will involve many site visits which are not accessible by public transport and therefore it is essential that you hold a current full Drivers Licence.

A Degree or other relevant qualification in Forestry is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided. Applicants will be selected on their experience and knowledge of the industry as well as relevant qualifications & certification.

If you consider yourself to be a self-motivator with exceptional attention to detail, you are commercially aware, decisive and have the drive to grow within your role then we want to hear from you!

Benefits Package
In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes pension scheme, life assurance, permanent health insurance, private healthcare 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 made in writing for the attention of Jude Alexander, along with a copy of your C.V. to HR@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.