Based: Jedburgh, Scotland
Covering Eskdale and Teviot region
Monday-Friday, 38.75hrs per week

As the largest integrated forestry business in the UK, and a member of binderholz –Europe’s leading timber processing operation – BSW Group is a rapidly developing multi-site business, with a turnover in excess of £650m and operations spanning forestry, sawmilling, timber manufacturing and energy. Tilhill has, over the last 70+ years, planted more than 1 billion trees and, as a private company, has the greatest number of professionally qualified managers. We specialise in woodland creation and management, timber harvesting and buying, and landscaping. We strive at all times to provide an unrivalled service to our clients and customers.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant/Trainee Wildlife Manager to join us at Tilhill, supporting our Wildlife Managers in the delivery of wildlife solutions and management across the Eskdale and Teviot region. Some responsibilities of an Assistant/Trainee Wildlife Manager include:

• Support and assist Wildlife Managers with the implementation of optimum methods of crop protection and wildlife management, including deer culling and larder work
• Provide support and advice to Forestry Management teams on general wildlife matters relating to the forest environment
• Delivering assessments on Nearest Neighbour (NN) Browsing and Indirect Population, as well as completing surveys on breeding bird and mammals, pre-operational site checks and other associated reporting where required
• Representing and promoting the Company’s environmental image and standard.

About you

Your background in wildlife conservation has developed your sound knowledge of best practice relating to wildlife conservation and environmental legislations. With strong relationship management skills, you’re able to build and maintain exceptional rapport with your colleagues and clients. In addition to this, you’ll have

• Degree or Diploma in either Wildlife Management, Ecology, Environment &/or other related subject(s).
• Some deer culling experience would be preferred but equally important is the interest in the job.
• Level 1 &/or 2 Certificate(s) in Deer Stalking.
• Firearms Certificate. •Commercial acumen & land-based operational experience
• Full driving licence.


In return, you can look forward to developing a long-term career with one of the industry’s leading employers. In addition to the competitive salary and company vehicle, this position also includes excellent benefits such as:

• Company provided health plan and Life Assurance policy.
• Company sick pay, enhanced with a length of service.
• Company pension, with up to 10% company contributions.
• 31 days (inclusive of bank holidays) holiday entitlement, enhanced with length of service.
• Funded learning and career development opportunities.
• Discounted rate on a range of BSW products including Woodfuel Direct.
• Employee benefits portal with access to exclusive deals and discounts on 100s of highstreet brands, utilities, eating out and more!
• Confidential 24/7 support with Wellbeing Hub.
• Cycle to Work scheme.


To apply, please visit our careers page at and apply online.

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Tilhill is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Web: | Closing Date: Friday 19th August 2022

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