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Senior Forestry Works Manager

Full Time, Permanent

circa £45,000 per annum + commercial vehicle

About us:

COOMBES Forestry is the South of England’s only leading Arboricultural and Forestry Contractor who own their own large array of the very latest forestry plant and machinery. With well over a decade of experience and expertise in the forestry sector, we have forged a strong industry reputation and we believe we have an unrivalled skill set and peerless knowledge of forestry work at all levels.

We have seen recent significant growth and currently have some exciting projects underway in woodland management, timber harvesting and establishment, across the country. We are looking for a new Senior Forestry Works Manager to join us in providing a service that is second to none.

At COOMBES we value integrity, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and working together as one team to give our clients the best possible service. If this sounds like you, please reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you.

About the vacancy:

COOMBES requires an experienced Senior Forestry Works Manager to effectively prepare full scoping of our proposed projects across the country. In doing so, utilising your project management skills, you will create accurate estimates, detailed plans and programmes to ensure delivery within timescales and budgets. We are looking for candidates with people management skills and the ability to motivate, coordinate and supervise teams to deliver works.

A confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, you will attend pre-commencement meetings with the client, leading and advising on COOMBES’s programme. You will proactively liaise with clients and internal colleagues to ensure smooth operations, monitor progress and provide an excellent service.

The successful candidate will collate, record and present data in the monitoring, management, reporting and evaluating of contract progress, including production rates. You will provide periodic reviews incorporating budgets and timescales to the Forestry management team.

As Senior Forestry Works Manager, identifying business development/growth opportunities for COOMBES through establishing and developing relationships across the industry will be essential for your success. You will monitor and secure the best rates for harvesting and identify business and funding opportunities, including around carbon trading. Previous experience in bid-writing is therefore essential.

The role will require you to be a self-motivated team member who can work both independently and ‘muck-in’ as part of a team. You will take pride in your work, complete tasks to a high standard, in line with COOMBES’s ethos and values.

Working hours: 40 hours per week, to be worked Monday – Friday.

Salary: circa £45,000 p.a. + commercial vehicle.

To find out more please visit our website. For a full role profile please contact the careers Team on 01730 231761 or email

We will keep your CV on our records for 6 months after the closing date, at which point it will be destroyed.

Closing Date: 17/04/2023  Location: Petersfield, Hampshire

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