Head of Harvesting Support

5 June 2020

Forestry and Land Scotland

Can be based in anywhere in Scotland

£42,668 - £46,480 plus benefits

Closing date: 26th July 2020, 23:55

Background Information

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is an executive agency of Scottish Government. We manage the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers and serve as part of the Environment and Forestry directorate of Scottish Government.

FLS operates a regional business structure for the delivery of our work. There are five regions, each of which has responsibility for looking after Scotland’s forests and land for the benefit for all, now and for the future.

This role will be the FLS lead for technical matters related to timber harvesting. The group provides strategic direction and practical support to colleagues across FLS, in relation to:

  • Plant and seed supply
  • Forest management
  • Wildlife management
  • Harvesting
  • Civil engineering 

As well as the above, the Technical Services Group are responsible for engagement with external stakeholders, such as Scottish Enterprise, Confor and the Strategic Timber Transport Forum. 

This role will report to the Head of Technical Services. 

The key responsibilities for the role will include: 

You will oversee and provide strategic direction across FLS on harvesting matters. You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to achieve efficiencies within the timber harvesting sector. 

Key Work Areas 

  • Act as the lead for technical support on harvesting operations;
  • Provide strategic direction and practical support to regional delivery teams;
  • Support strategy development within other business areas, such as Marketing & Sales,  Planning & Environment and Estates Development;
  • Represent FLS externally at industry forums.
  • Provide advice and assistance in the preparation, presentation and valuation of timber sales parcels.
  • Lead on operational support for harvesting e.g. electricity matters, tree health and harvesting responses to disease, development of FLS standard operating procedures, and other harvesting related projects as delegated. 

For more information and to apply, please visit our website: www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk;  


Please quote ref 28725

Closing date: 26th July 2020, 23:55

No recruitment agencies please.

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