Arboricultural Consultant Wanted - Sevenoaks

Consultant SEVENOAKS, South East (United Kingdom) Full Time£40,000 - £50,000 (GBP)

About the job

Down to Earth Trees Ltd is a well-established Tree Management company, renowned for our high standards and the passion with which we take care of trees. We are looking for an experienced full- time Arboricultural Consultant to join our team.

This full-time role includes project management of new and established large and small scale tree surveys and consultancy to provide a professional consultancy services including:

  • BS5387:2012 Tree Surveys, AIA, AMS, Site Supervision and Monitoring etc.
  • Tree health and condition inspections.
  • Tree safety surveys.
  • VALID Tree Risk-Benefit Assessment and Management Survey.
  • TPO/CA advice and council liaison.
  • Woodland management reports.
  • Site supervision and monitoring.
  • Aerial tree inspections using rope and harness/MEWP/Drone inspections.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Collate professional, concise, and industry appropriate written reports and correspondence using current software such as GIS and other specific mapping tree management software and templates as approved by the Company.
  • Provide clear, honest, and verified advice to commercial and domestic clients.
  • To work closely and communicate with other professionals internally and externally in order to support the completion of surveys and contractual works.
  • To use internal decay detection equipment, practices and to interpret results in order to evidence and support Company written reports; and to, when needed, explain in depth the results to clients to ensure client understanding.
  • Provide a mentorship role to Arboricultural Consultant(s) and assist with queries or questions to ensure their career development is on track and be on hand for annual appraisals or periodic progress meetings.
  • To collate quotations for clients if costs have been requested as part of a survey contract.
  • Assist Principal Arboricultural Consultant and Company Directors to ensure the Consultancy Department is a financially viable element of the business by monitoring enquiries and workloads of the Consultancy Team to ensure adequate work is assigned, or new work streams are investigated to promote new work generation as required.
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Preferred Skills

Experience: Have a thorough and proven working knowledge of the planning system/ legislation as well as with BS 5837: 2012 Tree Surveys and the preparation of Arboricultural Impact Assessments / bespoke Arboricultural Method Statements.

  • Level 3 or 4 qualification in Arboriculture
  • Ideally hold LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection Qualification (or willing to train towards)
  • A valid driving license is an essential requirement for this role to mobilise between site visits and working sites.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to liaise between a variety of levels including management, crew members, domestic clients, and commercial clients.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English for report writing purposes.
  • People management skills are required to enable cooperation with both clients and colleagues.
  • To have good IT skills, ideally with experience of Office 365 and AutoCAD packages
  • Be organised with excellent time management skills.
  • A professional and friendly, ‘can do’ attitude to any task

Benefits Offered

- Employees are given an additional day leave for their Birthday.

- Employees are offered a Birthday gift on behalf of the Company each year.

- 28 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays.

- Company closure during the Christmas Festive period each year.

- Long-Term Service Reward Scheme with additional leave allocation.

- Potential for hybrid working at discretion of Directors

- We are heavily focused on employee CPD (Continued Professional Development)

- Company pension scheme

- Branded uniform and PPE supplied

- Pool car allocation for site visits

- Onsite free parking

- There is an office dog

- Referral Scheme


About the Company

Down to Earth Trees Ltd

Down to Earth Trees Ltd is a well-established Tree Management company, renowned for our high standards and the passion with which we take care of trees. Our highly skilled and specialist teams provide a wide range of tree management, consultancy and arboricultural services, backed by unrivalled levels of experience.

We remain one of the longest established companies to earn the prestigious Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor certification

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