Senior Forestry Investment Manager

Employer
Scottish Woodlands Ltd
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
Attractive Salary & Benefits Package
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Sector
Land, Property
Salary Band
Annual
Contract Type
Permanent
Specialism
Land Surveying, Property Management, Rural
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Senior Forestry Investment Manager

Due to continued expansion of our business, we currently have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Forestry Investment Manager to join our existing Investment and Business Development team. The position will be based in Perth however the successful candidate will operate throughout the UK.

Along with the very compelling investment drivers for UK forestry, the devolved nations are striving towards achieving net zero carbon by 2045/2050, bolstered by agreements at COP26, resulting in a significant increase in the interest in existing forestry and afforestation. As a result, we are playing a major role in securing new land and forest opportunities throughout the UK for a wide range of clients.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

  • A relevant academic qualification at degree level or similar
  • Demonstrable organisation and task management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on attention to detail
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • A high level of IT literacy skills, especially in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Demonstrable experience with ArcGIS or QGIS
  • Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters would be preferred
  • As this role will involve frequent travel, a current full driving licence is also essential

To be successful in this role you will have at least 5 years of post-qualification experience within the forest industry or be able to demonstrate the same level of experience. Those with other relevant rural backgrounds may also be considered but must have a demonstrable working knowledge of forestry and the forest industry and current experience in this field.

You must be professional, self-motivated and capable of working on your own as well as within part of our expanding team. You will have clear operational experience in a role at a similar level within the industry, where you have been responsible in forestry investment and business development tasks or for the management of commercial forestry assets including woodland creation, forest/estate management and forest planning.

You should also have previous experience engaging with landowners and providing advice based on your breadth of knowledge and in-depth understanding of the industry especially Forestry Grant Schemes. Ideally, you should have a good working knowledge and understanding of site planning, working with contractors and site safety management.

The Company

Scottish Woodlands is at the forefront of forestry investment, management and timber harvesting services in the UK. Through works on existing managed properties and for investors on newly acquired land we are carrying out over 30% of all new woodland creation in UK. The investment team have been involved in the purchase and placing of over £170m of forestry assets in the past 2 years.

In a wider context the Company has 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.

Employment Remuneration Package

Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes pension scheme, life assurance, private health care, company vehicle and the opportunity for equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants will also be given excellent personal and career development opportunities and will be part of a highly professional and motivated team. 

For more information on working with Scottish Woodlands or for details of information gathered during our recruitment process, please see our Job Applicant Privacy Notice on the careers section of our Webpage at: - www.scottishwoodlands.co.uk

If you wish to discuss this position in complete confidence, please contact our Investment Director David Robertson at david.robertson@scottishwoodlands.co.uk

Applications should be made through our online applicant tracking system. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a Cover Letter and CV as well as relevant qualification certificates

Closing date:  8th December 2021

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