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Forestry Works Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Landmarc Support Services are currently looking to recruit a Forestry Works Manager to join the team at Longmoor Camp in Liss, Hampshire. Working as part of the South East and East Region Rural Teams, this person will be managing contracts for timber harvesting, site restoration, preparation and restocking, the establishment of new plantations, tree safety works and ash dieback operations.

Main Responsibility

  • Assist in the delivery of deliver the NEC3 / NEC4 process to procure and manage contracts for the delivery of a range of forestry tasks including harvesting, reinstatement, restocking, tree planting and woodland creation
  • Supervise forestry workers and contractors in the field regarding compliance with statutory, mandatory and contractual obligations; communicating with main contractors and subcontracting companies. Take corrective action or provide advice as appropriate
  • Ensure forest operations are carried out to professional health and safety standards, discharging the duty of care in all respects, carry out Pre-commencement meetings, site visits and keep accurate records
  • Provide support regarding tree safety, tree hazard assessment and the ash dieback programme
  • Undertake Operational Site Assessment and Risk Assessment to minimise risks of forestry operations on safety and the historic and natural environment.
  • Add value to the Additional Works Team, contributing to audit, collaborative meetings
  • Keep up to date with changes in legislation and other developments in the industry. A good knowledge of FISA guidance, Forestry Commission Practice Notes and other industry standards is vital
  • Maintain, good forest practice within Landmarc and supply chain
  • Provide HO Forestry & Arboriculture Adviser with region-specific input in the planning and implementation of annual work programmes and ensure the effective use of resources to meet the current objectives of the forest area

The Ideal Candidate


You will ideally have two years of working knowledge of the Forest Works Manager role in an operational context

Demonstrate an understanding of the main forestry operations and the controls needed to protect people and the environment

Working knowledge of preparing and delivering UK Forestry Standard compliant woodland management plans

Have experience working in team situations and demonstrate an ability to effectively manage people and cope with challenging situations to get the best results for all concerned

Be proficient in using Microsoft Office packages and GIS

FdSc in Forestry or Woodland Management, BSc in Forestry or Woodland Management

Membership of, or working to membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF)

Off road driving

Professional tree inspection

Vet Tree Consultant / Contractor


Package Description

Landmarc will provide you with a competitive salary; in addition to this, we also offer the following main benefits, amongst many others:


Landmarc offers all employees an opportunity to join our company stakeholder pension scheme, whereby the company will contribute up to 8% of the employee’s salary.


Employees are entitled to 25 days’ pro rata during each year of employment plus public holidays. Three extra discretionary days added to our annual leave allowances at Christmas.

Annual leave allowance will increase in recognition of your continued service.

Holiday purchase – purchase up to 10 more days’ holiday to use throughout the year.

Other benefits

Edenred – employee savings scheme

Annual salary review, in consultation with the recognised Trade Unions

Life assurance insured for three times your annual salary, to help the loved ones

Reimbursement of professional fees and on-going training

Health Cash Plan – All employees can join. You can also add up to four children under the age of 24 to your policy

Family friendly policy

Sick pay - After 6 months of service 


* Application updates may be sent to you via email, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please note some emails may arrive in your junk mail folder


About the Company

Landmarc provides the support services that enable Armed Forces from around the world to prepare for frontline military operations across the UK Defence Training Estate (DTE). This includes maintaining and delivering safe and sustainable infrastructure, managing and operating training areas and ranges and delivering multi-million pound projects to improve vital training assets.


By joining Landmarc you will be supporting our vision to provide the best training experience we can for our Armed Forces. We are the first and only Special Purpose Vehicle to be contracted by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as their Industry Partner on the UK Defence Training Estate and the only company that is solely dedicated to the UK DTE, delivering essential support services since 2003.

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