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Keystone Habitats

Ecological Contractor / Operative up to Landscaping Supervisor

£21,000 - £27,000pa 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.

Keystone have a number of a permanent full-time positions available from ground working operative to site supervisor level. Successful applicants will assist and be responsible for 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 and/or lead a team in an outdoor environment whilst working in a range of sectors and sites.

In addition to motivating a team to deliver works on time and budget, candidates will be expected to maintain health & safety and quality standards on site including completing associated site records.

Experience operating and maintaining machinery would be advantageous with training offered for a range of in-house 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;
  • Tree / vegetation clearance;
  • Fencing;
  • Wildlife mitigation;

Skills and qualifications:


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


  • Brush-cutter experience
  • Chainsaw CS30/31/38
  • Trailer towing licence
  • 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

Closing Date: 01/07/2022  Location: Chipping Sodbury

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