Principal Arboricultural Consultant

Posted 5 February by Capita Managed Services


Principal Arboricultural Consultant
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Salary: up to £42,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent Contract, Full-Time 37 hours per week

Closing date (applications to be received by): 9th March 2018

Place Services is a traded service of Essex County Council, providing multi-disciplinary solutions to local authority and private sector clients. The success of our commercial practice means we are now looking for a resourceful, confident and professional tree specialist to grow and develop the arboricultural part of the business.

You will have overall responsibility for arboriculture within Place Services, managing a team of six consultants and juniors, under the direction of the Natural Environment Manager. You will have the opportunity to lead the team on a wide range of exciting projects focused on tree risk surveys, BS5837 surveys (both client side and on behalf of Local Planning Authorities), tree inventories, policy development, and the delivery of sustainable development.

We are seeking a skilled and knowledgeable Principal Arboricultural Consultant with a minimum of seven years' consultancy experience and strong account management and bid-writing skills. All applicants should be Professional members of the Arboricultural Association and or Full members of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, with evidence of continued personal development and the ability to respond pragmatically and creatively to challenging deadlines and a varied workload.


Our people are integral to our success and we are proud to invest in staff training and development. For the right individuals, we offer a competitive salary, a generous benefit and training package, and a truly varied workload. Based in our offices in Chelmsford, you will work as part of a committed team of professionals, delivering an exciting array of projects across the south-east. We will be looking to interview for these roles on 16th March 2018.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Neil Harvey, Natural Environment Manager at .


Please see our website for further information about the team and the work we undertake. https://www.placeservices.co.uk

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees, including:

  • A local government pension scheme (LGPS), a career average scheme with employee and employer contributions
  • Annual leave entitlement of up to 29 days per year (depending upon grade and length of service)
  • Purchase of additional annual leave (up to agreed limits)
  • Flexible working arrangements (for most roles but depending upon service requirements)
  • Discounted shopping through a dedicated Reward Portal (including discounts at major supermarkets)
  • Training and development and payment of professional fees (approved professions only)
  • Relocation package (up to £8,000) where agreed
  • Employee assistance programme provided in-house (wellbeing and counselling provision)
  • Childcare vouchers, through salary sacrifice
Please note ECC regularly reviews its reward and benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

Reference: 34398758

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