"Over the years we have built a reputation for a quality, personable service with the ability to deliver"

Richard Baker & David Hunt



Our Story

Wessex Woodland Management was formed in August 1987, a few months before Michael Fish’s infamous October storm. At that time we were just two men and a dog, with a rapidly increasing client base and work programme.

Our business has continued to grow organically since then and today we have a team of 13 Foresters and four administrators (together with numerous dogs). Our team is made up of  a variety of old hands and new additions, but together we have a broad range of skills and interests which are more than capable to meet any demands that we may face.

We have been especially lucky to have developed such close relationships with many of our clients, meaning that in many cases we have assumed the role of “Estate” forester, rather than consultant or contractor.


Each of our Foresters has a broad range of skills but also bring with them specialisms in a number of key areas. These include:

In addition to the substantial in house skills at our disposal, we also work with [and fully manage] a large number of long standing specialist contractors as well as most of the major Sawmills and Biomass companies.


We are constantly looking for well qualified and experienced contractors who have a passion for what they do and a dedication to deliver.

Here is a specific role which we are currently looking to fill:

Contract Planters

Between the months of November to April we have to get tens of thousands of trees into the ground. We are looking for planting contractors who can help us to achieve our planting objectives and goals

The appointed contractor must:

  • Be able to drive
  • Have planting experience
  • Have some tree species knowledge
  • Be happy to work in difficult conditions (any weather)



Wessex Woodland Management Ltd is a leading forest & woodland management company based in central southern England. With a focus on providing bespoke quality woodland management covering all aspects of timber harvesting, habitat management and establishment.


To support the company’s continued growth, we are looking for 2 additional forest & woodland managers to work alongside the team.

Focused in and around central southern England the successful candidate is expected to:
• Prepare woodland plans, budgets and estimates.
• Undertake woodland survey works.
• Prepare and manage harvesting operations and a range of forest management contracts to a high standard.
• Submit, deliver and monitor a range of Countryside Stewardship grant contracts.
• Submit planting grant applications, and to plan and manage establishment sites.
• Communicate effectively with clients, contractors and customers.
• Manage on site health & safety.
• Manage People.

The role requires a self-motivated team member who can work both independently or as part of a team.

Experience: We will consider applications from candidates with transferable skills from within the land management sector or Forestry graduates, as well as those with existing forestry & woodland management experience. Working towards ICF qualification if possible.

Working hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, or as required to fulfil the role.

Salary: Competitive Salary + bonuses.

Company commercial vehicle and Pension.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent


To apply, please email your CV to info@wessexwoodland.com

Tel: 01488 685007  | E-mail: info@wessexwoodland.com
Web: www.wessexwoodland.com |    Closing Date: Monday 26th June 2023

If you are interested in finding out more on this specific role or just job opportunities in general, then please feel free to contact us using the link below.

David and the Team