CJS Online: Arboriculture


A rolling list of vacancies, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.

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

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Site Operative

River Stewardship Company is a social enterprise with a rapidly growing portfolio of commercial waterway maintenance projects with the Environment Agency, local authorities, riparian landowners and others. Through commercial or grant-funded projects, we also deliver programmes of community engagement (educational activities in schools, volunteer days, festivals, events and other activities) designed to connect, inspire and empower local people to improve themselves, their community and their local patch of waterway.

  • Delete Date: 16/11/2018
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Posted: 17/10/2018
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Estate Assistant

The Belmont Estate is in the countryside of North Somerset less than 10 minutes from Bristol. Comprised of 250 acres of pasture and ancient woodland with a variety of properties, the pasture is grazed by a beef suckler herd of 35 Devon Red Rubies and 20 lawn mowing ewes. The Estate adheres to organic standards and is Soil Association certified. The estate runs a growing firewood and charcoal business, producing it on site, processing / bagging it and delivering directly to a growing local customer base.

  • Delete Date: 13/11/2018
  • Location: North Somerset
  • Posted: 16/10/2018
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Forestry Worker

Lydney Park Estate, Gloucestershire

A vacancy has arisen for a Full Time Forestry Worker working within our existing Forestry team. Duties will include all aspects of Estate forestry, including planting, establishment and spraying, chainsaw thinning, final crop harvesting, extraction and Christmas tree production. As required, you may be asked to assist in production or delivery of sawn timber or firewood. 

  • Closing Date: 16/11/2018
  • Location: Lydney Park Estate, Gloucestershire
  • Posted: 15/10/2018
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Trees and Woodlands Officer

£30,756 to £33,136

36 hours per week

This post is fixed term for 12 months with a possible extension of a further 6 months.  

We are looking for a Trees & Woodlands Officer to help provide an excellent service for local people. The successful candidate will join the Parks & Countryside team based at Hamilton Buildings Birkenhead which is responsible for the maintenance of parks and open spaces and children's play areas.

  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Hamilton Education Building, Birkenhead
  • Posted: 12/10/2018
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Forest Planner

Newton Stewart

£29,695 - £32,811, plus benefits

It's an exciting time for Forestry in Scotland, our organisation is changing and we need people to help us during our evolution and beyond. As a Forest Planner within South Region of Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES), you will have the opportunity to work within a team to help shape the future management of 125,000 ha of land across Galloway.

  • Closing Date: 04/11/2018
  • Location: Newton Stewart
  • Posted: 12/10/2018
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Countryside Maintenance and Project Team Leader

The position is full time, around 40 hours per week, overtime is possible.

You will be based at our yard in Nailstone, Nuneaton CV13 0QW, and travel to site on a daily basis from our premises.

Excellent rates of pay for right person.

C J Springthorpe provides contract services in the Countryside, we specialise in vegetation management, tree planting and maintenance together with installing all types of rural fencing and associated site furniture.   We are an expanding family run business; the right candidate would hopefully grow with the business and further develop their role.

  • Delete Date: 09/11/2018
  • Location: Nailstone, Nuneaton CV13 0QW
  • Posted: 12/10/2018
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Contracts Supervisor (Utilities), Scottish Woodlands

  • Closing Date: 04/11/2018
  • Location: Muir of Ord
  • Posted: 11/10/2018
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Starting salary £19,000;

Permanent, Full-time position (37.5 hrs/wk)

The Forest of Marston Vale Trust is the charity creating the Forest of Marston Vale between Bedford and Milton Keynes. Since the early 1990’s, we’ve been planting trees to transform the landscape and make the Marston Vale a thriving place to live, work and play. We’ve already planted over a million trees to start creating the Forest. We aim to have trees covering 30% of the 61 square mile Forest area. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, driven and passionate individual to join our Ranger team.

  • Closing Date: 02/11/2018
  • Location: Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 11/10/2018
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Senior Ranger

Starting salary £23,000;

Permanent, Full-time position (37.5 hrs/wk)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, driven and experienced individual who’s passionate about improving our environment for people and wildlife. They’ll need to ensure the effective management and enhancement of the Trust’s estate of woodlands, wetlands and grasslands, actively engaging and enthusing visitors, and improving the quality of these sites for both people and wildlife. They’ll have day-to-day operational responsibility for the award-winning Millennium Country Park (225ha), our flagship site which receives around 450,000 visits per annum, and the Trust’s wider estate of community woodlands (230ha) within the Forest of Marston Vale area.

  • Closing Date: 01/11/2018
  • Location: Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 11/10/2018
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Senior Arboriculturist

Go Ape

Flexible within the UK, extensive national travel required.

Hours of work:   Mon - Fri, 40 hours / week 

Contract Type:   Permanent

Salary:               £25-35k dependent on experience

As our dedicated and stand-alone Arboriculturist, you’ll be regularly travelling nationally to one of our 33 established sites and additional prospective locations to manage trees. You will be able to respond at short notice to support our site teams. You will be responsible for the inspection and management of over 2500 trees within the Go Ape estate.

  • Closing Date: 07/11/2018
  • Location: Flexible within the UK
  • Posted: 10/10/2018
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Full Time Forester

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is expected to be in the range of £25,000 - £30,000 gross per annum. 

