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(Senior) Forest Manager/Forest Manager

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    North Scotland

  • Location


  • Salary

    Attractive salary and excellent benefits package

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 10/05/2024

Job description

Due to our increasing activities and expanding work programme in North Scotland, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Forest Manger / Forest Manager, to join our progressive team to service both our existing client base and expanding business.  The successful candidate will be based out of our Banchory office.

​As a key member of a high-performing team, operating in a competitive, commercial environment, the successful candidate will be working closely with other managers, demonstrating excellent communication and organisational skills, together with the ability to identify, analyse and solve technical problems.

​The role will involve all include all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting, compliance with Health & Safety regulations and other legislation relevant to forestry operations, liaising directly with a range of clients and contractors, use of GIS mapping systems, preparing and managing budgets, processing grant scheme applications and planning forestry operations.

​Forestry experience plus a relevant qualification is preferred.  Training may be provided across a range of topics for the right candidate depending on experience. This positions may also suit someone with an environmental, geography, agricultural or rural surveying background who wishes to enter the forestry sector. We are looking for people with professional acumen who are commercially aware and have a sound understanding of the rural sector. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required, together with the ability to identify, analyse and solve problems. Candidates will possess proficient IT skills, have experience in working with contractors, project management skills and health & safety experience are all highly desirable, as well as the ability to undertake aspects of the roles and responsibilities of a Forestry Works Manager.

​Applicants must hold a full, valid driving licence which is essential for the role. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status or another similar professional qualification is preferred but not essential. New recruits would be encouraged and supported to achieve these additional qualifications where they are appropriate to the role.

Benefits Package

Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience, this includes:

  • Company vehicle
  • Company pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance, with the option to include your family members
  • Group income protection
  • Performance bonus scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Corporate clothing scheme


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.

​If you have any questions relating to the role, please email:

As part of the application process, you will be required to upload your CV and cover letter, as well as any relevant qualification certificates.

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