Arboricultural Consultant – Extended Closing Date

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    North England

  • Location

    Preston

  • Salary

    £27,000 - £32,000 (DOE)

  • Date Posted

    18/08/2022

  • Closing Date

    31/10/2022

Job description

Bowland Tree Consultancy Ltd. is a well-established and reputable arboricultural consultancy practice based in Preston, Lancashire, with a second office in Penrith, Cumbria. We boast an extensive portfolio of experience, servicing clients locally, regionally and nationally. We are a small yet growing business with big plans for the future, looking for the right person to join our busy team.

We are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced Arboricultural Consultant to join our team on a full- time, permanent basis. The main purpose of the role is to deliver an efficient and effective arboricultural consultancy service in a dynamic, client-focused, commercial environment. The post holder will work flexibly, independently and as part of the team.

Main duties of the role:

  • To take responsibility for surveying and inspecting trees for development site assessments and for risk management purposes.
  • To prepare associated reports, directly liaising with clients, agents, local planning authorities and members of the public, on behalf of the company and its clients.
  • To assist in the management of junior staff, where required, dependent on experience.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Self-motivated, diligent, and an effective communicator, with a professional manner and a keen eye for detail; and, able to perform well in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.

Essential criteria:

  • An arboriculture qualification to a minimum of level 4
  • At least 3 years’ experience of surveying trees, report preparation and client liaison
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Experience in the preparation of fee proposals
  • A comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of all relevant arboricultural legislation and guidance, in particular the planning system and BS5837:2012
  • Strong tree, pest and disease identification skills and a good understanding of tree biology and tree biomechanics
  • An understanding and appreciation of project budgetary constraints and targets
  • Computer and IT literate, with experience in using Microsoft Office products and, preferably, AutoCAD
  • A full UK driving licence

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