CJS Online: Arboriculture

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Arboriculture vacancies: working with and for trees, woodland and in forestry, includes tree nursery.


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Senior Arboriculture Officer - Eastleigh Borough Council

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£31,272 a year - salary band 6
37 hours a week
You will oversee the management of EBC owned tree stock including devising and delivering an inspection programme. You will be responding to tree work applications, notifications and planning consultations, and have control of designated budgets. You will be responsible for providing advice to relevant sections of the Council. The role will include arranging and commissioning works as required, including supervising contractors, and liaising with external agencies as required. You will also be managing the Arboriculture Officer, supervising their work plan and ensuring their development.

Experienced Arborist/ Commercial Landscaper - Nimrod Environmental Ltd

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Competitive rates of pay depending on experience.

Core hours 08:00 – 17:00.

Trading for 13 years, Nimrod Environmental is a CHAS Approved and Gold Level Construction Line member operating mainly in Yorkshire but extending Nationwide.

Nimrod specialises in Japanese Knotweed Eradication, tree surgery, commercial landscaping and site clearance works for a wide range of prestigious clients.

We are looking to employ an experienced climbing arborist who can work well with others as part of a friendly and professional team. Daily roles will vary but will include tasks such as tree surgery, commercial maintenance, commercial landscaping and invasive weed management.

Arboriculturist - Wardell Armstrong LLP

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Based at our Stoke on Trent Head Office

Wardell Armstrong is a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy with 12 offices throughout the UK employing approximately 500 staff. At the heart of our business lies a group of outstanding people. Working together with clients, we deliver solutions to often challenging problems in Property & Development, Infrastructure & Utilities and Mining & Minerals.

Forest Creation Manager - National Forest Company

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Nr Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire

Salary range of £35,540 - £40,411 per annum

As the Forest Creation Manager, you will undertake a role with a broad remit to both deliver on forest creation targets, that are in line with our vision and government plans, and to take responsibility for the woodland and habitat management that is so important to enable the environment we’ve created to thrive.

Estate Development Manager - National Forest Company

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Salary range of £35,540 - £40,411 per annum

Nr Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire

We’re now looking for an Estate Development Manager to support the effective management of our 350 hectare estate and ensure it is suitable for future use. As the Estate Development Manager, you will play a vital role in the future of the National Forest as we are aiming to double the 350 hectares of land we currently own over the next five years. Specifically, you will lead the establishment, management and future development of our estate.

Forestry Manager and Assistant Forest Manager - Scottish Woodlands Ltd

Arboricultural Officer - Epping Forest District Council

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Hours 36 per week

You will be responsible for overall management of the Council’s large and varied tree stock located in streets, open spaces and woodlands across the District. Duties will include the day-to-day supervision of a major tree maintenance contract and overseeing the work of contractors associated with this. You will be required to plan and develop tree planting projects and also supervise a member of staff completing this and other basic tree maintenance operations.

Arboricultural Officer - East Devon District Council

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£29,577 - £32,234 per annum

Honiton & Exmouth

Full time

East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.

Forest Manager/ Senior Forest Manager - Scottish Woodlands Ltd

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Due to our increasing activities and expanding work programme in North West Scotland, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Forest Manger/Senior Forest Manager to join our progressive team to service both our existing client base and expanding business. We service this area from our Fort William office.

Reporting directly to the Regional Manager, the role involves all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting. The position includes the requirement to liaise directly with a range of clients, prepare and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.

Countryside/Chainsaw Operative - ES Mitigation & Management Limited

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ES Mitigation & Management, an ecological contractor and part of the ESL Group based in Broadway WR12, are looking for operatives to join our busy, friendly team working on sites throughout the UK. Work will involve both small and large scale vegetation clearance projects (trees and hedge felling), installing all types of ecological fencing, creating and managing a variety of green spaces, and wildlife mitigation services.

Environment Forester, Torlundy - Forestry and Land Scotland

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£28,116 - £30,159, plus benefits

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is an agency of the Scottish Government. We’re looking for enthusiastic, practical, creative people to join the West Region’s Planning and Environment team to help shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land. The Planning and Environment team is involved in all aspects of the Region’s work - woodland management, timber production and road construction, open land and habitat conservation management, peatland restoration, as well as community engagement and supporting public access, and the management of tree pests and diseases. Working closely with others, the team design the forests of the future, works to protect and restore semi-natural habitats and co-ordinates programmes to achieve desired outcomes.

Planning Forester - Forestry and Land Scotland

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Based in Oban or Fort William

£28,116 - £30,159 plus benefits

We’re looking for enthusiastic, practical, creative people to join the West Region team to help shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land. Working with other colleagues and external stakeholders you will facilitate and coordinate the revision and preparation of UKFS compliant plans. These plans will map all future work and programmes and you will engage with others to produce plans that will deliver a wide range of key land management objectives into the future.

Woodland Biodiversity Project Officer - The Small Woods Association

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£26,466 (Full Time Post) 4.5-year fixed term contract

This new role provides a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Small Woods Association woodland management and advisory team. We are looking for an innovative motivated individual who is passionate about woodland biodiversity, with excellent knowledge and experience of woodland habitats and, the principles of biodiversity and woodland ecology and a passion to communicate their role and importance in addressing the biodiversity crisis and the climate emergency.

Forest Liaison Officer - Forestry and Land Scotland

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Based in Oban or Lochgilphead

£28,116 - £30,159 plus benefits

We’re looking for enthusiastic, practical, creative people to join the West Region team to help shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land.

West Region covers mainland Argyll (excluding Cowal), Mull and Lochaber. It is in one of the most wooded areas of Scotland. The landscape is characterised by the spectacular mountain scenery, coastal features, sea and inland lochs and extensive hills.

Maintenance Team Member - Princes Risborough Town Council

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Princes Risborough Town Council is looking for a maintenance team operative. With a love of the outdoors and a passion for ensuring that our parks and town verges are presented in first-class order, you will be practical in nature and be comfortable with the safe use of an array of grounds maintenance tools. You will support in the inspection and maintenance of play areas, litter picking, grass cutting, and fencing/bench repair, along with a variety of vegetation management.

Woodland Officer - Scottish Forestry - Scottish Forestry

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Locations: Dingwall, Dumfries, Battleby, Hamilton, Huntly and Selkirk.

£28,116 - £30,159 plus benefits

Here in Scottish Forestry (SF) we are looking for new members to join our forestry team. Would you like to work in forestry? Want to work in one of our fantastic locations across Scotland? If yes, why not think about joining one of Scottish Forestry’s Conservancy teams? It’s an exciting time to join SF. We are a relatively new executive agency of Scottish Government, which supports the delivery of the Scottish Government’s updated framework for forestry in Scotland, including woodland expansion and the regulation of felling. We want you to become part of our new organisation and help shape the future of forestry in Scotland.