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

  

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Integrated Workforce Team member - Natural Resources Wales

Logo: Natural Resources Wales

Location: Llanrwst

Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment until 31 March 2022
Work pattern: full time
You will be part of the Integrated Workforce North West Wales who have a responsibility for the direct delivery of work on flood defence assets , in National Nature Reserves and in the Welsh Government Woodland Estate. 
You will provide a maintenance service and deliver a capital work programme for NRW assets which will include Flood risk assets and NRW managed Land.

Seasonal Woodland Restoration Worker - Natural England

Logo: Life in the Ravines

LIFE in the Ravines (winter season 2021/2022)
Staff Framework level – Civil Service Support Advisor Grade AO (£19,007 pa pro rata)

Natural England are seeking highly motivated individuals with a real passion for nature conservation to help support a 5-year LIFE in the Ravines project, working across nearly 900 hectares of internationally important woodland sites within the Peak District.

Project Manager - Future Woodlands Scotland

Logo: Future Woodlands Scotland

2-year self-employed contract ending November 2023
3 days/week at £225/day (incl. VAT)

Future Woodlands Scotland is a Scottish Charity working to create and conserve native woodlands in Scotland. We are seeking an energetic and experienced Project Manager to support the delivery of the new Future Woodlands Fund (FWF) - a 3 year pilot programme of financial incentives to support creation and conservation of native woodlands. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, experienced and flexible self-employed person to join our small and friendly team to help take the project through to completion.

Forestry Operative – Grounds Person – Level 2 - East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Logo: East Riding of Yorkshire

Salary: £20616 including contractual overtime rate

Contract: Permanent

The post is based at our depot in Willerby and will involve travelling to all areas within the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Hours: 37 per week + 2 hours contractual overtime.

The Forestry Team seeks an individual with the appropriate skills and experience to carry out all aspects of tree maintenance works.

Site Supervisor - Upper Derwent Valley - Severn Trent Water

Logo: Severn Trent Water

Location: Upper Derwent Valley, Bamford, Derbyshire

Salary: Up to £33,000 pa, annual performance bonus

The Site Supervisor role is accountable for the day-to-day operations at the Upper Derwent Valley. This includes managing the visitor facilities at Fairholmes, Heathedene and Linacre Reservoirs. In line with ST’s strategic aims and the Visitor Experience Team Business Plan this role will deliver high quality recreation, conservation and education; leading a team of Rangers and volunteers to provide a wonderful experience for our visitors.

Senior Contracts Manager / Contracts Manager - Tilhill

Logo: Tilhill

Location: Southern England

Tilhill has, over the last 70+ years, planted more than 1 billion trees and, as a private company, has the greatest number of professionally qualified managers.

We specialise in woodland creation and management, timber harvesting and buying, and landscaping. We strive at all times to provide an unrivalled service to our clients and customers. Tilhill is part of the BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry business.

Recreation Officer - Natural Resources Wales

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Location: Resolven / Llandovery

Grade & Salary: 5, £30,873 rising to £34,218 over four years

Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment until 31 March 2023 / Work pattern: full time

The land management team helps ensure the land we manage and the Welsh Government Woodland Estate (WGWE) is safe so that everyone can enjoy and benefit from it. The role will help manage our recreational sites which includes picnic sites, play areas, walking trails, mountain bike trails and public rights of way.

Programme Manager - Forestry & Arboriculture - Plumpton College

Logo: Plumpton College

Salary-up to £35,000 per annum

Full time/Permanent

Could you be our next Forestry & Arboriculture Programme Manager? This role is an exciting opportunity to join our high performing team, leading our Forestry & Arboriculture programmes. Plumpton College is celebrating significant growth in both full-time and part-time provision. Moreover, with the opening of One Garden Brighton and expansion of our offer there has never been a better time to work with us. We are seeking a Programme Manager for our Study Programme learners who can develop our offer and build on our successes. This is an opportunity to own and drive student experience and develop and shape our curriculum.

Woodland Officer - London - Forestry Commission

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The Woodland Officer role can be seen as the ‘face’ of the Forestry Commission to landowners, managers and stakeholders. As the Woodland Officer for London you will focus on London’s Urban Forest within the Greater London Authority boundary, enabling you to develop a strategic view, from the centre of the capital to its green belt.

