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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21 pages in total, the lead article is from the Outdoor Recreation Network and provides best practice gathered at their recent seminar on People & Dogs in the Outdoors. Celebrating 10 years of Nordic Walking at Rosliston Forestry Centre – find out what Nordic Walking is. The Lee Valley Park extends to 4,010ha and attracts over 7.1m visits a year, discover what the Park has to offer and how the Authority manages such a large site. Scottish Natural Heritage can confirm that outdoor visits are at a record high; read more about the data behind the claim. University of Exeter LEEP Institute have developed ORVal – the outdoor recreation valuation tool – see how you could use it to your advantage for recreation management. Jack Davidson from Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail discusses how good data gathering & interpretation can help grow visitor numbers. The Mersey Forest outlines the growing value of England’s urban woodlands and finally Rob Sayers of Active Outdoors gives his opinion on how to create the building blocks to a resilient & healthy outdoor recreation industry. May is National Walking month with Living Streets and Walk in the Woods month with the Tree Council. Walk where ever you can this May. This edition also carries adverts for resources, products and services to aid a recreation offer. Read it here

Forestry Worker

The Elveden Estate is an exemplar of environmental management; extending to 10,000 hectares, the estate manages almost 25% of its land for environmental and conservation objectives and does so to the highest of environmental standards.  The estate encompasses arable farmland, forestry, parkland, a number of SSSIs and County Wildlife Sites.    

​We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our forestry department.  Reporting to our Forestry Foreman, you'll carry out various hands-on forestry operations, from maintaining trees to forestry harvesting, including chainsaw tree felling and will work as part of a team.

  • Closing Date: 17/06/2019
  • Location: Thetford, Norfolk
  • Posted: 20/05/2019
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Harvesting Contracts Supervisor - Lochgilphead

Scottish Woodlands Ltd (SWL) is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services underpinned by our in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality. The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. Our aim is to understand each client’s specific objectives and then to provide a service which is both flexible and personal.

  • Closing Date: 16/06/2019
  • Location: Argyll
  • Posted: 17/05/2019
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Practical Lecturer in Arboriculture

Salary; £18,508 - £26,410 per annum, relating to qualifications and experience. Teacher qualified staff commence from £20,657.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Arboriculture team at Myerscough College.

The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of Arboriculture practical qualifications and theory modules across a range of Arboriculture programmes, depending on qualifications and experience.

  • Closing Date: 06/06/2019
  • Location: Myerscough College, Preston
  • Posted: 17/05/2019
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Forestry Operative (Utilities)

Scottish Woodlands Utilities Division is looking to expand its current skilled labour force within Perth and the Scottish Borders into the North of Scotland, based out of our Muir of Ord Depot.

Executing vegetation management contracts adjacent to powerlines and on the railway; Facilitating vegetation clearance on fencing contracts; A wide variety of minor civils work. Duties will include but are not limited to all forestry operations throughout the business sector.

  • Closing Date: 02/06/2019
  • Location: Muir of Ord
  • Posted: 14/05/2019
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Head of Land & Forestry

Salary £35,188 - £40,310 pa plus benefits

Spanning 200 square miles of central England, the National Forest is one of the country’s most ambitious and highly regarded environmental projects. We are now seeking a talented and experienced Head of Land & Forestry who can help shape our future. You will be responsible for leading our forest creation activity, sustainable land management and support to the woodland economy, including securing income generation opportunities.

  • Closing Date: 14/06/2019
  • Location: Moira, Derbyshire
  • Posted: 14/05/2019
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Forestry Research and Development Assistant

The first Patsy Wood Scholarship is offered by the Future Trees Trust with the support of the RFS.

Location: Dartington, Totnes, Devon

Salary: £19,500 pa

Terms: One year fixed term contract

Employer: Dartington Hall Trust supported by Timber Strategies and South Devon Sawmills

This is a unique opportunity to work with three innovative forestry businesses in Devon. The role is designed to help a recent university graduate secure their first paid forestry employment and an excellent first step to a successful forestry career.

  • Closing Date: 10/06/2019
  • Location: Dartington, Totnes, Devon
  • Posted: 14/05/2019
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Ranger (Trees and Woodlands)

£21,467 to £24,047 (dependent upon experience)

The post of Ranger (Trees and Woodlands) forms a key role within Nene Park Trust’s Park Management Team, which is responsible for the day-to-day management of one of the most well-visited parks in the country with exciting ambitions for the future.

  • Closing Date: 07/06/2019
  • Location: Nene Park, Peterborough
  • Posted: 13/05/2019
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Forestry Worker

Southill Park, Southill, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Competitive salary depending on experience together with paid holiday and accommodation.

Forestry Worker required to support the Head Woodman in carrying out all forestry tasks including thinning, firewood, planting and spraying. In addition, having a flexible approach carrying out other work on the Estate including fencing, clearing wind blow and other general duties.

  • Delete Date: 07/06/2019
  • Location: Southill, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 10/05/2019
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Arboricultural Consultant

Full Time, Competitive Package

Based at our Corby, Northamptonshire office

As part of our continued growth we require an Arboricultural Consultant to work alongside and under the supervision of our existing Arboricultural Team in all matters relating to trees and their interaction with the built and natural environment.

  • Delete Date: 06/06/2019
  • Location: Corby, Northamptonshire
  • Posted: 09/05/2019
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Assistant Ranger

£13,593 pa

Fixed Term p/t (30 hrs pw for 6 mo)

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find better ways to do things.

  • Closing Date: 22/05/2019
  • Location: Bodiam Castle, East Sussex
  • Posted: 08/05/2019
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Apprentice Opportunities

Oxford Direct Services

Location: Cutteslowe Park Offices

Oxford Direct Services is responsible for delivering a range of services on behalf of Oxford City Council and commercial business. Parks and Open Spaces have 3 apprenticeship vacancies working within the Grounds Maintenance, Countryside, Landscape and Cemeteries Teams: Apprentice Gardener; Countryside Apprentice; Landscape Apprentice

  • Delete Date: 31/05/2019
  • Location: Oxford
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 03/05/2019
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Widlife Ranger

Forestry England

Redesdale Forest, North England Forest District

3 Years with the possibility of permanency by mutual agreement at the end of the 3 year term.

  • Closing Date: 26/05/2019
  • Location: Redesdale Forest, Northumberland
  • Posted: 02/05/2019
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Assistant Warden

Location: Cambridge Salary: £16,010-£17,550

Hours: Full time  Contract: Permanent/Trainee Role

Local environmental charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future is looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Warden to join our Estates Team.

The Assistant Warden is a trainee role, leading to you being employed as a Warden. You will learn on the job and gain qualifications such as chainsaw, brushcutter, tractor driving and first aid. This is a great career-start opportunity.

  • Closing Date: 28/05/2019
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Posted: 01/05/2019
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Estate Worker

£20,344 - £22,462 pa (pro rata for part-time)

37 hours per week

Permanent, Full Time


Hertfordshire County Council’s Rural Estates Team are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated person to help manage its woodland, farmland trees, open space and public access routes across the county.

  • Closing Date: 26/05/2019
  • Location: Radlett
  • Posted: 29/04/2019
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