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Forest Manager

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    North England, South Scotland

  • Location


  • Salary

    £32,000 - £40,000

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 21/10/2022

Job description

Principal Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to take an active lead on the management of an interesting portfolio of client properties, ranging from upland forests to lowland mixed woodland of mixed age classes. To succeed in the role, competency is required across multiple disciplines ranging from silvicultural, planning, organisational and communication. To aid with effective delivery, we support flexible working from home and our Carlisle office. The role can be divided into the following primary functions, but is not limited to:


  • Responsibility for the identification, assessment, quantification, and implementation of the full range of forest management operations
  • Oversee the successful delivery of operational programmes to meet client objectives, compliant with health and safety, regulatory and environmental legislation
  • Communicate directly with clients in a professional and confident manner, verbally and in written forms
  • Effective in the coordination of the full range of establishment and maintenance of young conifer, mixed and broadleaved crops on restock or new planting sites, across upland and lowland settings
  • Attentive in preparation of accurate budgets, annual reports, and financial forecasts
  • Experience in compiling UKWAS management plans & long-term production forecasts
  • Programming of thinning and felling and undertake timber assessment, marking and mensuration where appropriate
  • Actively monitor and measure compliance in the execution of timber sale contracts
  • Evaluate and tender for occasional contracts and execute successful opportunities
  • Participate in the development of new business opportunities within the region


Training and support will be provided to introduce the successful applicant to company systems and procedures. Further training is provided to allow the candidate to develop their role and specialisms within the business over time.


Qualifications & Experience


The ideal candidate would be expected to have the following:

  • Proven experience in forest management, where directly involved in the day-to-day management of forest properties
  • Experience in dealing directly with woodland owners, statutory bodies or stakeholders
  • Demonstrate relevant academic learning through a diploma, degree or masters in forestry, or other land- or science-based degree
  • Have attained, or be working towards, their professional ICF accreditation


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