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Lead Forestry Manager

The Opportunity: Keen to harness your forestry expertise and lead the sustainable management of a number of prestigious forestry estates? The Lead Forestry Manager is an exciting role for a seasoned forester, leveraging your in-depth skills and expertise, making valuable contributions to the team and wider business growth. Operating from our client's base in Central England, you will be part of a supportive and professional team that fosters collaboration and encourages the exchange of knowledge within the team. A natural leader you will be confident in making decisions whilst positively engaging and inspiring a team. A fantastic role for a forestry professional looking to make a significant impact on the business and our environment.

The Company: A reputable horticultural and forestry business, offering a variety of consultancy services tailored to the sector, along with bespoke woodland and garden design and management advice. At the heart of the business is a commitment to sustainability and natural capital, which runs deep through everyday practices.

Role Responsibilities:

  • To manage forestry estates and woodlands projects for clients, ensuring the delivery of exceptional services always striving to exceed expectations
  • To build and sustain strong client relationships by understanding their needs and providing expert advice
  • To assess project requirements, prepare cost estimates and secure relevant permissions for contracts
  • To develop management plans and secure eligible grant aid funding
  • To oversee the day-to-day management of the woodlands
  • To develop the forestry division, identifying opportunities for business growth e.g. agroforestry
  • To provide leadership and support to the team, fostering continual growth and knowledge exchange

Skills you will need:


  • Proven experience and success in a forestry management position
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of forestry management including grants, markets and sales
  • Experience in securing permission and managing contracts, in compliance with industry regulations
  • Chartered membership of CIEEM (or working towards) and an experienced ICF member
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to build relationship effectively
  • The ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences
  • Excellent leadership and people skills
  • A decision maker, with strong problem solving skills
  • The capacity to work autonomously and collaboratively to achieve positive outcomes
  • A commitment to environmental conservation and the promotion of sustainable practices
  • A UK driving licence with the desire to travel to clients sites

Remuneration: A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with candidate's experience, to include company vehicle, enhanced pension scheme, professional development and access to discounted holiday houses.

Are you interested? If you are interested in this role and would like to know more about it, please contact Joe on the details below.

Sector: Forestry
Role: Lead Forestry Manager
Location: Central England
Job Ref: CR 1887

Contact: Joe Black
07595 466353

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