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Scottish Woodlands

Forest Planner

We are currently inviting applications for the following position:
Forest Planner
North Scotland

We have an opportunity for a Forest Planner to join our progressive team in North Scotland to undertake the assessment, design and production of Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) applications, with a focus on woodland creation and forest plans. In North Scotland we have offices in Banchory, Dingwall, Fochabers and Fort William. Location of work can be flexible for the right candidate and remote working may be possible, however a presence in a regional office will be required.

Applicants should have

A professional and confident approach to work, be able to work to tight deadlines and targets, be self-motivated and have exceptional attention to detail. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, as well as being competent in the use of IT, specifically GIS, and Microsoft Office applications. Experience of either producing or assessing woodland creation and/or management plans is desirable, as well as a sound knowledge of silviculture, the Forestry Grant Scheme, and UKFS and EIA regulations is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided.

A Forestry qualification at HND level or above is preferred however, candidates with related land- based qualifications and/or experience are also encouraged to apply. Since this role involves site visits to remote locations, a full valid driver’s licence is essential. Professional membership of the ICF or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be desirable.

Scottish Woodlands Offer…

An attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience, company vehicle, generous pension scheme, life assurance, permanent health insurance, private health care, bonus scheme and the opportunity for equity participation.

The company, recently ranked 76/100 of Scotland’s top Private Companies 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, motivated team.

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Closing date: 26th July 2024

Scottish Woodlands is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. For more information, visit:

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Closing Date: 26/07/2024  Location: Banchory, Dingwall, Fochabers or Fort William

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