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Scottish Woodlands Ltd

Forest Manager, Senior Forest Manager, Assistant Forest Manager and General Recruitment

Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services underpinned by our in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality. The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. Our aim is to understand each client’s specific objectives and then to provide a service which is both flexible and personal.

We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Southwest Scotland
Forest Managers

We have excellent opportunities for experienced Forest Managers to become part of our progressive teams operating from our Fenwick and Castle Douglas Offices.

These posts offer an opportunity to work in a region of the UK where there is a vibrant commercial forestry sector with a variety of woodland management responsibilities, including significant new woodland creation. These roles will require implementing commercially sound strategic plans to meet our client’s goals. You will be involved in all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management, from planning through to harvesting and includes the requirement to prepare and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.

To be successful in these posts, you must be professional, self-motivated and be capable of working on your own and as part of our expanding team. You will have proven operational experience in a similar role where you have been responsible for the management of Woodland Creation, Estate Management, delivering Forest Plans as well as supporting others within your team and acting as mentor to trainees. You should also have experience in dealing with landowners and providing advice based on your breadth of knowledge as well as an in-depth understanding of the Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme.

Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications, although other qualifications may be considered. You should be highly organised with excellent communication skills, be IT literate and have a sound knowledge of silviculture. As this role involves frequent travel to remote locations, a current full driving licence is essential.

In addition, applicants should have a good working knowledge and understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be preferred.

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North Scotland
Senior Forest Manager / Forest Manager

Due to our increasing activities and expanding work programme in Northwest Scotland, we have exciting opportunities for Senior Forest Managers and Forest Managers to join our progressive teams to service both our existing client base and expanding business from our Dingwall and Fort William Offices.

These posts offer an opportunity to work in a region of the UK where there is a vibrant commercial forestry sector with a variety of woodland management responsibilities, including significant new woodland creation. These positions will require implementing commercially sound strategic plans to meet our clients' goals. The posts involve all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting and includes the requirement to prepare and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.

To be successful, applicants must be professional, self-motivated and be capable of working on their own and as part of our expanding team. You should have proven operational experience in a similar role where you have been responsible for the management of Woodland Creation, Estate Management, delivering Forest Plans as well as supporting others within you team and acting as mentor to trainees. You should also have experience in dealing with landowners and providing advice based on your breadth of knowledge as well as an in-depth understanding of the Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme.

Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications, although other qualifications will be considered. Candidates will be highly organised with excellent communication skills, be IT literate and have a sound knowledge of silviculture. As this role involves frequent travel to remote locations, a current full driving licence is essential.

In addition, candidates should have a good working knowledge and understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be preferred.

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Southwest Scotland / North England
Assistant Forest Manager

Due to our increasing activities and expanding work programme in Southwest Scotland/Northwest England, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Forest Manager to join our progressive team to service both our existing client base and expanding business from our Carlisle Office.

The role involves all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting. The position includes the requirement to prepare and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.

To be successful in this role, applicants must be self-motivated and capable of working on their own initiative and as part of our expanding professional team. You should have demonstrable operational experience and have had consistent exposure to all aspects of the role describe above with the confidence to work independently. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be preferred.

In addition, you should have a good working knowledge and understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management, along with good communication skills and organisational ability. Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications and hold a current full valid driving licence which is essential for the role.

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General Recruitment

Scottish Woodlands is a progressive and growing organisation, we are also looking to recruit keen and passionate individuals with less experience who are willing to learn and develop their skills as an integral part of a succession management plan.

We are therefore seeking applications from graduates and from those with less experience who hold Forestry qualifications and from other disciplines who wish to embark in a Forestry career.

Candidates with experience in the Utilities sector i.e., Vegetation clearance works, minor civil works and other forestry operations are also welcome to apply.

We are seeking candidates with ambition and drive to commence and progress their careers within Scottish Woodlands. Applicants should ideally have relevant academic qualifications and hold a current full valid driving licence.

Candidates will be matched to locations where their level of qualification and experience best meets the line management structure within our Forestry Regions and will be given appropriate training as part of a development tailored to suit their individual requirements.

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.

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In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes pension scheme, life assurance, private health care, company vehicle and the opportunity for equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants will also be given excellent personal and career development opportunities 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 on the careers section of our Webpage.

Applications should be made online through our application centre using the link provided.

For any queries relating to these roles, please email: hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 5th July 2021

Closing Date: 05/07/2021  Location: North Scotland, Southwest Scotland and North England

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