Senior Operations Manager

3 June 2024


Closing date: 16 June 2024

Job reference: REQ0784

Salary: £49,493 - £53,884 (27.9 percent pension contribution plus benefits)

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Location: Dumfries or Selkirk

Scottish Forestry:

Scottish Forestry is currently looking for a Senior Operations Manager to join our South Scotland Conservancy, based in Dumfries or Selkirk. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and to help shape the direction of the Conservancy in our grants, regulations, policy and delivery work. In doing so, you help us to respond to the climate and biodiversity crises. You’ll be helping us to make a difference in South Scotland and you’ll play an instrumental role in leading a diverse and enthusiastic team. 

You’ll be a source of advice and guidance for the wider team providing support and direction for both routine and complex case work. 

What you will do:

As the Senior Ops Manager, you will be our lead in delivery of targets and standards for our grants and regulations work. You’ll work with the National Office to Delivery team and Tree Health Team to advance effective and successful delivery of challenging but attainable woodland creation targets and successful compliance with statutory plant health notices. 

At the same time you’ll work as part of the Conservancy leadership team to develop, support inspire, motivate and mentor the wider Conservancy team providing insight and knowledge around land management. You’ll help the Operations Managers and Office Manger to ensure that our team feels supported in times of challenge by others, creating an atmosphere where the team understand that there is a substantial support network to call on. 

You’ll also work with the Conservator to track and influence competing polices and agendas in South Scotland, which may impact upon our work and help to shape, promote and defend sustainable forestry management and woodland creation across a wide range of sector interests, pressures and priorities.  

Apply here.