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: 04/12/2017

Contract Manager

Roddinglaw, Edinburgh

We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Contract Manager to assist the Head of Division in both maintenance and implementation of contracts work based at our Roddinglaw office in Edinburgh.

Principal duties will include:

  • Effectively manage and supervise trades staff and contract labour including day-to-day planning, performance and allocation of work and for ordering and arranging a timely delivery of plant and materials; checking the quality of work and ensuring appropriate finished standards are achieved within allocated budgets.
  • Manage the specification of work including the determination of job content, labour and material requirements for both maintenance and subcontract works.
  • Manage allocated budgets taking account of relevant priorities. To authorise expenditure in accordance with agreed limits and Estates Services.
  • Responsible for the effective assessment of priority of responsive maintenance work, together with regular reporting on maintenance issues.
  • Ensuring Health & Safety standards are observed in both direct labour and external contractors.
  • Assist in the preparation and upkeep of all maintenance records, statutory reports and other data relating to property condition.
  • Investigate maintenance problems and defects and to initiate and prioritise remedial work.
  • Work with Customer Care team to ensure issues are resolved quickly and satisfactorily.
  • Assist in the operation and development of the maintenance management software systems and to ensure that information feedback is accurate, complete and delivered within agreed timescales.
  • Liaise with relevant colleagues providing good communications on maintenance matters and to ensure that they are appropriately informed and advised of maintenance and minor improvement works.
  • Develop work with both new and existing clients, increasing the value of the Landscaping Portfolio.
  • Client Management – Meet clients, including Site Managers, to discuss proposed work programmes and ensure they are safely and successfully carried out. Liaise with statutory bodies/consultees/architects as required.
  • Develop contractor base, using both contractors who are currently engaged by Scottish Woodlands Ltd and assessing the quality of new contractors.
  • Responsible for regular production of invoices relating to own works and ensuring invoices are paid timeously.

Candidates must be proficient in MS Word and Excel and have excellent communication and organisation skills. Previous experience in facilities management with particular emphasis on new build development is desirable. The successful candidate will be professional and confident in approach, be self-motivated and must be able to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail. Experience in a similar environment is preferred, however training may be given to the right candidate. 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, along with a copy of your C.V. stating current salary to: hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

Closing date: 18th December 2017

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 14/12/2017

Forest Managers & Graduates

South West Scotland

We have excellent opportunities for both experienced Forest Managers and Forestry Graduates to become part of our progressive team operating throughout the Southwest of Scotland from our premises in Castle Douglas.

These posts offer an opportunity to work in a region of the UK where there is a vibrant commercial forestry sector with a variety of woodland management responsibilities on mixed estates and larger forest properties. These roles will require implementing commercially sound strategic plans to meet our client’s goals.

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

Applicants must be professional, self-motivated and be capable of working on their own and as part of a team. Candidates should have relevant qualifications, be highly organised with excellent communication skills, be IT literate and have a sound knowledge of silviculture. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be beneficial. A current driving licence is 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, along with a copy of your C.V. stating current salary to: hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

Closing date: 8th January 2017