First Ecology: Arboriculturist

Closing date:
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Callow Rock Offices , Shipham Road, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3DQ
The position involves assisting clients to assess and manage their arboricultural assets.

Contact details

To apply, please send your CV to Helen Ward (Consultancy Manager) at Enquiries are welcome by telephone to 01823 652425. Please ask for Helen Ward.

 The closing date for applications is the 5th February 2020 (17:00). Interviews will be held the week commencing the 10th February 2020. No recruitment agencies or previous applicants please.

First Ecology

First Ecology is an environmental consultancy committed to upholding best practice standards whilst also achieving pragmatic project outcomes. To deliver services of the highest quality, First Ecology is committed to the recruitment and training of talented individuals with the expertise to provide technical advice and support on development and conservation schemes across the UK. We specialise in ecology, arboricultural and landscape services but routinely work collaboratively as part of multidisciplinary teams. Due to our dedicated work ethic and positive approach, we have established a broad customer base which extends across public, private and commercial sectors. This affords a diversity of project types from minor habitat management tasks to participation in national development projects and ensures a varied and interesting project portfolio. As well as offering an engaging and rewarding career, your work will generate unrestricted funds which will be returned to the parent company, Somerset Wildlife Trust, to support their charitable conservation work across the county.


First Ecology is keen to support your continued professional development as an arboriculturist. We will help you to develop your expertise through close working with senior arboriculturists and formal external training. There will also be ongoing opportunities to collaborate with our ecologist team to enhance your appreciation of issues which affect both disciplines. Working alongside our clients and statutory consultees you will be able to expand your professional network and reputation whilst informing the design and build of a diversity of projects from small scale property development to large scale woodland management. We will ensure that you are well equipped and proficient in the use of systems and programmes for efficient data capture and sharing; and to ensure you are up to date with any advances in arboriculture, we will fund membership of the Arboricultural Association and related subscriptions. Though regular discussions, we will transparently convey the requirements for promotion to ensure that, if you wish, you are able to target your efforts towards career progression.

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