Forest Manager - North West Scotland

6 October 2017

Scottish Woodlands provides a comprehensive range of both traditional and evolving forest and land related services, underpinned by our unique staff ownership structure, indepth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality. We are currently seeking candidates for the following position:

As part of our development plan in the North West, a vacancy has arisen for a suitably qualified Forest Manager to join our progressive team to service both our existing client base and expanding business. We service this area from our Fort William office.

The role involves all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to and including harvesting. The position includes the requirement to prepare and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the company’s growing harvesting activity in this area and should have both operational experience and a good working knowledge of harvesting processes. Experience of site planning, site safety management, contract supervision and working with contractors is essential.

The key duties involve working closely with our existing clients and the development of new business within the area. The successful candidates should also be capable of working with Forestry Management colleagues on existing client properties and possess excellent communication skills and organisational ability.

We require an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who is capable of working on their own initiative and as part of a professional team. Candidates must have a good understanding of the Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme. Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications and hold a current valid driving licence.

The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of working for a leading forest management company which offers good job satisfaction and career support.

A competitive salary and remuneration package is on offer to the right individual which includes, pension, life assurance, private healthcare, company vehicle and the opportunity for equity participation. Scottish Woodlands has a unique employee equity structure and is 80% owned by staff.

Applications should be made in writing (stating current salary), along with CV. Please email:

Closing date: Friday 20th October 2017

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