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Keystone Habitats

Ecological Contracting Operative

£20,000 - £24,000pa depending on experience and certifications, paid overtime, staying away allowance, annual continued professional development budget.

Exciting and diverse conservation landscaping role based near Chipping Sodbury. Keystone is a specialist Ecological Consultancy and Contracting company delivering a diverse range of habitat creation and mitigation schemes focused around biodiversity net gain, protected species conservation and green space enhancement and accessibility on a landscape scale.

Keystone have a permanent full-time position available for an individual at site operative level. Successful applicants for this role will work as part of a team on site carrying out a broad range of land management, habitat creation and wildlife mitigation projects.

You must be a competent and diligent individual prepared to work hard as part of a team in an outdoor environment whilst working in a range of sectors and sites.

In addition to supporting a team in delivering works on time and to specification, candidates will be expected to maintain excellent health & safety and quality standards on site.

Experience operating and maintaining machinery would be advantageous with training offered for an exciting range of in-house and contracted plant.

You would need to live within commuting distance of the Chipping Sodbury area and be prepared to work throughout the UK.

What can Keystone offer you:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and certifications;
  • Paid overtime or traded for Time Off In Lieu;
  • 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays;
  • Staying away allowance in addition to nightly subsistence;
  • Annual CPD budget and progression programme;
  • Quarterly staff appreciation events;
  • Monthly appreciation/reward scheme between staff members;
  • Community incentives and volunteering opportunities;
  • Company pension and sick pay;
  • Access to internal Mental First Aid Qualified staff;
  • Idyllic work location in the Cotswolds.

Typical works include:

  • Habitat creation and management;
  • Tree planting and landscaping;
  • Ecologically specific arboricultural works;
  • Tree / vegetation clearance;
  • Fencing;
  • Wildlife mitigation;

Skills and qualifications:

1. Essential

  • Well-rounded practical experience in an outdoor environment
  • Clean UK driving licence
  • CSCS Card

2. Desirable:

  • Brush-cutter experience
  • Chainsaw CS30/31/38 (or current NPTC equivalent)
  • Trailer towing competency
  • PA1 & PA6 herbicide application
  • Wood-chipper ticket
  • Tractor operations

Please refer to our website for examples of the type of works undertaken.

Please send your CV and covering letter to

Delete Date: 04/04/2023  Location: Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire

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