Vacancy: Forester Position

Green Belt limited is looking for a full-time forest manager in the Mid-West of Ireland.

Green Belt is Ireland’s largest private forestry group. Headquartered in Virginia, County Cavan since the foundation of the company in 1982, Green Belt has established more than 400,000 acres of forestry for over 10,000 clients nationally.

Clients include private land owners, farmers, High net worth individuals and international corporations.


The Role

As we already have a nationwide network of forest managers in place the successful candidate will be expected to integrate with the present workforce and establish their own client list to build upon the existing database. Ecology support will be available from the applications team Ecologist.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Afforestation applications, Planning reforestation sites, Felling licences, woodland improvement applications, Ash dieback RUS applications and Native Woodland Scheme applications.
  • Site Inspection and management of work crews
  • Advising owners on best forest practice and maximising financial returns
  • Maintaining inventory and financial data on bespoke management systems
  • Working with ecologists, completing environmental reports
  • Maintaining industry standards on health and safety and Forest Management Certification



  • A recognised qualification in forestry at level 7/8 on the QQI Framework of qualifications or equivalent
  • Competence in GIS
  • A strong appreciation of commercial forestry
  • Motivated and highly organised, agile and adaptable to change
  • An ability to work on own initiative and multitask
  • Excellent planning and project management abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Full driving licence
  • Excellent IT skills



  • A knowledge of all Forest Service forestry schemes
  • A knowledge of all paperwork associated with the Department for Landowners
  • A knowledge or experience of forest management and establishment
  • Previous sales experience



Salary commensurate with experience, plus phone, laptop and transport.

If you are interested in a challenging career with development opportunities in an expanding industry, as part of an experienced team, please submit your cover letter and your C.V to Recruitment, Green Belt ltd, Main Street, Virginia, Co. Cavan or by email to [email protected]


Note: Closing date for receipt of CV and applications is Friday 30th July 2021 at 5pm