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Forest Manager/Senior Forest Manager

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    North Scotland

  • Location

    Banchory, Aberdeenshire

  • Salary

    Highly competitive plus benefits

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 25/10/2023

Job description

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.

​As a key member of a high performing team, operating in a competitive, commercial environment we are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with relevant woodland management experience to join our existing team in North Scotland. Based out of our Banchory office, key duties will involve working closely with our existing clients and customers and the development of new business.

The role involves all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to implementation of operations.​The position includes the opportunity to manage a range of woodland types, liaise with clients, prepare, and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.

To be successful in this role you must be professional, self-motivated and be capable of working on your own and as part of a team. You will have proven operational experience in a similar role where you have been involved with the woodland management. You will be highly organised with excellent communication skills, be IT literate and have a sound knowledge of silviculture. Experience of working with contractors, project management and managing health & safety are all highly desirable.

Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body is desirable. Candidates must also have a current driving licence to perform the remit of the role.

Benefits Package

In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes company vehicle, pension scheme, life assurance, permanent health insurance, private healthcare and the opportunity for share equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants also have excellent personal and career development opportunities open to them 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.

Application Process

All applications should be made online through our applicant tracking system. Please note, as part of the application process, you will be required to upload your CV, cover letter and any relevant qualification certificates.

​If you have any questions relating to the role or our application process, please email:

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