1. Job vacancy

Arb & Landscape Inspector - Kent

The Employer

Our client is a large national engineering provider set up in 2003 as a joint venture

by three large plcs to win motorway network and other highway contracts. They

currently have awards worth hundreds of millions of pounds. The company is able to

provide planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of motorways and

trunk roads. Part of the contracts involves the management of the green infra-

structure associated with these networks and specifically the associated tree stock.

The Job

As a consequence they are looking to employ an Arboricultural and Landscape

Inspector to assist with this element of the service delivery in Kent and Sussex. This is

a varied and interesting role that will involve working as part of a team of

environmental professionals; with specific responsibility for:

The Candidate

1. Undertaking tree inspections for trees on highways and adjoining land; making

recommendations for remedial works as necessary,

2. Undertaking landscape assessments; identifying where schemes are failing to

meet the criteria,

3. Attending site and other project meetings,

4. Providing technical advice to other teams within the organisation,

5. Dealing with Customer Care enquiries,

The suitable candidate will hold a minimum Level 3 qualification in arboriculture

and ideally an additional horticultural or landscape qualification. Previous

experience of tree surveying and landscape maintenance; ideally adjacent to or near

highways is desirable. A full driving licence is essential.

The Package

In return our client is offering an attractive salary of up to £29000 pa, 24 days annual

leave plus bank holidays, a pension and CPD.


For more information, please contact Bruce Blackman at CTC.

Tel. 01743 344466 or email bruce

2. Job vacancy

Arb Manager - West London

The Employer

Our client is a medium sized arboricultural contractor based on the outskirts of west London. They have been trading since 2001 and have an established client base consisting of commercial and domestic clients, including several large social landlords as well as prestigious central London estates/squares. The work for the Housing Associations includes a complete tree management service; involving mapping and surveying the tree stock and then specifying remedial works as part of a cyclical programme undertaken over a number of years. After nearly ten years of service the current Manager is leaving to work for himself and the company is looking to recruit a replacement. 

The Job

The role is a varied and interesting position involving a mix of management, technical and hands on functions:

  1. Management:

Oversee two teams of staff; issuing and organising day to day work,

Management of a fleet of four work vehicles and associated plant and machinery,

Administrative duties such as H&S paperwork and financial reporting,

Upkeep of an office and yard facility including disposal of green waste,

Pricing and quoting for work; client liaison and site meetings,

  1. Technical:

Undertake large tree surveys; specifying and prioritising works,

Undertake ad-hoc safety inspections,

  1. Practical:

Duties will include assisting the work teams from the ground for 2-3 days per week,

Undertake stump grinding and other follow up works,

Collecting/delivering plant and equipment, materials, hand tools and/or PPE.

The Candidate

Candidates should have as a minimum Team Leader experience and associated NPTC climbing and chainsaw qualifications. For the technical part of the role a Level 3 qualification in Arboriculture is essential. For those candidates who do not have a higher level qualification we would provide further training. Good organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients and peers are important requirements of the role. They also expect candidates to be IT literate since the use of computerised tree management and mapping software is part of the job.

The Package

In return they are offering a salary package of £30,000 - £34,000 plus company vehicle, paid annual leave and extensive CPD/training.  The position also offers a realistic opportunity to exceed this salary bracket  with profit related pay .

Closing Date: 24 May 2017

For more information, please contact Bruce Blackman at CTC.

Tel. 01743 344466 or email bruce@ctcrecruitment.co.uk


3. Job vacancy


Principal Tree Officer for LB Islington

Main area
Environment & Regeneration
P03 £36,912 - £39,855 p.a.
Full time 35 hours per week
Job ref
1 Cottage Road
P03 £36,912 - £39,855 p.a.
30/05/2017 23:59

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual to join the London Borough of Islington’s dynamic and innovative Tree Service.

Islington council’s Tree Service manage over 44,000 trees on council land as well as providing a regulatory function for planning. In addition to managing Islington’s tree stock, we have set up a commercial enterprise “iCo Green” are providing and selling our services to external clients and growing the service. It is an exciting time to be part of our team.

The Tree Service is committed to developing its staff. We take an active role in the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) and encourage members of the team to participate in working parties and attend seminars.

The Principal Tree Officer will be responsible for organising the overall delivery of work programs and projects, overseeing the services’ staff, budget and contract management.

You do not need to have formal training in Arboriculture, but will need to be able to demonstrate an excellent ability to manage projects, contracts and budgets. We are seeking a highly motivated, effective team player that has the understanding needed to develop staff and a team. You will need to have the facility to learn and assimilate new information while also being an excellent communicator. The role requires interaction with customers and therefore excellent people skills are required.

The Tree Service operate a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year emergency call out service. This is provided by members of the team on a rotational basis and the successful candidate will have the option to be considered to be part of this rota. Currently, there is an additional payment of £175.00 per call out week and on average, the rota will require each member of the team to be on call for 13 weeks per year.

If you are interested in this position and would like an informal discussion please contact: Jake Tibbetts on 020 7527 7262

Closing date: Tuesday 30th May 2017 at 23:59
Interviews & Testing Date: To be confirmed


Sponsored by Barcham Trees

How to Become a Member

Members can attend, for free, the LTOA meetings which are held four times a year and cover a wide range of tree related matters.

Click here to find out how to become an associate member