Forest Manager

6 April 2018

Scottish Woodlands

Central Scotland

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

As part of our development plan in Central Scotland, 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 Perth office. 

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

Applicants must be self-motivated and capable of working on their own initiative and as part of our expanding professional team.  The successful applicant is required to have proven operational experience, ideally a minimum of 3 years and must have a good understanding of the Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme.  Candidates should be Chartered or working toward Chartered status. Experience of new woodland creation would be desirable but not essential. 

 In addition, the applicant should have a good working knowledge and understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management, along with good communication skills and organisational ability. Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications and hold a current valid driving licence.

In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.  This includes, pension, life assurance, private healthcare, company vehicle and the opportunity for equity participation.  The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. 

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

Closing date:  Friday 11th May 2018                                                                                                                                                                       

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