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.

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Job Vacancy

Posted on: 12/6/18

Human Resources Advisor – Edinburgh

We are looking for a confident and experienced full-time HR Advisor to join our busy HR team reporting directly to the HR Manager. The HR Advisor will provide a professional HR service to all staff and managers across Scottish Woodlands Ltd, advising on all matters associated with the employee lifecycle and will support the HR Manager in delivering a first-class HR service which promotes a high-performing culture in line with company objectives and behaviours.

Key responsibilities include:-

  • Provision of timely advice on all employee relations matters to achieve business focussed solutions, ensuring a visible presence in regional offices and liaising with HR Manager on any complex matters.
  • Fully participating in disciplinary/grievance/absence management meetings and appeals as well as co-ordination of all invite and outcome letters
  • Supporting the HR Manager with redundancy management in line with current legislation and best practice
  • Supporting the HR Manager on start to end recruitment process by providing a professional, comprehensive service including participating in recruitment interviews and the management of all recruitment paperwork.
  • Co-ordination and administration of external and internal training programmes including the participation in delivery of HR training sessions to develop Managers in effective people related matters. Management of training records
  • Co-ordination and roll-out of the Scottish Woodlands Ltd Annual Appraisal Process.
  • Administer Benefit in Kind schemes, such as Childcare Voucher Scheme/TFC, Cycle to work, Group Income Protection, Private Medical Insurance, EAP, Life Assurance schemes and Fleet Management
  • Produce accurate and up to date monthly management information/KPI’s on workforce management.
  • Work with staff and management where necessary when occupation health services are required.
  • Maintain the company’s electronic HR system and paper personnel files.
  • Ensure all payroll data is electronically forwarded to the Management Accountant and provide back-up for payroll processing when required.
  • Other ad-hoc HR administration as required.
  • Participate in HR projects as directed by the HR Manager.
  • Deputise for the HR Manager when required.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that is confident in their ability, a forward thinking and a robust communicator who can get the job done. The ideal candidate will be CIPD qualified or equivalent or working towards it, with experience of working within a fast-paced environment with proven HR generalist experience in a similar capacity. Candidates will be IT literate (proficient in MS Word and Excel) and have experience of using PeopleHR or other HR software packages. Candidates will have excellent organisational skills and will be able to organise and prioritise a heavy administrative workload. The successful candidate will own high levels of interpersonal skills and will have the ability to build and develop strong working relationships. Candidates must also be able to work to tight deadlines and be able to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail. Applicants must hold a current valid driving licence.

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.

Candidates should submit their CV and covering letter to hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

Closing date: Friday 25th June 2018

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 7/6/18

Forest Manager – Central Scotland

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Forest Manager to become part of our progressive team operating throughout Central Scotland from our Sandpiper Office in Perth.

This post offers 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. This role will require implementing commercially sound strategic plans to meet our client’s goals. The role involves 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 our expanding team. Candidates will have a minimum of 2 years operational experience and have a good understanding of the Scottish Grant Scheme. Along with the relevant academic qualifications, candidates will be highly organised with excellent communication skills, be IT literate and have a sound knowledge of silviculture. Applicants will hold a current valid driving licence.

In addition, applicant should have a good working knowledge and understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management. Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or progressing towards attaining chartered status would be beneficial.

In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes pension, life assurance, private healthcare, company vehicle 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 to hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

Closing date: Wednesday 27th June 2018

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 7/6/18

Forest Manager – North Scotland

Due to our increasing activities and expanding work programme in North East Scotland, an exciting opportunity 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 Fochabers 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 a minimum of 2 years’ operational experience and have a good understanding of the Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme. Candidates should be Chartered or working toward Chartered status.

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.

In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes pension, life assurance, private healthcare, company vehicle 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 to hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

Closing date: Wednesday 27th June 2018

Job Vacancy

Posted on: 7/6/18

Harvesting Manager – South Scotland

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with relevant harvesting and marketing experience to join our existing team in South Scotland. The key duties would involve working closely with our existing clients and customers and development of new business.

Based from our Newtown St. Boswells Office, the successful applicant, would 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.

An in depth understanding of timber marketing, standing sale assessment, site planning, harvesting systems and working with contractors is essential. Candidates should also be capable of working with Forest Management colleagues on existing client properties and possess excellent communication and organisational ability.

Applicants should have relevant academic qualifications and a current driving licence. A competitive salary and renumeration 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 Forestry 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, company vehicle 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 to hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.

Closing date: Wednesday 27th June 2018