Position Title: Asset Manager, Forestry
Position reports to: Investment Director, Forestry
Salary: Competitive plus company car
Location: UK (Dumfries/Edinburgh or Oxford) plus hybrid working
Position type: Permanent

Business overview
Gresham House is a specialist alternative asset manager providing funds, direct investments and tailored investment solutions, including co-investment across a range of highly differentiated alternative investment strategies. Our expertise includes strategic public, private equity (private assets), timber, renewable energy, housing and infrastructure. We aim to deliver sustainable financial returns and we are committed to building long-term partnerships with our clients to help them achieve their financial goals.

From a standing start in December 2014, through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth, the Gresham House business has grown exponentially, with assets under management now at c.£8.6 billion, (31 December 2023), providing a strong and scalable platform from which to continue to grow. The team is delivering on its objectives and now has c.220 employees working in London, Oxford, Dumfries, Edinburgh and Dublin.

The business divides into two divisions - Strategic Equity and Real Assets:

Gresham House Forestry Division manages over 500 forests, covering an area in excess of 136 thousand hectares across the UK and Ireland on behalf of institutions, endowments, family offices and private investors. We harvest over 1m tonnes of timber per annum from our client’s forests.

Role Objective
We require an Asset manager, responsible for ensuring that operational programs are delivered across multiple portfolios. The successful individual will be responsible with fund managers for ensuring that agreed income and expenditure programs are delivered timeously at the forest levels, and that the forest assets are being managed to the highest standard by third party service providers. Being the key point of contact with the forest managers, the asset manager will audit the management work undertaken, intervene on exception, and ensure operations comply with best forestry practice while delivering the needs of the funds.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
• Responsible for ensuring the forests owned by Clients/funds that you are allocated, are managed and run effectively and efficiently whilst ensuring best practice is followed at all times.
• Maximise the net return per hectare for clients.
• Assist with asset management on a portfolio of forest properties through site monitoring and communication with third party service providers to ensure forests are managed to a high standard and within agreed financial targets.
• The asset manager will audit the work undertaken, intervene on exception, and ensure operations comply with best forestry practice while delivering the needs of the funds.
• You will be part of the Forestry Asset Management team.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
• Fund Management Team
• Asset Management Team

Skills & Experience
• Forestry qualified to degree level or above (preferable)
• Minimum 2 years’ experience of forest management, including contractor management. Experience of managing timber harvesting desirable.
• ICF desirable but not essential. Will be expected to become a member within 2 years.
• GIS capable
• Competent on Microsoft Excel
• Good presentational skills
• Willingness to travel / stay away from home on occasions
• Driver’s Licence essential

Personal Attributes
• Be efficient, reliable, and thorough
• Drive and initiative - the desire to add value, proactive approach
• Fast paced - ability to work on a variety of tasks with tight deadlines
• Commitment to the business and the team
• Strong intellect - the ability to analyse and distil information quickly and effectively
• Able to communicate effectively and adapt to anyone within the broader team

Gresham House is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Gresham House is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture amongst all our employees.

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