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Forest or Wildlife Manager

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Forest or Wildlife 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. 

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Salaries in Forestry and Land Scotland for qualified forest or wildlife managers are on pay band 5, which ranges from £28,678 to £30,762 a year. (October 2021)

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 Scottish Forestry, 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

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2021
970
1.3 %
RISE
2026
983

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What Does it Take?

You need to be able to:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Forestry and Land Scotland
Tel: 0131 370 5541
E-mail: enquiries@forestryandland.gov.scot
Website: https://forestryandland.gov.scot/
Twitter: @forestryls
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forestryandlandscotland/

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: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

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

Scottish Forestry
Tel: 0131 370 5250
E-mail: Scottish.Forestry@forestry.gov.uk
Website: https://forestry.gov.scot/
Twitter: @scotforestry

Woodland Trust Scotland
Tel: 01738 635544
E-mail: scotland@woodlandtrust.org.uk
Website: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
Twitter: @WoodlandTrust
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewoodlandtrust

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