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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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.

Vacancies - Knighton Countryside Management Ltd

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Foreman, Chainsaw Operators, Fencers & General Operatives

Immediate Start

Knighton Countryside Management Ltd is based at Piddlehinton, Dorchester & undertakes a range of ecological & environmental contracting. We have opportunities for suitably qualified Foreman, Chainsaw Operators, Fencers & General Operatives for fencing, vegetation clearance, & ecological contracting, to work on jobs in Dorset and across southern England/Wales.

Qualified Arborists

We also have vacancies for climbers in our friendly and dedicated Tree Surgery Teams based in Dorset.

FM / Stewardship Forester - Forestry and Land Scotland

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2 Roles Based in Durris £28,116 - £30,159 plus benefits

Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Do you want to join a dedicated team managing the National Forest Estate in the north-east of Scotland? Then this may be the job for you.

The team is located within north-east Scotland and covers an area of approximately 90,000ha of woodlands. The team manages a range of sites from urban woodlands on the outskirts of Aberdeen City to the iconic pine forests in Deeside, managing a diverse range of thinning, harvesting and restocking programmes. The main regional offices are in Huntly and Dunkeld but there are a number of outposted teams based across the region including at Durris near Banchory where the team covering the central area of the region and these posts are based.

Landscape Maintenance Roles - The Parks Trust

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The Parks Trust is recruiting for 3 roles based in and around Milton Keynes from our site depot at Global House, Vincent Avenue, Crownhill, Milton Keynes, MK8 0AB

Tractor Driver and Machinery Operator - Salary range £21,000 - £23,000 per annum

Landscape Maintenance Trainee ‘Level 1’ - Salary range £18,200 per annum (initial starting salary)

Landscape Maintenance Technician - Salary range £20,000 - £23,000 per annum

Trees and Woodlands Officer - London Borough of Hillingdon

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Location: Civic Centre, High Street Uxbridge, Middlesex, London, UB8 1UW

Contract Hours: Full-time permanent

Salary: £27,228 - £30,711 per annum
The London Borough of Hillingdon is highly regarded for its open space and street scene. Trees are one of the most important and defining aspects of the borough and require a well managed, high quality and professional approach to achieve results that are expected. In this role you will be joining Hillingdon Council's Green Spaces Team, a team of dedicated award winners.

Planning Survey Assistant - Forestry and Land Scotland

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Based in Ae, Dumfries

£25,138 - £26,525 plus benefits

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is an executive agency of the Scottish Government and manages Scotland’s Forest and Land. We manage land on behalf of Scottish Ministers and serve as part of the Environment and Forestry directorate of the Scottish Government. You'll be working as part of the Planning team to help plan the delivery of the region’s work programmes and other survey programmes. This includes felling, thinning, restocking, new planting and tree health monitoring programmes.

Recreation Craftsperson - Forestry England

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Alice Holt Forest

Weekend work will be required

We are looking for a Recreation Craftsperson to join our fantastic team at Alice Holt Forest, the 5th most visited free attraction in the South East of England.

A self-motivated individual, you’ll help us to ensure our forest is a clean, safe and welcoming environment for all our visitors. You’ll help to maintain and develop our forest facilities using your previous knowledge and experience in park or countryside management. You’ll also be comfortable and confident talking to the public to ensure we deliver high-quality customer service.

Pinetum Craftsperson - Forestry England

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Forest Craftsperson. You'll help to manage, maintain and develop and Bedgebury’s internationally important botanical collection of trees.

Assistant Gardener - Slawston Grange Estate

Working on an estate within Leicestershire, LE16.

Full time, Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day.
Duties to include: Working in a 2.5 acre formal garden with topiary, herbaceous, perennials and formal lawns; The garden is set around the main house within an 800 acre estate; The role requires attention to detail as the garden is presented to the highest of standards; Use of hedge cutters, strimmers and other garden machinery; Whilst the work will predominantly be within the garden you will also have to undertake tasks on the wider estate.

Qualified and Trainee Arborists - North London Region - Glendale

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Working from 7 am - 4.30 pm 5 days per week. Regular paid overtime also available outside of these hours.

Glendale arboriculture carries out a wide range of tree-related works for domestic, commercial & public sector clients, throughout London and the South East. We are looking for staff to join our arboriculture teams based in Waltham Abbey. Services offered in this region include woodland and estates management, vegetation management, fencing, tree surgery, forestry and environmental engineering projects.

Qualified and Trainee Arborists - Surrey Region - Glendale

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Working from 7 am - 3.30 pm 5 days per week. Regular paid overtime also available outside of these hours.

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader providing arboricultural services to private and public sector businesses. Our Surrey depot based near Godalming is one of our flagship arboricultural bases, employing 15 qualified and experienced full-time arborists and 2 full-time trainee arborists.

As well as core technical arboricultural tasks, services offered in this region include woodland and estates management, vegetation management, fencing, tree surgery, forestry and environmental engineering projects so there is a wide variety of experiences and skills to be gained.

Qualified and Trainee Arborists - South East London Region - Glendale

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Working from 7 am - 4.30 pm 5 days per week. Regular paid overtime also available outside of these hours.

Our Bromley depot based near Keston currently employs 8 qualified and experienced full-time arborists. Our arborists benefit from a vast array of tools and equipment, from high-end timberwolf chippers, Husqvarna and Stihl handheld equipment including battery equivalent tools, Mobile Elevated Platforms, remote-controlled stump grinders and 3.5t - 7.5t arb spec vehicles. Services offered in this region include woodland and estates management, vegetation management, fencing, tree surgery, forestry and environmental engineering projects.

Principal Tree and Landscape Officer - Three Rivers District Council

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Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire (Home/Office Based)

Salary: £31,381 - £33,752 inc. of LWF

Three Rivers District Council is an ambitious and innovative local public sector organisation. Located in Rickmansworth, South Hertfordshire, we are just a train ride from central London and just outside the M25 and a five minute drive from junction 18 on the M25. We’re currently looking for a Principal Tree and Landscape Officer to join our Trees and Landscapes team at Three Rivers District Council.

Community Tree Planting Officer - Prospects Foundation

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Based from our offices in Accrington, east Lancashire.

The post is for 29.60 hours per week over 4 days, including some weekends.

The salary is £20,000 for 29.60 hours per week.

The post is for 12 months at the moment, but we hope to extend the post for a further 12 to 24 months depending on successful funding bids.

The prime role is to engage the local community in tree planting on a range of sites across Hyndburn. Sites will vary in size, location and proximity to urban areas. Planting schemes will need to be developed in conjunction with the Hyndburn Borough Council and the local community to ensure as much engagement as possible. This programme is a direct result of Hyndburn Borough Council declaring a Climate Emergency in 2019, and this should be reflected in decision making and publicity.