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logo: Scottish WoodlandsScottish Woodlands provides a comprehensive range of both traditional and evolving forest and land related services, underpinned by our unique staff ownership structure, in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality.  We are currently seeking candidates for the following position


Forestry/Technical Support Manager (GIS) - Edinburgh


A vacancy has arisen for a suitably qualified Forestry/Technical Support Manager to join our technical team to assist with the support and management of our corporate GIS.


The role primarily involves technical support within the GIS environment but will also extend into other technical aspects of forestry support and IT.  The position includes the requirement to train staff in the use of GIS and to contribute to the continuing development of the GIS system.  There will also be the requirement to undertake GIS processing tasks on behalf of staff and clients including map creation, updating and data management.


The key duties involve the training and support of staff who use GIS as well as the management of the GIS data, deployment and infrastructure.  The successful candidate should also be capable of working with forestry management colleagues on existing datasets and will possess excellent communication skills and organisational ability.


The successful applicant will be fully trained to undertake this role and will become a key component of the company’s technical support department. The position will require an understanding of GIS principals, preferably with experience in ESRI and Q applications. An understanding of forestry practice and a keen interest in IT systems in general is also highly desirable. 


We require an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who can work on their own initiative and as part of a professional team.  Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications and hold a current valid driving licence. 

All applications will be considered for this position based on relevant qualifications and experience.


The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of working for a leading forest management company which offers good job satisfaction and career support.  In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.  This includes, pension, life assurance, private healthcare and the opportunity for equity participation.  The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff.


Applications should be made in writing (stating current salary), along with CV.  Please email:  hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk

Closing date:  30th May 2018


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