Scottish Woodlands

Scottish Woodlands Ltd - the United Kingdom's leading Forest Management Company

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Scottish Woodlands provides a comprehensive range of both traditional and evolving forest and land related services, underpinned by our unique staff ownership structure,
in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality.

The company is largely employee-owned, and as you will see on the ‘contact us’ page, we have offices across the UK. New opportunities arise from time to time, and will be advertised on this web page as well as through other channels - within the industry usually - so please keep any eye on any vacancies which may be of interest.

Alternatively, you may wish to email a copy of your CV, highlighting relevant experience, to:
HR@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 9/4/2018

Forest Manager - Central Scotland

As part of our development plan in Central Scotland, a vacancy has arisen for a suitably qualified Forest Manager to join our progressive team to service both our existing client base and expanding business. We service this area from our Perth office.

The role involves all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting. The position includes the requirement to prepare and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.

Applicants must be self-motivated and capable of working on their own initiative and as part of our expanding professional team. The successful applicant is required to have proven operational experience, ideally a minimum of 3 years and must have a good understanding of the Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme. Candidates should be Chartered or working toward Chartered status. Experience of new woodland creation would be desirable but not essential.

In addition, the applicant should have a good working knowledge and understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management, along with good communication skills and organisational ability. Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications and hold a current valid driving licence.

Applications should be made in writing, along with a copy of your C.V. stating current salary/salary expectation to: hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

Closing date: Friday 11th May 2018

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 2/5/2018

Forestry Foreman and Operatives (Utilities) - Muir of Ord

Scottish Woodlands Utilities Division are looking to expand the current skilled labour force within Perth and the Scottish Borders into the North of Scotland Based out of our Muir of Ord Depot.

The successful applicants will be responsible for executing vegetation management contracts adjacent to powerlines and on the railway as well as facilitating vegetation clearance on fencing contracts and a wide variety of other minor civils work. Duties will include but are not limited to all forestry operations throughout the business sector.

Candidates will be considered on the following:

  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Forestry knowledge & expertise
  • Knowledge of Highland region
  • Forestry Certification, Chainsaw Certification and other relevant qualifications
  • Knowledge of utility sector operations

Position Requirements:

  • Full driving license
  • Attendance of regular medical examination including drug and alcohol screening
  • Attend practical and classroom-based courses as required for Utility / Rail work

Applicants will be selected on their experience and knowledge of the industry however training be provided by the employer to right candidate.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Candidates should contact the HR Department to request an Application Form. hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk or telephone 0131 451 2608

Closing date: Friday 25th May 2018

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 9/5/2018

Forestry/Technical Support Manager (GIS) - Edinburgh

A vacancy has arisen for a suitably qualified Forestry/Technical Support Manager to join our technical team to assist with the support and management of our corporate GIS.

The role primarily involves technical support within the GIS environment but will also extend into other technical aspects of forestry support and IT. The position includes the requirement to train staff in the use of GIS and to contribute to the continuing development of the GIS system. There will also be the requirement to undertake GIS processing tasks on behalf of staff and clients including map creation, updating and data management.

The key duties involve the training and support of staff who use GIS as well as the management of the GIS data, deployment and infrastructure. The successful candidate should also be capable of working with forestry management colleagues on existing datasets and will possess excellent communication skills and organisational ability.

The successful applicant will be fully trained to undertake this role and will become a key component of the company’s technical support department. The position will require an understanding of GIS principals, preferably with experience in ESRI and QGIS applications. An understanding of forestry practice and a keen interest in IT systems in general is also highly desirable.

We require an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who can work on their own initiative and as part of a professional team. Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications and hold a current valid driving licence.

All applications will be considered for this position based on relevant qualifications and experience.

The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of working for a leading forest management company which offers good job satisfaction and career support. In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes, pension, life assurance, private healthcare and the opportunity for equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff.

Applications should be made in writing (stating current salary), along with CV. Please email: hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 30th May 2018