Forest Manager

6 June 2024

Scottish Woodlands


Closing Date: 30th June 2024

Due to increasing activities and expanding work programme in our West Scotland office, an exciting opportunity has arisen in our Lochgilphead office for an enthusiastic professional with a passion for Forestry . This Forest Manager position may suit someone who is looking for a promotion, with several years of proven operational experience in a similar role. The ideal candidate will have been involved with the management of woodland creation, estate management, liaise directly with a range of clients, prepare and manage budgets, delivering forest plans as well as supporting others within both the management and harvesting teams.

Applicants should have
Demonstrable forestry experience and relevant academic qualifications are preferred, however there may be the opportunity to receive relevant training across a range of topics for the right candidate. This position may also suit someone with environmental, geography, agricultural or rural surveying background. Candidates should have a good working knowledge of the UK forest industry with a good, demonstrable understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management, along with good communication skills and organisational ability.

Candidates will be commercially driven and have a sound knowledge and understanding of the rural sector. Excellent communication and organisation skills are required, together with the ability to identify, analyse and solve problems working off their own initiative as part of a wider team. The ability to undertake most aspects of the roles and responsibilities of a Forestry Works Manager is important for the Forest Manager/Senior Forest Manager role.

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. New recruits would be encouraged and supported to achieve these additional qualifications where they are appropriate to the role.

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