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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Craftsperson - Forestry England

Logo: Forestry England

£20,752 - £21,956

Fixed Term Appointment – 12 months initial contract

Location: The New Forest.

Do you have chainsaw operating qualifications and experience? Would you love to work in one of England’s most famous forests, in a dedicated team of forestry staff?

Forestry England is the largest land manager and custodian of the nation’s public forests. We have around 1,000 committed staff looking after more land and more trees than any other organization. It’s a job that never stops growing.

Community Forest Manager - Cambusbarron Community Development Trust

Logo: Cambusbarron Community Development Trust

2-year, part time contract, 15 hours/week
Salary is £27,000/annum pro-rata (equivalent of £13.85/hour).
We are looking for a Community Forest Manager to assist the trustees with the development and implementation of plans for the future of 64 hectares of community woodland at Gillies Hill, on the outskirts of Stirling. We have recently purchased the land with support from the Scottish Land Fund.

Site Operative - Helmrig Ltd

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Full-time, permanent (following initial probation period)

As part of company progression Helmrig Ltd is looking to recruit a site operative to join them on a full-time permanent basis as part of Knotweed Eradication. Based from home and the depot in Leyland, Lancashire, applicants will be required to complete a variety of invasive plant contracts for both commercial and domestic customers nationwide.

Assistant Project Officer - Bolsover Woodlands Enterprise Ltd, (BWE)

Fixed term contract to 31st March 2021, (extension subject to funding), 37 hours per week.

Salary: £17,000 per annum.

BWE wish to appoint a skilled countryside operative with knowledge and experience of woodland management and conservation, to work with our team of adults with learning difficulties undertaking practical woodland tasks.

Assistant Site Manager – Smithills - Woodland Trust

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Salary: £21,000 - £24,000
The Woodland Trust is transforming Smithills Estate with a fresh vision, new access routes, improved infrastructure and deeper links to the large, diverse local community. Supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Woodland Trust will give Smithills Estate the boost it needs to become a sustainable and thriving place – where landscape restoration and conservation can move forward hand in hand with the many hundreds of thousands of people who know, love and feel part of the estate. The Assistant Site Manager will assist the site manager in the successful management of estate, including managing the programme of management works, tendering contracts and carrying out tree safety inspections and PAWS assessments.

Rural Estates Operative - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

Logo: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

Location: Salisbury, South West, SP4 0JQ

Salary: £16,267 - £17,195

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Dstl in the established Rural Estates team at Porton Down.

You will sit within the Operations Division and be a part of our Estates Delivery Team within FMS (Facilities Management Services). You will be accountable for the practical aspects of conservation and rural management across the Dstl Porton Down estate and specifically on the Site of Special Scientific Interest, (SSSI) Special Protection Area (SPA) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) in line with legislation and Dstl Policy.

Community Manager - Forestry England

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£26,187 – £28,997
Based at our District office in Lyndhurst
Some evening and weekend work will be required
Working specifically in the New Forest and across Dorset, you’ll be a self-motivated individual who will actively engage and influence the communities in which we work so that everyone who visits and works with us understands what we are and what we do. You’ll coordinate, plan and deliver community programmes, working closely with local authorities, national parks and other partners. Managing a small team, you’ll also lead our volunteering work using your excellent communication and people skills to inspire, support and enhance the skills of our volunteers.

Woodland Officer, Devon - Forestry Commission

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Fixed Term Appointment – 12 months initial contract with the possibility of extension or permanence.

Location: Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR

Forestry Commission (or Forest Services) are the Governments forestry experts. We advise nationally and locally on how to unlock the full potential of woodlands and the forestry sector to protect, improve and expand England’s valuable woodland assets. We work with other government departments, non-government organisations and the private sector; in recognition that good collaboration can deliver more than the sum of the partners.

Craftsperson - Forestry England

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£20,752 - £21,956

Fixed Term Appointment – 12 months initial contract

Location: Micheldever Forest Office, Hampshire, SO21 3BP

Forestry England is the largest land manager and custodian of the nation’s public forests. We have around 1,000 committed staff looking after more land and more trees than any other organisation. It’s a job that never stops growing. We are looking for a dedicated Craftsperson to help us care, manage and enhance our woodlands and habitats around the Hampshire area.

Plant Health Care Technician - Bartlett Tree Experts

Logo: Bartlett Tree Experts

£26000 - £32000 per annum for 40 hours per week dependent on skills and qualifications

We have a full time position based at our office near Guildford.

Bartlett Tree Experts are an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor, a CHAS accredited contractor and have ISA certified arborists. We are members of many local, national and international associations and support with time, equipment and expertise.

Graduate Placement - Forestart Ltd

Logo: Forestart Ltd

Location: Shropshire

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Contract term: 12 month placement, 5 days a week

This is an excellent opportunity for your to gain valuable experience with a company that is at the very start of the forestry supply chain.

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, and stratifying this to break inherent seed dormancy.

Parks and Countryside Manager - Horsham District Council

Logo: Horsham District Council

£41,675 - £45,591 pa (plus essential car user allowance, up to £1,239 pa)


Horsham District Council has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Parks and Countryside Manager to lead a dedicated, hard-working and friendly team.  You will be responsible for a range of award-winning parks, important countryside sites, open spaces, cemeteries as well as outdoor sports and youth facilities.

Contracts Manager – Central (West) - Woodland Trust

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Salary £24,000 - £27,500
3 year Fixed Term Contract
As our Contracts Manager in Central England, you will be supporting the preparation and delivery of significant contracts and projects and responsible for managing contracts on site, whilst working alongside Site Managers for the Woodland Trust’s Estate across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Northants and Leicestershire.

Site Manager - RSPB

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Location: RSPB Nagshead
Salary: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Are you ready to lead the RSPB Gloucestershire team to make an even greater impact for nature in the Forest of Dean and beyond?

You'll have vision and drive, being highly motivated and self reliant, enthusiastic, bold and outward facing with excellent communication skills. Your leadership experience will enable you to inspire and motivate your direct reports, assistant warden and administrator, and strong team of 60 volunteers.