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Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire


Salary: from £26,000 depending on experience


About us:


Keystone is passionate about the delivery of exceptional quality ecological consultancy services and engaging with clients from all sectors to deliver benefits for wildlife and mitigate environmental harm.


We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and skilled Arboricultural Consultant to work closely with our Ecology Team on projects with relevant arboricultural constraints and also independently on arboricultural lead projects.


Keystone Ecology would particularly like to hear from Arboricultural specialists who are interested in improving their knowledge of ecological surveys and consultancy, with the potential to work towards a survey licence for bats, while helping to develop knowledge and experience of arboricultural surveys and assessments within our existing ecology team.



About the Arboricultural Consultant role:


Keystone has a permanent full-time position available for an Arboricultural Consultant. The role will involve the management and delivery of arboricultural related projects in addition to assisting with larger ecological projects with the opportunity to influence the future development of the business.



Duties of the Arboricultural Consultant role:


Typical works include:


  • Undertaking arboricultural surveys and assessments in accordance with best practice;

  • Producing technically accurate reports and plans;

  • Managing projects to ensure budget and timescale delivery

  • Liaison with clients, contracts, sub-contractors and statutory bodies

You would need to live within commuting distance of the Tetbury area and be prepared to work throughout the UK.


Requirements of the Arboricultural Consultant role:




  • A degree in a relevant discipline - arboricultural or forestry

  • A Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture (or equivalent QCF Level ¾ qualification)

  • At least three years experience of arboricultural assessments in the consultancy sector, independently delivering arboricultural services including the application of industry standard methodologies (BS5837:2012,  BS 8545:2014, BS3998: 2010)

  • Knowledge of relevant policy and legislation relating to arboricultural matters

  • Be highly competent in the use of Word, Excel, Outlook, GIS and preferably AutoCad

  • Have strong report writing skills

  • The ability to communicate appropriately with a diverse range of clients

  • Experience of remote and independent field working

  • Ability to accommodate flexible/unsociable working hours

  • A sound understanding of issues relating to site safety and supervision

  • Proven track record of successful project management

  • Evidence of recent active training and CPD within the arboricultural industry

  • A member of the Arboricultural Association

  • A full UK driving licence



  • A CSCS card

  • LANTRA Professional Tree Inspector Certificate

  • Experience conducting bat and other protected species surveys

  • A Natural England Class Bat Licence

  • CS38 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue Certificate


Benefits offered:


  • The opportunity to establish and develop an arboricultural team within a reputable and well respected Ecological Consultancy and Contracting company during an exciting period of growth and development. We offer a competitive salary, pension, bonus scheme and health insurance combined with excellent options for career progression within the team as it expands. We are committed to understanding and fulfilling the training aspirations of our consultants.

If you are interested or would like further information please respond via Arbtalk or alternatively call 01666 503687 or via email on [email protected]

Many thanks for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you.  

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