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  1. 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: Essential: 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 Beneficial 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 jobs@keyenv.co.uk Many thanks for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you.
  2. I’ve read a lot about oils and wax but I can’t find anything which gives the finish I am after suggesting to me it can’t, which is not a word I like to use, be done! I would like to keep the sanded matt finish on an oak slab (table top) but bring out the grain, without colouring too much, yet protect it from the kids spilling their cereal or the misses her coffee. Am I looking for tartan paint or is there a way of achieving this? The slab has good colour/grain without any treatment so I’d take a protected matt finish over bringing out the grain if it’s a case of one or the other. Any assistance much appreciated, novis at work!
  3. Thanks for the tips, think I’ll see how it responds and maybe put in some ties, I’d like it to look as natural as possible so treatment is the next hurdle. Id not heard of browning before looked into it and definitely think the fungus has played a part in the colouring. Made these shelves from a thinner slab from the same stem. Not great pics but you get the idea, the black mark is from 3 nice chunky cast iron nails which did wonders for the ripping chain.
  4. Looking for some advice, I milled an Oak slab from a stem I felled about 5yrs ago which I then let sit for about 2yrs before bringing it in the garage to work it, figuring it would be sufficiently seasoned. I was planning on turning it into a table so I’ve planed it and started sanding however it’s developing a crack which I’m convinced is spreading. This is my first attempt so excuse my ignorance but is it likely to simply split in two and if so is it doomed or can something be done to prevent it? I’ve attached a couple of pics which don’t show it fantastically. It’s a really nice piece and I’ve invested a lot of time into it now so don’t want to give up on it too easily similarly I also don’t want to press on and get rid of my existing dining table if it’s days are numbered. Any advice would be much appreciated! thanks in advance, Joe
  5. Keystone have a range of positions available from ground-worker to site supervisor within our expanding team of Ecological Contractors. Applicants would conduct a variety of works centred around land management, tree and scrub clearance, habitat creation and protected species mitigation. We are looking to recruit a number of hardworking, competent and diligent individuals prepared to work hard in an outdoor environment. Day to day operations will be from our yard facility just off of M4 Junction 18 with operatives expected to work away periodically. Salary will be dependant on experience and certifications ranging from 18-24k + periodical performance bonus, 28 days holiday, staying away incentives and good career progression opportunities. For full details please contact; joe.bradshaw@keyenv.co.uk // 01666 503687
  6. Bit short notice but I am after a couple of guys to bolster my team on a job in Ashford next week. Full week available, easy felling and processing work however CSCS Card is required. It would be advantageous to have a chipper ticket but aside from that cs30/31 will be sufficient Competitive day rates available pending experience and whether or not you are providing your own saw. I can supply fuel naturally you would need to provide PPE. If you are interested or want any further info drop me an email; Cheers joe.bradshaw@keyenv.co.uk
  7. Cheers Gents, I figure if you are in the business of pilfering other peoples kit the first thing you are going to do it detach the power supply to any potential tracking devices. It had a pressure activated immobiliser but wouldn't take a moment (evidently) to locate this. Its rare that we would leave it on a site, unfortunate circumstances on this occasion meant we had no choice. If you are able to keep an eye out TheHungrySquirrel that would be much appreciated, as I say I don't hold out much hope but I would be willing to offer a reward for information leading to its return. Cheers
  8. Morning all, Our 2011 Jenson 540t vari-track/tilt-bed was recently (14/07/2016) stolen from a site in Ashford Kent. A touch of bad luck and a touch of complacency but either way the thing is gone. We have a white transit van on camera making off with it although we don't have it on camera loading it, it is evident from the way its riding out of site that something heavy is in the back. The police have been typically unhelpful just waiting on news from the insurers now as to whether or not they are going to pay out. I have registered it on Arbsafe. I don't hold out much hope for its return, but I would be willing to offer a reward for information leading to its recovery. I also wondered if anyone has fitted their kit with these new GPS trackers and whether or not they have proved useful? Thanks in advance. Joe 07894066688
