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Forestry Manager


Forestry Manager

  • 542514
  • Closing at: Oct 5 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role

Base Location: Argyll, Perth, Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow (Flexible)

Salary: £51,125 - £62,405 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

Role & Responsibility

- We are looking for experienced Forestry Managers, competent in forestry management planning, design and delivery of forestry operations across a given portfolio of projects through the SSEN Transmission network. We are also looking for individuals experienced in managing compensatory planting schemes.

- The role includes the responsibility for devising, co-ordinating and ensuring the successful implementation of SSEN Transmission’s Forestry Project Management Service in order to deliver project programmes on time and within budget.

- This role will include responsibility for forestry management on sites at different stages in the development process. This will include overseeing forestry strategy during the site identification and assessment phase of projects, and working with forestry consultants on the production of forestry reports required for the delivery of land rights, EIAs and planning applications. During the refinement and execution stages, focus will be on overseeing forestry valuation, budgets, works contracts and on-site felling works.

- Stakeholder engagement is an important element of this role, and you will have a wide array of stakeholders, both internal and external, to develop and maintain positive working relationships. These stakeholders include forestry agents, landowners, tenants, forestry contractors and relevant bodies such as Scottish Forestry.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Excellent understanding of UK forestry standard and best practice.

- Excellent understanding and experience in forestry design, felling licence laws, woodland management planning and woodland planting schemes.

- Excellent knowledge of forestry management practice, forestry measurement protocols, valuation processes and forestry operations management and supervision.

- Good experience in devising and managing forestry budgets ideally within energy networks and their structure and governance.

- Qualified to HND or degree level in a relevant discipline with 3 years management experience in forestry.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Stephanie on or 01738 342963.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.




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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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