Applicants for this post must live within London or in close proximity to our Wendover Office (Buckinghamshire). Your office base will be our Westminster office (London) or Wendover with regular meetings in Wendover, with flexibility for some optional blended working between the FC office and home

Contracts Manager - Tilhill

Logo: Tilhill

Location: Midlands

Tilhill has, over the last 70+ years, planted more than 1 billion trees and, as a private company, has the greatest number of professionally qualified managers. We specialise in woodland creation and management, timber harvesting and buying, and landscaping. We strive at all times to provide an unrivalled service to our clients and customers. Tilhill is part of the BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry business.

As a Contracts Manager within our Landscaping division, you will be responsible for delivering a high-quality soft & hard landscaping contracting service for our clients.

Woodland Creation Officer - South East & London and East & East Midlands - Forestry Commission

Logo: Forestry Commission

Never has there been a more important time for trees and forests to help tackle the climate emergency and provide a much-needed sanctuary for people and wildlife.

The Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Forestry Commission have set up a joint tree planting programme for England to support the forestry sector, landowners and communities in the delivery of these ambitions.  The Woodland Creation Officer role represents Forest Services front-line woodlands and forestry expertise. It involves ensuring the delivery of Government forestry policy through the effective use of advice and incentives.

Chiddingfold Beat Forester - Forestry England

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Based at Bucks Horn Oak, near Farnham, Surrey

Some weekend and out of hours working required

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 an experienced Beat Manager to manage our forestry operations in the Chiddingfold area, Surrey. The site covers 2800ha of mixed woodlands that are actively managed for people, nature and the economy including timber production.

Habitat Creation Contracts Supervisor - Land and Heritage Ltd

Logo: Land and Heritage Ltd

Start late November 2021

£24,000 pa - £26,000 (+ Pension)

Devon, Cornwall and mobile sites

Land and Heritage seek a team leader to deliver a major programme of broadleaved woodland planting this winter. You will be responsible for all aspects of tree planting on site including site preparation, fencing, delivery and distribution of trees and materials, planting to the scheme design and specification, tree protection and quality checks. Summer work will include site maintenance, vegetation management, assisting with grant applications and project design. There are also opportunities to become involved with tree and woodland surveys, woodland management and landscape projects.

Tree Planters - Land and Heritage Ltd

Logo: Land and Heritage Ltd

Start late November 2021

£20,000 pa - £22,000 pro rata plus bonuses

Devon, Cornwall and mobile sites

4 Month Contract

Land and Heritage is a multi disciplinary environmental consultancy and contracting company. We specialize in the management of designated habitats as well as the design and creation of new habitat areas. Land and Heritage seek at least three people to help deliver a major programme of broadleaved woodland planting this winter. We have at least one large site in West Cornwall and also expect to deliver a mobile contract around England for a large national charity.

Tree Seed Collector and Processor - seasonal work - Forestart Ltd

Logo: Forestart

Wage £9.20/hour

Forestart collects tree and shrub seed throughout the UK, supplying the seed to grow the trees of tomorrow. We are looking for people to help us to collect and process this seed this autumn. The work involves collecting a variety of cones or berries and processing these back at our site to extract the seed and then clean it so that it can be stored or prepared for dispatch to nurseries. Collecting can be from the ground, but can involve climbing a ladder.

Contracts Manager – Central England - Woodland Trust

Logo: Woodland Trust

Salary - £25,000 - £28,000
As one of 2 Contracts Managers in Central England, they will be supporting the preparation and delivery of significant contracts, including silvicultural operations, working across the eastern half of the region. They will be working alongside our Site Managers on the Woodland Trust’s Estate across South Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire, as well as explore opportunities to support our outreach work in the same area, which includes our ‘Eastern Claylands’ priority area.

