Harvesting Manager - Lochgilphead, West Scotland

The UK government has committed to a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and due to this our work programmes have increased significantly. Scottish Woodlands is seeking to engage with enthusiastic professionals, with a passion for harvesting operations and who can offer a fresh and visionary way of thinking.

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 and commercial environment, we are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with relevant harvesting and marketing experience to join our progressive team.

Based out of our Lochgilphead office, covering West Scotland, key duties will include working closely with our existing clients and customers as well as the development of new business. To be successful in this role you will need to have an in-depth understanding of timber marketing; standing sale assessments; site planning; harvesting systems and working with contractors. You should be capable of working with our existing timber harvesting team and other Forest Management colleagues on existing client properties.

Requirements

Demonstrable operational experience and the capability of working on your own initiative is essential as you will need to be able to work under pressure, in a fast-paced environment. Forestry qualifications are advantageous but not a pre-requisite. This position may also suit someone with an environmental, geography, agricultural, rural surveying or other land-based qualification or who has the relevant practical experience. You should have a professional acumen, be commercially aware and possess excellent communication and organisation skills. Experience of contract/project management and health & safety management are also essential for the role

Applicants should hold a current full valid driving licence which is essential for the role. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be preferred.

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