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Are you looking to continue to grow and develop your career within forestry and land management? Would you like to work regularly in the outdoors where no two days are the same? If so, we may have the right opportunity for you!

Our East Region spans from Fife to Moray and is currently looking for five Forest Management and Stewardship Foresters and four Forest Management and Stewardship Worksite Supervisors.

These roles will play a crucial role in establishing new and productive forests and with maximising their carbon capture, biodiversity and community value. We need our workforce to be as diverse as our forests and we welcome applications from aspiring and experienced foresters and land managers as well as from individuals with transferable knowledge in customer, people, contract and natural resource management. We are also as passionate about growing our people as we are about growing our forests.

Main duties

As a Forest Management and Stewardship Forester you’ll be given the responsibility and autonomy for planning and managing all Stewardship and Forest Management operations within your beat working closely with colleagues across the region to help us deliver our ambitious programmes. You’ll have broad responsibilities from leading and supporting your beat team, checking in with contractors on an active site to meeting with other managers to plan effective planting programmes – this is a varied role with a real opportunity to contribute to planning and creating sustainable forests for the future.

You can find out more information on the role here.

As a Forest Management and Stewardship Worksite Supervisor you’ll play a key role in supervising our on the ground operation. From Surveying planting sites to managing naturally regenerating trees – this is a varied role with an opportunity to spend most of your time outside working with our teams. You’ll need a good eye for detail to ensure that records and documentation are kept up to date and accurate. Most importantly a big part of your role will be working with colleagues to ensure health, safety and environmental standards are at the forefront of our work.

You can find out more information on the role here.

No matter which role, if successful we want to continue to work on your development and help you achieve membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF). Once you’ve settled in we’ll work with you and our Learning and development team to ensure you have access to the right training and development opportunities to help you to continue to develop. We offer an extensive range of in-house workshops and online courses and we’ll offer financial support towards completing external courses and qualifications and memberships for the right candidate.

Where you'll be based

The main offices in the region are located at our hubs in Huntly, Durris and Dunkeld. Working within East Region allows you to see some of the beautiful forests that Scotland has to offer, Roseisle, Culbin and Faskally to name a few.

Out with work, you’re a stone’s throw away from some fantastic recreation spots for your free time. There’s various coastal towns that are perfect for wild swimming or dolphin spotting and historic sites to visit such as Balmoral Castle.

You can find out more information about where we live and work.

Testimonials

Below is a testimonial from one of our colleagues in East Region:

Oliver Whyte, FM and Stewardship Worksite Supervisor

“I joined FLS a year ago as a Forest Management and Stewardship Worksite Supervisor. Primarily I am involved with restock activities and site supervision of our contractors. FLS and the fantastic colleagues I work with, have provided me with the training, advice and reassurance, that I need to carry out my role safely and efficiently and in line with industry best practice. My role is very varied and no two days are the same, I get to work in stunning locations alongside passionate FLS staff and contractors. I take great pride in seeing a job/site through from beginning to end and the satisfaction that you gain from knowing you played your part in the safe and timely delivery of it.“

 

 Further information

We’re interested in hearing from candidates from all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from females as they’re currently under-represented in our organisation and the wider forestry sector.

We understand that changing your role or workplace can be a big decision to make, with many aspects to consider. In addition to generous pay, holidays and a pension package we also offer:

  • Genuine consideration of flexible working options, such as compressed hours and a mixture of virtual, home and remote working;
  • Flexi-time with the ability to accrue and take off up to 2 days per period (in addition to your holiday allowance);
  • An environment that supports work/life balance for everyone in the team;
  • Opportunity to pursue continued professional development.

Whatever your circumstances, if you think you would be the right fit for our team and you meet the essential criteria for the role, we encourage and welcome your application.

For more information on the application process, please visit the Candidate Information section.