Deputy Head of Plant and Seed Supply - Forestry & Land Scotland

Logo: Forestry and Land Scotland

Newton Nursery, Elgin

Salary: £43,095 - £46,945

Contract type: Permanent - Flexible working, Full-time

You will have direct responsibility for the day-to-day management of FLS plant supply services at Newton Nursery. This will include the management and overseeing of all production operations to ensure the efficient running of the nursery. Work will also involve responsibility for the delivery all FLS external plant and seed supply requirements via current Framework contracts and Service Level Agreement (SLA) in place. You will also be the principle deputy to the Head of Plant & Seed Supply and will assist in taking key decisions around the current nursery expansion and redevelopment project for Newton Nursery.

Conservation Officer (Bowland) - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Lancaster Office

Salary: £27,574 - £30,590

An exciting opportunity for a Conservation Officer with a proven track record of working in the UK uplands, particularly in areas with Driven Grouse Shooting, who also has experience of partnership working at an inter-organisational level, has arisen within our Forest of Bowland Priority Landscape

Arboricultural Consultant - ADAS RSK

Logo: ADAS

North Wigan, Leeds or Home working

With over 75 years’ experience, ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector. We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

ADAS is part of the RSK Group which is one of Europe's leading multidisciplinary environmental consultancies and is ranked number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK. There has never been a more exciting time to join.

Arboricultural Consultant - ADAS RSK

Logo: ADAS

Oxford, Cambridge or Home working

With over 75 years’ experience, ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector. We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

ADAS is part of the RSK Group which is one of Europe's leading multidisciplinary environmental consultancies and is ranked number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK. There has never been a more exciting time to join.

Woodland Officer - East & East Midlands - Forestry Commission

Logo: Forestry Commission

There are a total of 3 Woodland Officer posts to be recruited across the East and East Midlands Area team.

Never has there been a more important time for trees and forests to help tackle the climate emergency and provide a much-needed sanctuary for people and wildlife. Our Prime Minister and our government are committed to creating 30,000 hectares of woodland a year across the UK by the end of this Parliament. This acceleration in current planting rates in England will contribute to meeting the net-zero by 2050 ambitions, and to governmentu2019s wider environmental targets.

Woodland Manager / Consultant - Oakbank Game & Conservation Trust

Logo: Oakbank Game and Conservation Ltd

Cotswolds Office

Oakbank Game & Conservation Ltd is looking to recruit a woodland manager / consultant to its expanding consultancy team. Based in the Cotswolds at our Chipping Norton office, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team of consultants delivering all aspects of high-quality woodland and tree asset management across Mid and Southern England.

Forest Craftsperson - East Devon - Forestry England

Logo: Forestry England

Salary: £21,998-£22,396

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Smoky Bottom Lodge, Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5BN

This is a unique opportunity to join our dedicated Land Management Team in the West England Forest District, responsible for the sustainable management of over 36,500ha of the public forest estate in the West and South-West of England. To help maintain and enhance the Public Forest Estate within the East Devon beat, using a full range of practical forestry and countryside skills. Actively maintain productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders and represent Forestry England during day to day tasks throughout the forest.

Landscape Architect - Forestry & Land Scotland

Logo: Forestry and Land Scotland

£36,398 to £39,222

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is looking for an enthusiastic, practical, creative landscape architect to help shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land. We’re responsible for managing 9% of Scotland – and it’s not just forests, it’s coasts, mountains, farmland, peatlands, varied habitats and both nationally iconic and locally important recreation sites.

Community Forest Co-ordinator - Thames Chase Trust

Logo: Thames Chase Trust

Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Contract: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 per annum

Thames Chase Community Forest was established in 1990 and connects 40 square miles of urban and rural landscape on the edge of east London and south-west Essex. It is one of twelve national Community Forests, known collectively as England’s Community Forests. The vision for Thames Chase Community Forest is: “By 2030, Thames Chase Community Forest will be recognised as an inspirational example of landscape regeneration where enhanced, connected woodland and green space has made a clear difference to wildlife and peoples’ lives” We are now planning beyond 2030 and this is where you come in. Thames Chase Trust is looking for an exceptional Community Forest Coordinator to support and when required, deputise for, the Thames Chase Community Forest Director in leading staff and volunteers to deliver the Thames Chase Plan.

Sales Person - Glendale Services

Logo: Glendale

Flexible - Watford - Hertfordshire

40 hours/week (Mon-Fri)

Due to continued growth we are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Sales Person with a landscaping background at our location in Radlett in Hertfordshire. Glendale’s Civic Trees operates on a national basis from its base in Radlett, Hertfordshire.

