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Logo: Forestry and Land ScotlandEnvironment Advisor, West Calder

£34,645 - £37,333, plus benefits


Background Information


The Central Region of Forestry and Land Scotland is headed by the Regional Manager and employs over 125 FTE staff. This Region has 5 main teams; Delivery, Visitor Services, Planning, Estates and Administration. The Environment Team sits within Planning and consists of 2 Environment Foresters (based in the Aberfoyle office) and 2 Environment Rangers (1 based in West Calder and 1 based in Glenbranter). The Environment Team is led by the Environment Advisor.


The Central Region extends from West Calder in the East through to Glenbranter in the West with Aberfoyle being a central location. Geographically the region is made up of low lying holdings in the East to high mountainous forestry and open land in the West.


The Central Region manages about 90,000ha of the 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 environment team focus is on supporting Regional Delivery. This includes the control non-native invasive species, managing Scheduled Monuments, as well as Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The team also look after priority open habitats; especially lowland raised bog restoration and priority species such as the great crested newt, black grouse, and red squirrels.


The key responsibilities for the role will include:


  • Actively demonstrate the ability to manage a team, apply leadership skills and manage people, whilst taking into account safety frameworks and organisational priorities.
  • Contribute towards planning and resource management.
  • Deliver the Central Regionís Environment and Heritage programmes detailed in Strategic and business plans, FCS/SG policy, and Scottish Forestry Strategy.
  • Engage with partners, the public and Communities.


For more information and to apply, please visit our website.




Please quote ref 1631403.

Closing date: 11 June 2019, 11:59


No recruitment agencies please.


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