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Johns Associates

Countryside Team Member

Full time, permanent position, working on exciting, innovative environmental and ecological mitigation/ management projects as part of our award-winning team. Based at our offices in Bradford on Avon, this role is largely site-based. Please note that whilst we have substantial local and regional work, our skills can be needed in different locations across the UK on a short-term basis.

Day-to-day tasks include:

  • Carrying out a range of site-based activities, focusing on environmental/ ecological land management and mitigation:
    • vegetation management, felling and chipping
    • management of invasive non-native species
    • installation of reptile and amphibian fencing, bat/ bird boxes, artificial badger setts
    • tree and shrub planting
    • creation and management of new habitats
  • Providing support on environmental surveys
  • Carrying out office-based project tasks (with appropriate support, e.g. maintaining field equipment, PPE and preparing site risk assessments/ method statements)


The candidate

  • Minimum Level 3 Diploma in Land Management, Arboriculture, Horticulture (or equivalent)
  • Highly motivated
  • Experienced in practical land management along with demonstration of safe use of relevant equipment
  • Experience of ecological contracting an advantage
  • Ability to use IT packages (word, excel, email)
  • Qualifications and experience in the safe use of chainsaws, brush-cutters and chippers is essential, with proven practical experience of ecological mitigation/ contracting desirable
  • CSCS card an advantage
  • Good communication and team-working skills essential
  • Hardworking, punctual, willing to learn, flexible and intuitive
  • Good level of physical fitness
  • Full, clean driving licence and use of a vehicle


We offer a competitive salary, contributory pension and package of benefits (after three months), with the opportunity to be involved in a diverse range of interesting and relevant work. Johns Associates offers support to extend your skills and experience through internal and external training and development.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Liz Johns at ljohns@johnsassociates.co.uk

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