Senior Arboricultural Consultant – Leading Independent Consultancy

South East • £27K – £32K + Superb Range of Company Bens • Ref: JSM 11998


Posted 8th October 2020

Would you like to work for an organisation that prides itself on being unique to all other consultancies?  How does unlimited leave, complete flexibility, and the opportunity to work on diverse range of exciting projects sound?

To continue with their successful journey, my client is looking to recruit a Senior Ecologist to join their expanding team.

Set up just 5 years ago, my client has enjoyed consistent growth ever since.  Striving to employ the best and brightest, they reward hard work and dedication.  My client provides ecology consultancy services to a wide range of clients.  Priding themselves in technical excellence and providing an innovative, pragmatic, client-friendly service.  Building on their success, they have an excellent opportunity for a Principal Ecologist to join their team.

As a young business they are seeking people who are passionate about ecology, strive for excellence and are excited by being part of a young business.  This role would be perfect for someone wanting to take the next step on the career ladder and challenge themselves in a supportive environment.

My client works across the UK with the majority of our projects across the Home Counties, South and Midlands.

The right candidate will work closely with the company founder to develop this new service area in the business.  The right person will be excited by joining a rapidly growing business and have clear ambition to grow with the business helping shape it as a modern, innovative environmental consultancy.  The scope of this role is flexible and will give the right candidate an opportunity to shape their place in the business.




As a Senior Arboricultural Consultant you will be expected to work closely with the Company Director to develop the range of arboricultural services.  You will be working alongside the team and external suppliers,  both managing and assisting on a range of projects. The primary role will include undertaking BS5837:2012 Tree surveys, Arboricultural Impact Assessments and Arboricultural Method Statements, clerk of works and hazard assessments.

You should  be able to work independently to secure commissions and undertake survey work.

Ideally You Will Have The Following

·         Genuine and demonstrable enthusiasm for trees and the environment
·         Degree in Arboriculture or Forestry or equivalent qualification or experience (e.g. Arboricultural Association level 3-4 or higher)
·         Member of a relevant professional body such as RICS, Arboricultural Association or ICF
·         Detailed working knowledge of arboricultural work, including legislation and planning policy
·         Experience of producing tree risk management surveys/reports
·         Ability to lead field teams and manage projects
·         Excellent report writing skills
·         Motivated to work both independently and as part of a team, often in remote locations
·         Good communication skills both with colleagues, clients and third parties
·         Comfortable designing surveys and quoting for work
·         Full driving licence and use of a car
·         The project-based nature of our work means the candidate must be willing to undertake travel and work away from home with overnight stays

Desirable Skills

·         LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection certificate
·         NPTC CS38 Climbing Trees and Aerial Rescue Certificate
·         Demonstrable experience of developing business across a range of sectors
·         Experience of using mapping software e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS, CAD or Vector Works software

My Client Offers

·         Apple computer and IPhone
·         Competitive salary
·         Professional memberships paid for
·         Unlimited in-house and external training budget
·         Colleague nominated bonus scheme
·         Generous pension
·         Unlimited annual leave and flexible approach to work time, complimenting a healthy work life balance

New perks added frequently, reflecting being part of an exciting and innovative young business.

Candidates will ideally live within commuting distance to the Oxford area or be willing to relocate.  However, there is significant flexibility for a mix of working from home and the office.

Being part of a young company offers excellent opportunities to be a part of a growing SME with clear strategic direction and opportunities to grow with the business.

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.

Rewards & Benefits

 This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead.  My client offers a lot of training as well as great scope for progression and reward.  You will have significant input into the growth and development of the business. 

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money (  However, if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round.  We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.

This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates.  JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape.

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