Assistant Arboriculturist - Guildford
Thomson Environmental Consultants
About the CompanyThomson was first established in 2004, known as Thomson Ecology. Founders Nancy Thomson (CEO) and John Mundy, were quickly followed by Richard Arnold as Technical Director. The three shared a vision to provide excellence and innovation in all aspects of ecology and biodiversity.
Today, operating as Thomson environmental consultancy, we have a team of over 150 specialists on hand, with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with our clients.
In-house at Thomson, we have expertise in terrestrial ecology, marine services, freshwater ecology and management, Marine laboratory services (invertebrates, fish and sediment analyses), habitat creation and management, geospatial data management and mapping, arboriculture consultancy and contracting, and landscape architecture.
To support our work, we have a varied range of accreditations and industry memberships that demonstrate our commitment to standards and quality across our work.
About the jobDo you love trees and working outside? Are you hard working, enthusiastic and well organised? Due to business growth, we are looking for an immediately available Assistant Arboriculturist to join our team based in Guildford.
You will be joining a small dynamic team, so will be expected to be involved in many aspects of the business – from site surveys, reporting and face-to-face client interaction. This is a great opportunity to gain the experience, skills and knowledge needed to impress high-end clients.
Our work is national, so you will need to be prepared to travel regularly to different sites and stay away from home, as well as on occasions visit our regional offices across the UK.
Preferred SkillsYou will ideally be immediately available and have
a qualification to QCF Level 3 or 4 in arboriculture
membership of the Arboricultural Association or other related, professional body
relevant tree survey experience within a consultancy or other commercial environment
experience of undertaking tree hazard/condition surveys using Visual Tree Assessment (VTA) and development surveys in accordance with BS5837:2012
have excellent written and verbal communication skills; be able to produce meticulous and accurate technical reports as well as communicate confidently with clients and stakeholders
be computer literate with experience of using MS office, GIS systems and tree survey software
be organised with proven ability to multi-task
be able and willing to travel and stay away from home
have a full UK driving licence and use of a car
have a positive outlook and a strong desire to succeed.
You’ll be joining a happy, friendly workplace, guided by our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence and enjoy all the benefits we have to offer, including;
5 weeks annual leave per year (pro rata)
private pension contributions
collaborative and supportive culture
fantastic on-the-job training
opportunities for career progression
regular social events, including a Summer and Christmas party!
paid mileage, travel & subsistence, whilst away from home
discounted gym membership (subject to location)
free parking (site dependent)
cycle to work scheme
discounted outdoor clothing
fully stocked kitchen, including unlimited supply of biscuits, with the odd cake thrown in for good measure!
What can you expect from life at Thomson? Read some of our employee testimonials:
Working at Thomson has provided me with the opportunity to grow on both a personal and professional level. Thomson believes in investing in its employees through internal and external training, and as a result I have been able to obtain multiple species licences during my time here. The regional teams provide continual support to each other, and in my experience, everybody is always generous in sharing their knowledge and working together to continue the success of the company.
Thomson offers its staff a great culture in which to thrive. With an open door policy, supportive team environment and flexible working, it creates a happy and productive work place. Our CEO is always keen to explore new ventures, making Thomson an exciting place to work and let’s not forget our amazing staff parties organised by our very own social team!
I have been at Thomson seven years now and love it! I started in a very junior role and since then have continually been given the chance to prove myself, take on new roles and develop a career I really enjoy with great people!
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