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Forestry Manager

Forestry Manager at The Future Forest Company

Remote, with travel to our sites across Scotland

The Future Forest Company

We are on a mission to remove as much excess CO2 from the atmosphere as we can, in order to avoid the most disastrous effects of global warming and the climate crisis. We’re achieving this by planting forests that are profitable, meaning we can scale up our land holding, plant millions of trees, and grow a climate solution which removes significant amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere. Our tools to do this have expanded from reforestation alone to co-deploying reforestation with biochar and enhanced weathering, two relatively new carbon removal technologies being trialled, potentially increasing the amount of carbon sequestered per hectare by an order of magnitude. We have a plan to reach 50k hectares of land holding, and plant 50 million trees.

About the role

You will be responsible for all aspects of forest establishment. We are constantly buying land which we will get planting permissions and grants for and plant it with mixed native species. Occasionally we will need to fell and sell existing trees before replanting (for example with trees that are diseased, or sometimes conifer plantations). This role will be crucial in:

  • Assessing the suitability of new sites for tree planting
  • Working with third parties such as Nature Scot (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage) and Scottish Woodlands to apply for planting permissions and grants on our new land
  • Organising felling and selling some select trees/forests
  • Overseeing tree planting schemes end to end, from building relationships with nurseries to overseeing contracted planters
  • Tree and forest maintenance
  • Encouraging increased biodiversity in our woodlands by adding artificial nesting sites and housing for invertebrates, mammals and amphibians.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone with 5+ years of forestry experience, and a desire to fight climate change.

You must have:

  • Experience leading forestry projects
  • Relationship management experience
  • Experience applying for planting permission and grants
  • Experience in timber harvesting and selling
  • Experience in managing planting
  • Experience maintenance
  • Driving license

What you get

  • Salary dependent on experience, £30-50k
  • Shares in The Future Forest Company
  • Team building days & company offsites at our land in Scotland
  • The chance to help build a company that is leading the way in the fight against climate change
  • Industry leading pension scheme

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00-£50,000.00 per year


  • Management: 2 years (Preferred)
  • sales: 1 year (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Yes

Job Category: Forestry Manager
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Remote

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