We have an opportunity for Forest Managers to join our progressive team across South-West Scotland. We service this area from our offices in Dumfries and Fenwick. Primary office location for the role is flexible. A role within Scottish Woodlands offers fast paced, varied, and extremely rewarding work. The role offers excellent opportunity for progression within the business for the right candidate.

Applicants should have ...

To be successful in this role you must be professional, self-motivated and be capable of working on your own and as part of a team. You should have proven operational experience in a similar role where you have been involved with woodland management. You should also be highly organised with excellent communication skills, be IT literate and have a sound knowledge of silviculture. Experience of working with contractors, project management and managing health & safety are all highly desirable.

Experience and certification at Forest Machinery Operation (FMO) level for Harvester or/and Forwarder would be desired for this role. To be successful in this role, you must be self-motivated, show initiative and be capable of working as part of our expanding professional team. You should also have knowledge of forestry sites throughout Scotland that provide site specific challenges in terms of ground conditions and challenging terrain.

Our managers work in a flexible and healthy work environment, for an employer who wants to see them thrive and develop as individuals within the operational team. We are keen to discuss the details of the role further with potential candidates to understand their existing experience and development goals to ensure we support the creation of a role that is motivating and rewarding. Applicants should hold a current full valid driving license.

Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body is desirable. Candidates must also have a current driving licence to perform the remit of the role. 

Scottish Woodlands offer...

An attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience, company vehicle, generous pension scheme, life assurance, permanent health insurance, private health care, and the opportunity for equity participation. 

The company, recently ranked 76/100 of Scotland’s top Private Companies and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants will also be given excellent personal and career development opportunities and will be part of a highly professional, motivated team.

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