  9. I currently have a considerable amount of tree and scrub clearance in and around the Bristol/Cardiff area which we tend to operate from our yard just off Junc.18 of the m4 but I am open to people meeting us on site if it makes sense logistically. Its mostly ground work but there will be some climbing required so tickets for the latter would be advantageous but minimum requirements will be cs30/31 and associated PPE. I can provide saws so long as they are looked after but would expect people to provide their own climbing equipment when required. Here comes the tricky part - I need CSCS or ROLO equivalent for the majority of my sites. PTS would also be advantageous pending who your sponsor is, I have work in the rail sector throughout November and into December likely January too. Pay is governed by company policy and will be on a day rate basis, which is negotiable pending experience and qualification, and will be 30 days from receipt of invoice which you can submit weekly. If you are interested and would like further details drop me an email with location/certs/experience/availability and we can take it from there. joe.bradshaw@keyenv.co.uk Cheers Joe
  10. I am looking to bolster my in house team for a straight forward clearance job between Watford and Rickmansworth in mid November I anticipate it taking at least 2 weeks, the weather will play a bit role in this. Its mainly small stuff with some larger trees - no climbing required with everything being burnt on site. Operatives will need CS30/31 and their own chainsaw PPE as a minimum, I can provide saws providing they are looked after appropriately. Payment is governed by company terms and will be 30 days from the date of invoice by BACS, Day rates are negotiable depending on experience and provision of own kit. If you have any further questions drop me an email on joe.bradshaw@keyenv.co.uk Cheers Joe
  11. I have subcontractor work available immediately in the South West (bath/Newport/Swindon area) and the South East (Ashford/Sittingbourne)some climbing some standard felling but critically I need CSCS Cards, in addition to chainsaw accreditations. We have a yard based near Bath and operate most of our works from there we can pay accommodation for work away but this will affect the day rate I am able to offer so local contractors would be preferable. If you fit the above criteria please drop me an email on; joe.bradshaw@keyenv.co.uk 07894066688
  12. Hi all, I'm after a few extra chainsaw operatives to bolster my crew for a site in Burgess Hill nr Worthing/Brighton Mon-Fri commencing Nov 17th. Its mainly small stuff unlikely to be any climbing required but its possible. Pay will range pending experience/provision of kit etc; Bottom end £10/hr. if you are interested and available let me know preferably by email/telephone but I will also check in on here periodically. cheers, Joe joe.bradshaw@keyenv.co.uk 07803400346
  13. Looking for advice really... I recently managed to haul a couple of Oak trunks back to my yard and I am considering whittling some form of DIY dining table/bench for the garden. Basically my enquiry is whether a mobile sawmill might be interested and if so how much is it likely to cost (vs buying a similar sized ready cut slab of timber). I have plenty of log timber so fancied putting it to use some other way. The larger/straighter (pictured) of the two is approx. 1m diameter and 2.5m long the other probably the same length and slightly thinner ranging from 0.7-1m. There is good vehicular access into my yard which is in south Gloucestershire just off the m4 Junc 18. I guess I would want slabs about 75mm thick, not too heavy but thick enough to prevent warping too dramatically. I would bow to those with a greater level of knowledge, it may be completely impractical just an idea at this stage so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers gents
  14. Approximately 3 weeks work for a team of 4 (pending interest I may take more) to assist my in house crew with a mixture of felling/pollarding on a site just south of Watford, everything is to be burnt on site. Day rates will be subject to experience and whether you are running/providing additional operatives. All contractors will be expected to provide their own Chainsaw trousers, helmet and chainsaw boots/wellingtons (I would advise wellies as the site is quite wet). In addition to this I expect to be provided with copies of your cs30/31 and any other relevant certification. There is scope for bringing in additional Draggers but preferably everyone on site will be familiar with conducting/working around chainsaw operations. if you are interested please contact me on my work email as detailed below or call me on my office line, also below. work is scheduled to commence this coming Monday when we will be setting up burn stations/marking out clearance areas so I would need guys from Tuesday 4th. joe.bradshaw@keyenv.co.uk 01666 503687 07803 400346

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