Operations Manager UK
Tree Tents International
UK Operations Manager
Forres, Scotland / Lewes, Sussex
‘What I think is fantastic about the Tree Tent is the mix of very high-end engineering and simple traditional craftsmanship that come together and feel so appropriate for a 21st century tent in a tree. It’s an incredible piece of design’
George Clark, Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces
With a passion for innovative engineering, traditional craftsmanship and sustainable materials, Tree Tents International focuses on making truly revolutionary camping and wilderness experiences. With a mix of commercial and private clients and site owners, Tree Tents create award-winning glamping structures that inspire a closer connection to our natural world. With years of design and rigorous testing, Tree Tents create one-of-a-kind experiences that stand the test of time. It is a values-led organisation, committed to delivering sustainable structures for people and planet with tents perched high up in the trees, private garden dining pods and campsite accommodation.
Tree Tents will be relocating their manufacturing facility from Sussex, England to an Estate in Moray, near Forres, which will provide the opportunity to work amongst some of Scotland’s most beautiful nature. The new UK Operations Manager will play a pivotal role in its success.
The UK Operations Manager will embody the passions and ambitions of Tree Tents’ mission and growth. The successful candidate will work with and identify local partners and suppliers in Scotland, while also working to make the most of the international potential and commercial growth of Tree Tents. They will oversee the supply and assembly of finishing and materials for projects, improve procurement and eventually oversee transition to the new location in early 2023.
As the relocation of the manufacturing facility is in the early stages, there will be initial need to travel to the Sussex base from time to time to understand the suite of structures by working with the design team and the production team.
The right individual will have a background in the engineered timber industry and be a strong operations professional. They will embody a passion for unique living, sustainability, and nature, together with applying world-class manufacturing techniques. They will have experience working with supply chains and procurement as well as being an effective co-ordinator and delegator. This exciting role provides unequivocal potential to progress in a fast-paced start-up environment with strong potential for board appointment, equity participation and vast career growth within a few years.
Please note that this role will initially be split between the workshop at Bridge Farm near Lewes, Sussex, and Forres in Moray until the manufacturing unit is fully established in Scotland in early 2023.
If you would like an opportunity to work with an innovative organisation like Tree Tents, please get in touch with Kate Kennedy or Nigel Fortnum on 0141 212 7555.