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Forest Manager

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Forest managers manage forests and woodlands to make sure that good quality timber is produced for commercial purposes. They also deal with conservation matters and develop facilities for recreation in the forest. They balance the economic and social demands for forest and land use. They are known as beat managers in the Forestry Commission.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries in the Forestry Commission for qualified forest managers are on pay band 5, which ranges from £29,401 to £32,486 a year.

Other organisations can pay up to around £38,000 a year.

In some cases, a house might be provided as part of the job.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

The biggest employer is the Forestry Commission, but you can also find work with a forestry company or private estate, a forestry consultancy or contractor, a local authority, a government agency or a conservation organisation.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
912
3.5 %
RISE
2023
944
  United Kingdom
2018
7589
0.1 %
FALL
2023
7579

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Conservation Volunteers
Tel: 01786 479 697
E-mail: scotland@tcv.org.uk
Website: http://www.tcv.org.uk/scotland
Twitter: @TCVtweets
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheConservationVolunteers

The Conservation Volunteers used to be known as the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.

Forestry Commission Scotland
Tel: 0300 067 6156
E-mail: fcscotland@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/
Twitter: @fcscotland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForestryCommissionScotland/

Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF)
Tel: 0131 240 1425
E-mail: icf@charteredforesters.org
Website: http://www.charteredforesters.org
Twitter: @TheICF
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharteredForesters

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: http://www.lantra.co.uk/scotland
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

National Trust for Scotland (NTS)
Tel: 0131 458 0200
E-mail: information@nts.org.uk
Website: http://www.nts.org.uk
Twitter: @N_T_S
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalTrustforScotland

Woodland Trust Scotland
Tel: 01738 635829
E-mail: scotland@woodlandtrust.org.uk
Website: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
Twitter: @WoodlandTrust
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewoodlandtrust

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