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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Forester - Abbeystead Estate

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Abbeystead Estate in the Trough of Bowland, Lancashire forms part of the Grosvenor Estate. Its remoteness and rolling hills justify its title as an area of outstanding natural beauty, it also includes a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Abbeystead Estate as a Forester working as part of a team to manage the Estate’s trees and woodlands. The post holder will report to the Deputy Head of Forestry. The position requires a practical and motivated person with the ability to work effectively in a small team, communicating clearly and effectively.

Environmental Apprentices and Woodland Trainee - Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

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Passionate about the environment? Start your career as an Environmental Apprentice or Woodland Trainee and get paid to work and train with organisations in the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria or Nidderdale.

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) has exciting opportunities for young people with a love of the outdoors and a passion for the environment. We are recruiting for four new Environmental Apprentices and one Woodland Trainee to work with employers in the Yorkshire Dales, south Cumbria and Nidderdale, where you will gain hands-on work experience and training alongside experienced staff.

Countryside Operative - M Watts Countryside Contracting Ltd

Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

Full time position.

We're looking for operatives to join our team based in North Somerset delivering woodland and countryside services.

Applicants must be fit, hard working, motivated and with a desire to deliver top quality workmanship within a team environment in a safe and efficient manner. Tasks include agricultural/forestry/equine fencing, small scale forestry operations, woodland establishment and maintenance, vegetation maintenance and public rights of way works.

Ranger - Crowborough Town Council

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Part Time – 4 days per week

(34 hours per week summer working / 28 hours per week winter working)

£22,627 - £24,932 (SCP 13-18) pro rata

Crowborough Town Council is currently recruiting for an energetic and enthusiastic Ranger to manage and maintain the town council’s nature reserves, amenity areas and natural green spaces for biodiversity and the benefit of residents and visitors to the town. This diverse role includes woodland management, tree surveying, control of invasive species, exploring grant opportunities, and engaging with community groups and schools.

Forestry Supervisor (part-time) - Morton Hall Estate


The Morton Hall Estate in north Nottinghamshire contains 75 ha of prize winning mixed woodlands. These are managed commercially to meet multiple objectives including timber production, biodiversity and amenity using a Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) approach. Annual forestry operations are expected to break even or show a small surplus.

The existing supervisor is retiring at the end of March 2021 after several decades of overseeing woodland management at Morton. We are looking to appoint an experienced individual to take over this position on a part-time basis.

Assistant Tree Nursery Manager - Heart of England Forest

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Working with the Tree Nursery Manager you will be responsible for planning and designing the nursery from inception to delivery to include designing SEND employment opportunities within a social enterprise, and for managerial functions including hiring and training staff, and liaising with customers.

Estate Supervisor - Malvern Hills Trust

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(Temporary Full Time Post, 1 Year)

MHT have a vacancy to join our dedicated estate management team.

The post involves a wide range of practical conservation and estate management work, with particular focus on public access and furniture maintenance, tree management, building maintenance, and supervision of staff and contractors. The works are undertaken across 1200 hectares of the Malvern Hills and Commons.

Activity Leader - Tir Coed

2 year fixed term contract / 17.5 hours per week

£21000 pro rata

Elan Valley, Powys

Tir Coed is a charity that engages people through outdoor learning in order to improve their wellbeing and meet longer-term goals for education, employment or volunteering. We are seeking an enthusiastic and engaging person to provide accredited training, practical learning opportunities, volunteering and wellbeing activities to a wide range of people.

Forestry Intern - Heart of England Forest

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This training role is ideally suited for someone starting or changing to a career in forestry, passionate about landscape scale conservation, and happy working outdoors in all weathers. This is a unique role which will give the successful candidate an opportunity to grow and shape England’s largest new native broadleaf woodland, whilst gaining practical experience on the job.

Landscaping Contracts Manager - Tilhill Forestry

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Southern England - Alton, Hampshire

Tilhill has a vacancy within our Southern England Region for a Landscaping Contracts Manager. This is a key role responsible for delivering a high-quality landscaping contracting service. This includes management of large scale landscaping projects, site clearance, environmental mitigation works, fencing and associated maintenance operations. Liaison with clients, supervision of assigned personnel and contractors, as well as compliance with all aspects of health, safety, environmental, and quality standards. The position will also involve promoting the company in the landscaping industry, contributing to the pricing and tender process and helping to develop on-going landscaping related opportunities.

Landscaping Contracts Supervisor - Tilhill Forestry

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Southern England - Alton, Hampshire

Tilhill has a vacancy within our Southern England Region for a Landscaping Contracts Supervisor. Key responsibilities include supervision and management of site operatives to ensure landscaping activities are delivered to programme and specification with the best use of resources, maintaining site records and risk assessments, undertaking the client contact role as required, as well as compliance with all aspects of health, safety, environmental, and quality standards.

Forestry / Horticulture Placement - Forestart Ltd

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Exciting 12 month Placement with Forest Seed Company

Location: Shropshire

Salary: £20,000/annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate for a one year placement in the UK’s premier forest tree seed company.

Forestart Ltd is the UKs leading supplier of tree and shrub seed to forestry, environment and amenity nurseries. We operate from our main site just outside Shrewsbury but we collect seed throughout the UK. We specialise in supplying seed collected in the UK,