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: 07/03/2017

Central and South Scotland

Assistant Forest Managers

We require enthusiastic individuals with drive and ambition to join our team in Central and South Scotland. These roles will involve all aspects of woodland management from planning through to harvesting and contracting activities.

We are seeking applications from Graduates and less experienced individuals both with Forestry qualifications and from other disciplines who wish to embark on a career in Forestry within the Scottish Woodlands Group. Applicants must be:

  • professional and commercial in approach
  • self-motivated and capable of working on their own and as part of a team
  • highly organised with excellent communication skills
  • IT literate

Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be beneficial. A current driving licence is also essential.

In return, together with personal and career development opportunities, Scottish Woodlands offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes a company car, 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/salary expectation), along with CV. Please confirm the position you are applying for. Please email: HR@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Friday 31st March 2017

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 27/02/2017

North Scotland Region

Senior Harvesting and Marketing Manager

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a minimum of 5 years’ timber harvesting and marketing experience to join our team in North Scotland.

The key duties involve working closely with our Timber Marketing Director and Regional Managers, existing clients and markets and the development and promotion of our services throughout the region.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the company’s growing harvesting activity in this area and must be able to demonstrate both operational experience and excellent working knowledge of harvesting processes. Proven experience of site planning, contract supervision and working with contractors is a pre-requisite of this role. Candidates will also be capable of working with Forestry Management colleagues on existing client properties and possess excellent communication skills and organisational ability.

A competitive salary and remuneration package is on offer to the right individual. Scottish Woodlands has a unique employee equity structure and the successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of working for a leading forest management company which offers good job satisfaction and career support.

Applications should be made in writing (stating current salary), along with CV. Please confirm the position you are applying for. Please email: HR@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Friday 31st March 2017

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 27/02/2017

North Scotland Region

Harvesting Manager

We require an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with timber harvesting experience to join our team in North Scotland.

The key duties involve working closely with our existing clients and the development of new business within the area.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the company’s growing harvesting activity in this area and should have both operational experience and a good working knowledge of harvesting processes. Experience of site planning, contract supervision and working with contractors is essential.

The candidates should also be capable of working with Forestry Management colleagues on existing client properties and possess excellent communication skills and organisational ability.

Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications and a current driving licence. A competitive salary and remuneration package is on offer to the right individual. Scottish Woodlands has a unique employee equity structure and the successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of working for a leading forest management company which offers good job satisfaction and career support.

Applications should be made in writing (stating current salary), along with CV. Please confirm the position you are applying for. Please email: HR@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Friday 31st March 2017

Job Vacancies

Posted on: 15/02/2017

Mid-Year Student Placements 2017 – Think BIG!

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.

Originally established as a cooperative our history can be traced back two decades to become a major player in the British forestry and timber industry, delivering over 1,000,000 tonnes of timber per annum into UK sawmills, and planting in excess of 25% of private sector new woodland expansion.

Our business is largely employee owned, and this encourages staff dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. We like to offer a level of service to each client which is both flexible and personal. The enthusiasm of the staff is backed by an integrated management system accredited to ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001.

Scottish Woodlands provides its employees with a work environment which is both challenging and stimulating, allowing individuals to use their own initiative and enthusiasm to steer their own careers towards their chosen specialism, be that Forest Management, Timber Harvesting, Utilities Arboriculture.

At the same time the close-knit structure of the business allows for local and national mentoring of staff and opportunities for mid-year placements and graduates to move around the company and business streams to build their knowledge and to “find their place”.

Applications are welcome now and assessment/interviews will be carried out in March 2017 with 12 month placements commencing in summer 2017.

Mid-Year student placements will be paid positions with a competitive salary, company vehicle and other employee benefits being provided.

If you would like to be considered, please email your CV and covering letter why you would be a suitable candidate to HR@scottishwoodlands.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Mhairi Calder, HR Co-ordinator for more information.

Scottish Woodlands Ltd provides a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services. We are client and customer focused and operate to the highest standards of safety and environmental awareness.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Wednesday 1st March 2017