A LEADING forestry firm is on the hunt for not one but two forest managers to join its growing team. 

Scottish Woodlands is searching for both an assistant forest manager/forest manager and a forest manager/senior forest manager to boost its north-east England and south-east Scotland operations. 

The former will  be based in Wolsingham, while the latter in Melrose. 

Job ad description

These roles will involve all aspects of woodland management from establishment through to harvesting and includes the requirement to liaise directly with a range of clients, prepare and manage budgets, process grant scheme applications and plan forestry operations.

Forestry experience and qualifications are advantageous but not a pre-requisite for the Assistant Forest Manager/Forest Manager role as relevant training can be provided across a range of topics for the right candidate. This position may suit someone with an environmental, geography, agricultural or rural surveying background who wishes to enter the forestry sector. For the Forest Manager/Senior Forest Manager role you 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.

We are looking for people with professional acumen who are driven, commercially aware and have a sound 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.

For more information and to apply, visit here. 

Closing date: Monday, April 22. 

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