Area Manager

Area Manager (Forestry)

  • Covering Southwest Scotland

  • Office location: Dumfries

  • Monday – Friday / 38.75 hours per week.

  • Salary – Competitive + Benefits

  • Relocation package may be applicable to this role

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us as a key senior member of our Southwest Scotland Regional Team in the role of Area Manager, at a time of unparalleled business growthand opportunity.  You will actively make a positive difference by championing and delivering nature-based solutions to the climate emergency in Scotland.

The Role:

Reporting to the Regional Manager you will lead our skilled team of forestry professionals, ensuring that forests, properties, and contracts are managed in accordance with the client’s objectives, to good silvicultural standards and delivered to agreed targets. Covering Southwest Scotland, as an Area Manager you will effectively develop and deliver new business opportunities as well as foster existing relationships and existing client properties.

About You:

With prior experience in the Forestry or Land based sector, you have sound knowledge of the UK Forestry Standard and UKWAS. Commercial acumen and ability to build and maintain exceptional relationships is crucial within this role as you will interact with key business stakeholders including colleagues, clients and contractors. In addition to this, you’ll have:

  • Degree or Diploma in Forestry, or other land-based subject(s).
  • Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body. (Desirable)
  • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent accreditations such as Manager’s CSCS card or SMSTS competency.
  • Proven people management skills and the ability to motivate & engage teams.
  • Experience of FGS woodland creation applications would be beneficial.
  • Full UK driving licence.


In return, you can look forward to developing a long-term career with one of the industry’s leading employers. In addition to the competitive salary and company car, this position also includes excellent benefits such as:

  • Company provided health plan and life assurance policy.
  • Company sick pay, enhanced with length of service.
  • Company pension, with up to 10% company contributions.
  • 31 days (inclusive of bank holidays) holiday entitlement, enhanced with length of service.
  • Funded learning and career development opportunities.
  • Discounted rate on a range of BSW products.
  • Employee benefits portal with access to exclusive deals and discounts on 100s of high street brands, utilities, eating out and more!
  • Confidential 24/7 support with Wellbeing Hub.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

Interested? Click APPLY to send us your CV and complete our online application form.

Closing Date for Applications:  30th June 2024 

We encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the published closing date should we receive a sufficient amount of applications.

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Tilhill is an Equal Opportunities Employer.