Forest Managers - Scottish Woodlands8 June 2018
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 positions:
We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Forest Manager to become part of our progressive team operating throughout Central Scotland from our Sandpiper Office in Perth.
This post offers an opportunity to work in a region of the UK where there is a vibrant commercial forestry sector with a variety of woodland management responsibilities on mixed estates and larger forest properties. This role will require implementing commercially sound strategic plans to meet our client’s goals. The role involves all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting and includes the requirement to prepare and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.
Applicants must be professional, self-motivated and be capable of working on their own and as part of our expanding team. Candidates will have a minimum of 2 years operational experience and have a good understanding of the Scottish Grant Scheme. Along with the relevant academic qualifications, candidates will be highly organised with excellent communication skills, be IT literate and have a sound knowledge of silviculture. Applicants will hold a current valid driving licence. In addition, applicant should have a good working knowledge and understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be beneficial.
In return we offer an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience together with personal and career development opportunities.
Due to our increasing activities and expanding work programme in North East Scotland, an exciting opportunity 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 Fochabers 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 a minimum of 2 years’ operational experience and have a good understanding of the Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme. Candidates should be Chartered or working toward Chartered status.
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, we offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience, within a substantially employee-owned company.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with relevant harvesting and marketing experience to join our existing team in South Scotland. The key duties would involve working closely with our existing clients and customers and development of new business.
Based from our Newtown St. Boswells Office, the successful applicant, would 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.
An in depth understanding of timber marketing, standing sale assessment, site planning, harvesting systems and working with contractors is essential. Candidates should also be capable of working with Forest Management colleagues on existing client properties and possess excellent communication and organisational ability.
Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications and a current driving licence. A competitive salary and renumeration package is on offer to the right individual Scottish Woodlands has a unique employee equity structure and the successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of working for a leading Forestry company which offers good job satisfaction and career support.
As a growing organisation, we are also looking to recruit individuals to train up and develop their skills as an integral part of a succession management plan.
We are therefore seeking applications from graduates and from those with less experience with Forestry qualifications and from other disciplines who wish to embark in a Forestry career.
We are seeking candidates with ambition and drive to commence and progress their careers within Scottish Woodlands.
Candidates will be matched to locations where their level of qualification and experience best meets the line management structure within our Forestry Regions and will be given appropriate training as part of a development tailored to suit their individual requirements.
In return, together with personal and career development opportunities, Scottish Woodlands offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.
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 confirm the position you are applying for.
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Closing date: Wednesday 27th June 2018