Senior Forest Manager/Forest Manager - Banchory, North Scotland

Due to our increasing activities and expanding work programme in North Scotland, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Forest Manger/Forest Manager, to join our progressive team to service both our existing client base and expanding business.  The successful candidate will be based out of our Banchory office.

The role will involve all 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, use of GIS mapping systems, preparing and managing budgets, processing grant scheme applications and planning forestry operations.

Applicants should have...

Forestry experience and qualifications are advantageous but not a pre-requisite as relevant training can be provided across a range of topics for the right candidate. This position may suit someone with an environmental, geography, agricultural or rural surveying background who wishes to enter the forestry sector. We are looking for candidates with professional acumen who are commercially aware and have a sound understanding of the rural sector. Excellent communication and organisation skills are required, together with the ability to identify, analyse and solve problems. IT literate, with sound MS Office skills, experience of working with contractors, project management and health & safety 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.

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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.

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