Landscape Gardener - Glendale Services

Logo: Glendale Services

Flexible - Watford - Hertfordshire

40 hours/week (Mon-Fri)

Due to continued growth we are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Landscape Gardener to join our team based at Radlett in Hertfordshire. Glendale’s Civic Trees operates on a national basis with it’s main teams based at Radlett, Hertfordshire.

We are looking for a dynamic person to join and enhance our team at Civic Trees. You will be working as part of our landscape teams throughout the UK delivering a high end service both on commercial and private sites.

Policy Officer (protected landscapes, access, recreation and woodlands) - Friends of the Lake District

Logo: Friends of the Lake District

Part-time (28 hours per week) and based at our Kendal Office at Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road. Flexible working with remote based options available.

Starting Salary: £30,908 per annum pro rata (£38,636 FTE)

Do you love the Lake District? Do you want to help protect it for future generations and wildlife? Do you enjoy working with others to overcome challenges and have experience relating to landscape, access/recreation and woodlands? Friends of the Lake District are passionate about protecting and enhancing Cumbria's special and precious landscapes.

Assistant Forest Manager - Royal Forestry Society

Salary: £20,000 - £22,000

Contract: 2 year initial contract

Location: RG17 9UD

The role is designed to help a recent university graduate secure their first paid forestry employment and provide the successful applicant an excellent first step to a successful forestry career. Thanks to the support of the Patsy Wood Trust, the Future Trees Trust and the RFS, in partnership with Forestry Consultant William Hamer we are proud to offer this outstanding opportunity.

Nature Conservation Estate Workers - Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Limited

Logo: Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Limited

Location: Bristol & Bath, Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels.

40 hours/wk. Early October 2021 - end March 2022. Possibly longer and career progression. Mileage allowance. £18,500p/a pro rata

Ideal opportunities for those passionate about nature and starting out in the conservation industry. Gain invaluable experience of countryside management and discover extensive networking possibilities. Join our small dynamic team undertaking felling, coppicing, tree surgery, fencing, wildlife pond construction, footpath maintenance and scrub clearance, mainly on SSSIs.

Site Operative - Greenfields Countryside LImited

Full-time

Cropwell Bishop

Works involved is varied and includes general maintenance, strimming, planting, fencing, arboriculture, tree felling, tree dismantling, tree removal, stump grinding, pruning, tree & hedge planting, hedge cutting, forestry maintenance, quarry maintenance, ecological and landscaping.

Property Manager - The Future Forest Company

Logo: The Future Forest Company

£35-£42K (depending on experience)

We are recruiting a permanent role of Property Manager for our large site (800 ha) on the beautiful Scottish island of Mull. The diversity of habitats and buildings across the site have been underdeveloped previously and we are looking for an experienced, energetic and talented individual (or couple) to lead its transformation. A new herd of highland cattle is being created alongside an established sheep flock and drove of wooly pigs.

Land Management and Machinery Teacher - Kingston Maurward College

Hours: 33.3 hours per week (0.9 fraction) which is 4.5 days per week, Monday – Friday with flexibility to meet business needs

Salary: £18,684 - £21,638.70 per annum (£20,760 - £24,043 per annum pro rata) which is point L4b – L7c on the Academic Staff Salary Scale - depending on skills and teaching experience. A market pay supplement of up to £3,000 per annum may be available to reflect this skills shortage area.

To support the delivery of a high-quality learning experience for learners wishing to develop their education and careers in countryside management and agriculture.

For this role, we are looking for an enthusiastic, talented and self-motivated person to teach level 2 and 3 agriculture land and wildlife and countryside students.

Forestry Hand Cutter and Climber Tree Surgeon - Chris Arnold Tree Surgery

Logo: Chris Arnold Tree Surgery

Climber Tree Surgeon

Full time, Permanent

Salary from £28,000 depending on experience

A main climber required with one or more years’ experience to join our established and thriving company within the Cheltenham area.

Forestry Hand Cutter

Full time Permanent

Salary: Starting From £25,000.00 per year

Forestry Hand cutter required to join our growing forestry team