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Operations Manager

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region


  • Location

    Flexible - East (Banchory, Dunkeld, Huntly, Elgin)

  • Salary

    £61,409 - £67,959 + 27% Employer pension contributions

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 27/05/2024

Job description

  • Job reference: REQ0773
  • Location: Flexible (Scotland) – East (Banchory, Dunkeld, Huntly, Elgin)
  • Salary: £61,409 – £67,959 + 27% Employer pension contributions
  • Contractual hours: 37
  • Basis: Full time


Working at Forestry and Land Scotland is all about ‘People, Pride and Purpose.’ Join us and take pride in helping look after something incredibly valuable to the people of Scotland and its visitors – Scotland’s national forests and land.

We’re committed to managing land in a way that helps with climate change adaptation, secures carbon, improves biodiversity and creates great places for the benefit of Scotland’s people.

We are recruiting a commercially astute Operations Manager based in our East Region. You will have day to day responsibility for motivating and overseeing a large team across the region. Delivery of sustainable land management outcomes at scale will also depend on you having a strong influence over our suppliers through careful budget, relationship and contract management. These roles are also fast moving and will require you to be closely engaged with our customers and stakeholders to make well informed decisions under pressure and in a way that delivers results and prioritises safety in all that we do.

What you will do

The Operations Manager plays a key leadership role within the Region. Being commercially aware they will oversee key programmes in timber marketing and harvesting, woodland creation, restocking and silviculture, civil engineering, and environmental programmes including the effective management of wild deer. You will also contribute to supporting and enabling renewable energy programmes and addressing statutory plant health notices.

You will play a key role in business planning, contributing to the development of a strategic approach which allows us to develop and then implement a sustainable and resilient future

model for our business.

Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will lead a team of approximately 70 people. You will also contribute to the Regional Leadership Team and will connect, contribute to and promote a one team culture both in Region and with National Teams.

For more information on the role please review the Job Description & Success Profile.

Closing date: 12 May 2024

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