Senior Forest Manager/Forest Manager - Banchory, North Scotland

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Due to our increasing activities and expanding work programme in North Scotland, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Forest Manger / Forest Manager, to join our progressive team to service both our existing client base and expanding business. The successful candidate will be based out of our Banchory office.

Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services underpinned by our in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality. The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. Our aim is to understand each client’s specific objectives and then to provide a service which is both flexible and personal.

As a key member of a high-performing team, operating in a competitive, commercial environment, the successful candidate will be working closely with other managers, demonstrating excellent communication and organisational skills, together with the ability to identify, analyse and solve technical problems. 

The role will involve all include all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting, compliance with Health & Safety regulations and other legislation relevant to forestry operations, liaising directly with a range of clients and contractors, use of GIS mapping systems, preparing and managing budgets, processing grant scheme applications and planning forestry operations.


Forestry experience plus a relevant qualification is preferred.  Training may be provided across a range of topics for the right candidate depending on experience. This positions may also suit someone with an environmental, geography, agricultural or rural surveying background who wishes to enter the forestry sector. We are looking for people with professional acumen who are commercially aware and have a sound understanding of the rural sector. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required, together with the ability to identify, analyse and solve problems. Candidates will possess proficient IT skills, have experience in working with contractors, project management skills and health & safety experience are all highly desirable, as well as the ability to undertake aspects of the roles and responsibilities of a Forestry Works Manager.

Applicants must hold a full, valid driving licence which is essential for the role. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status or another similar professional qualification is preferred but not essential. New recruits would be encouraged and supported to achieve these additional qualifications where they are appropriate to the role.

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