Hours of work are from 7:45am to 4:30pm Monday to Thursday, and 7:45am to 3:30pm on Friday, with breaks.

You will work as part of a small team in the establishment and maintenance of the estate woodlands. Duties include chainsaw operations, cutting and splitting firewood, use a Forester Swivel Saw to cut posts, planks and rails for estate use, and assisting the gamekeeper in preparing for the pheasant shoots which take place on the estate.

  • Delete Date: 06/11/2018
  • Location: Wotton Estate, near Dorking, Surrey
  • Posted: 09/10/2018
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Project Officer - South Yorkshire

Part-time, fixed term post based in Doncaster

Salary: £17,500 - £19,500 per annum FTE (pro-rata £10,500 - £11,700 per annum)

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people's health, prospects and outdoor places.

We are looking for someone with to join our team in South Yorkshire to help us care for some wonderful community woodlands. TCV, in partnership with the Land Trust, engage local communities in the use and management of 465 ha of green spaces across South Yorkshire.

  • Closing Date: 22/10/2018
  • Location: Doncaster
  • Posted: 08/10/2018
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Site and Farm Assistant

Salary up to £20,000 depending on experience

Full-time, permanent

Location: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire

Chiltern Open Air Museum are recruiting a Site and Farm Assistant to care for and manage their livestock of goats, sheep, cows and chickens, to help maintain their 45 acre site, which includes woodland, parkland, arable fields, gardens, playground, orchard, car park, open space and hedgerows, to assist with onsite farming interpretation, maintenance of farm machinery, to supervise a team of volunteers as well as be part of the Museum's team of duty staff.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2018
  • Location: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Landscape Assistants

Based in the Uxbridge or Aylesbury area you will be required to travel locally, to work alongside a team of landscapers, to undertake tree planting works. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a range of projects alongside the team.

Ecosulis Ltd are the UK’s most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor, with over 25 years in the industry. We are currently seeking to employ Landscape Assistants with tree planting experience to assist with our landscaping team on ecological projects.

  • Delete Date: 02/11/2018
  • Location: Uxbridge or Aylesbury
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Shadow Ranger Voluntary Placements

Forestry Commission England are providing a voluntary placement known as Shadow Rangers. These placements are targeted at individuals seeking to gain experience in the countryside sector. 

A number of 6 - 12 month placement are available across Central England Forest District. Volunteering 1-3 days per week, each placement allows volunteers to develop on the job skills in their chosen work area. 

  • Closing Date: 19/10/2018
  • Location: Central England Forest District
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 04/10/2018
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Lakeside Country Park Manager

Grade 7 (salary within the range £26,853 - £29,332 per annum)

37 hours a week (some weekend/evening working will be required)

Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious and progressive council, recognised for our innovation and achievements whilst delivering high-quality services to our customers and the community.

We are seeking to recruit a Country Park Manager to oversee the day-to-day management of Lakeside Country Park. Set between the airport and residential housing, the land use is a mixture of recreation, with paths, a miniature railway and events arena and also conservation with areas under HLS management.

  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh
  • Posted: 03/10/2018
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Assistant Haywarden

Full Time – average 37 hours per week

Salary Scale £17,000 p.a. - £21,000 p.a (depending on qualifications and experience)

Duties to include grass cutting, woodland management, sports ground management, grave preparation and general maintenance of open spaces.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2018
  • Location: Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire
  • Posted: 03/10/2018
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Ecological Contracting Operative

Morton Pattison Ltd

£16,000 - £18,000, dependent on experience

Full Time

Fixed-term contract between end October 2018 and end February 2019.

Working from the Winchester office. Work sites will predominantly be in Hampshire and Surrey

Morton : Pattison is recruiting for an Ecological Contracting Operative to assist with practical delivery of winter contracting work, primarily scrub cutting and small tree felling on nature conservation sites. Other types of countryside / ecological contracting and landscaping works may be undertaken during the employment period, in which training can be given where necessary.

  • Delete Date: 30/10/2018
  • Location: Hampshire and Surrey
  • Posted: 02/10/2018
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Woodland Business Advisor

Part - Time 18.5 hours per week fixed term post for three years

Salary £28,040 to £31,680 per annum pro-rata (ie £14,020 to £15,840)

Location: Moira, Derbyshire DE12 6BA

Building on the success of the National Forest we have an exciting opportunity for a talented individual who can help to set up, grow and sustain local woodland businesses by providing support and advice to develop the woodland economy.


  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Moira, Derbyshire
  • Posted: 24/09/2018
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Woodland Communities Advisor

Part - Time 18.5 hours per week fixed term post for three years

Salary £28,040 to £31,680 per annum pro-rata (ie £14,020 to £15,840)

Location: Moira, Derbyshire DE12 6BA

Building on the success of the National Forest we have an exciting opportunity for a talented individual who can support local communities to gain the skills knowledge and experience to lead in developing the community management of woodlands.

  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Moira, Derbyshire DE12 6BA
  • Posted: 24/09/2018
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Craftsperson (Rural)

Aldenham, Watford

Full Time. Salary: £19,819 - £21,693 pa

Hertfordshire County Council are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join its Countryside Works Team.

The post holder will be involved with the management of the County Council’s woodland and recreation sites which are situated across the whole of Hertfordshire. 

  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Aldenham, Watford
  • Posted: 17/09/2018
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