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logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandHarvesting & Marketing Work Site Supervisor


Closing date: 26 August 2018


Reference number: 1587315

Salary: £23,293 - £24,633

Grade: Administrative Officer, Payband 6a

Contract type: Permanent

Business area: FE Scotland

Type of role: Operational Delivery

Working pattern: Flexible working, Full-time, Job share

Hours: 37 hours

Number of posts: 1

Location: West Calder, Scotland


Background Information

Scottish Lowlands Forest District has a team of over 71 people. The district covers the central belt of Scotland, from the Firth of Clyde in the west through to the Fife and East Lothian coasts in the east. 60% of the Scottish population live in the district.


The district manages about 24000ha of national forest estate and several other areas in partnership with Local Authorities. The main themes of management are local community use, multipurpose management of existing woodlands, and creation of new woodlands on newly acquired land. Other key areas are Renewables and Estates Development Work.


The District is the main FES contributor to the ‘Woodlands in and Around Towns’ urban forestry initiative, managing existing national and partner woodlands and acquiring new sites close to where people live.


Purpose of the Job

To assist the Harvesting & Marketing Forester to plan and supervise harvesting operations within Scottish Lowlands Forest District.


Key Work Areas

Support Forester with planning, implementation and monitoring of harvesting programmes and contracts. Ensuring through site supervision that all operations are delivered to meet national or local site objectives.


Health and Safety – ensure that delivery of all operations is compliant with industry and Forestry Commission Scotland best practice.


Assist with input into workplans, site plans and contract management through the use of appropriate tools i.e. GPS, GIS and Microsoft Office.


Assist Forester with preparation of contract tenders for operations where required.


The successful applicant would be expected to manage their own time and workload based on priorities discussed and set with the Forester.


Person Specification


  • Either have or be working towards a formal forestry qualification or other recent relevant experience. Attainment of a HND in forestry within 3 years is expected.
  • Experience of Health and Safety in the context of forestry operations
  • IT proficiency including Microsoft Office packages: Word, Outlook and Excel



  • Experience of working in/supervising or managing forestry operations including harvesting, thinning, and brash recovery
  • Experience using GPS and GIS mapping systems


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