Forest Manager

GreenGold Group

£35,500 - £45,200 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 29th July 2022  


Location: Flexible within Scotland (requirement to travel)
Hours: Full time
Salary: £35,500 – £45,200 dependent upon experience (plus benefits and company car)

About Us:

GreenGold Timberlands 1 Ltd (GGT1) ( is a Scottish based forest investment company owned by the Sweden-based GreenGold Group ( Our mission is to provide a value preserving and green investment through sustainable, long-term and profitable forest ownership that delivers predictable risk-adjusted returns over time.

We have a long track record of forest investments in Scotland and across Europe and are the only forest investment group in Europe with fully integrated forest management in the business, giving us an edge in producing secure long term returns for our investors.

Our team consists of the best forest professionals in Europe with an entrepreneurial spirit. We are at heart foresters who love our forests and delivering exceptional results to our owners.

GreenGold is present in 7 EU countries and is in the process of growing its asset base. We are looking to develop the forests we own in Scotland while still aiming to continue growing in the UK, with focus on Scotland, and are therefore looking for a new colleague who is ready to be challenged and to be part of our team.

Role Objective

We are looking for a Forest Manager, who will be responsible for the practical management of our forests. As we are continually growing, the Forest Manager will have to deal with a constantly moving target and be happy to use their entrepreneurial skills in order to deliver the set budgets and returns, as well as to manage our forests to the highest standard.

The Forest Manager will report to the Director of GGT1.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring our forests are run effectively and efficiently, while ensuring best practices for sustainable forest management, environmental protection, and health and safety standards are being followed at all times
  • Help us find greater business use of our forests where relevant, including renewables development opportunities
  • Procure and monitor harvesting services looking to deliver optimal cash returns from our forests
  • Tender and monitor our wood sales
  • Procure and monitor other services such as e.g., soil preparation and planting, looking to ensure optimal quality of service at the right cost
  • Always look to think out of the box in order to find better optimization of the value and processes in our forest management
  • Will cover the whole of Scotland and will have to visit our forests regularly

Required Skills and Experience

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is driven, proactive, able to work autonomously and shows initiative with the desire to add value
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment and is able to work on several tasks at the same time with tight deadlines
  • Is social and able to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural setting
  • Has an Entrepreneurial mindset

In addition to this, you’ll have:

  • Relevant academic qualifications/be Forestry qualified
  • Operational experience
  • A professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or other relevant professional body is desirable
  • Relevant experience of forest management including contractor management
  • Good knowledge of the UK Forestry Standard and UKWAS
  • Experience of timber marketing
  • Strong client relationship management experience
  • Experience in managing contractors
  • Competent in GIS and Excel
  • Happy to travel regularly and holds a valid full UK Driver’s Licence

GreenGold is owned by a couple of hundred shareholders around Europe including many of the team members in the organisation. The Forest Manager will also be given the opportunity to invest in GreenGold Group as an additional benefit.

GreenGold is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. We are dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture among all our employees.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit your Cover Letter and CV to Anna Henn - [email protected]

For more information regarding the role, please contact Carl Kling, Director GGT1 - +46 70 20 14 758 / [email protected]

Closing Date: 29th July at 23:55  

Please note, successful candidates will be subject to a Background Check and Personality Profiling.