Harvesting Manager

As a key member of a high performing team, operating in a competitive, commercial environment we are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with relevant harvesting and marketing experience to join our existing team in South-West Scotland. Based out of our Dumfries office, key duties will involve working closely with our existing clients and customers and the development of new business.


To be successful in this role you will need to have an in-depth understanding of timber marketing; standing sale assessments; site planning; harvesting systems and working with contractors. You should be capable of working with our existing timber harvesting team and other Forest Management colleagues on existing client properties.


Demonstrable operational experience and the capability of working on your own initiative is essential as you will need to be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Forestry qualifications are advantageous but not a pre-requisite. This position may also suit someone with an environmental, geography, agricultural or rural surveying qualification or who has the relevant experience. You should have a professional acumen, be commercially aware and possess excellent communication and organisation skills. Demonstrable experience of working with contractors, project management and health & safety management are also essential for the role.


Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body is desirable. Candidates must also have a current driving licence to perform the remit of the role.


Benefits Package

Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes company vehicle, generous pension scheme, life assurance, permanent health insurance, private health care, 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.

Application Process

All our recruitment is carried out online through our Applicant Tracking System. Please note, as part of the application process, you will be required to upload a copy of your CV and a Cover letter, as well as any relevant qualifications. Please have these to hand prior to beginning your online application.