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Principal Arboricultural Consultant

£40000.0 - £55000.0 per annum + £40-£55k
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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My client are professional, expert advisors on all matters relating to trees, woodland and the natural environment. From environmental planning to garden design and delivery, they offer a unique end-to-end service and expertise of the highest quality within one cohesive team, providing clients with continuity and reassurance.

They offer; woodland, garden design & planning consultancy from their team of highly qualified Arboriculturists, Ecologists, Foresters, Garden Designers, Landscape Architects, Soil Specialists and Contractors. Their in-house operational teams make project delivery much easier and more rewarding.

Your new role

You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of ecologists, landscape architects, foresters, GIS consultants, and operational staff to ensure that our clients receive high-quality arboricultural advice and support.


  • Provide technical expertise in arboriculture to support our clients\' projects.
  • Conduct tree surveys and assessments, including tree condition surveys, tree hazard assessments, and tree risk assessments.
  • Prepare and review arboricultural reports, management plans, and other technical documents to support planning applications and project delivery.
  • Provide advice and guidance on tree protection and planting, including the design and implementation of tree preservation plans.
  • Work closely with our multidisciplinary team to ensure that arboricultural issues are identified and resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Liaise with clients, contractors, and regulatory bodies to ensure that arboricultural requirements are met.
  • Mentor and provide guidance to junior staff, including technical training and professional development.
  • Contribute to business development and marketing activities to grow our arboricultural services.

What you\'ll need to succeed

  • Proven experience in arboricultural consultancy roles, preferably in the residential or land development sectors.
  • A degree in arboriculture, forestry, or a related field.
  • Experience in conducting tree surveys and assessments, including tree condition surveys, tree hazard assessments, and tree risk assessments.
  • Knowledge of arboricultural legislation, regulations, and policies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

What you\'ll get in return

  • A competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus and pension scheme.
  • 29 days holiday, including bank holidays (based on a 40 hour week), rising to 34 days, including bank holidays, after 2 years' service.
  • Death in service scheme.
  • Time off in Lieu scheme to recognise a healthy work-life balance.
  • Travel expenses and breakdown cover, plus access to pool cars and vans.
  • CPD and training opportunities.
  • Membership fees and subscriptions to relevant professional bodies covered by the company.
  • Discount to various places on site in Oxford [restaurants, plant shops etc.]
  • Annual company social events for staff and their families.
  • Access to 4 holiday homes at a reduced price, including those in Pembrokeshire, North Scotland, and Brittany (France).

What you need to do now
If you\'re interested in this role, click \'apply now\' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn\'t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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