1. Job vacancy


SJAtrees is one of the foremost Arboricultural Consultancies in the SE, undertaking a range of planning and hazard survey work for prestigious commercial clients.

We are now looking to recruit another Surveyor/ Technician to join our team from January or February 2018, supporting our highly-experienced AA Registered Consultant and other Consultants. The role, based from our offices in Tadworth will provide a wide variety of work, including pre-development tree surveying and reporting, tree condition and veteran tree assessments, supervision and monitoring of new buildings close to trees and CAD. Sites range from single trees to large developments with 1000 + trees.

We offer a mentoring programme and significant training, including PTI certification. You will gain valuable experience in tree surveying and reporting. Candidates should have a background of sound practical experience in tree surgery / climbing or Local Government planning/tree management and now wish to broaden their career into Consultancy or have recently graduated with a degree or recognized equivalent qualification in arboriculture. We are also interested in experienced surveyors looking for their next career move.

Excellent written and verbal and communication skills, I.T. literate and with a practical approach. CAD experience would be a distinct advantage, although full training will be offered. An ability to undertake climbed tree inspections is desirable but not essential.

Salary according to experience and qualifications and in the range £25k to £34k pa. We offer a Pension scheme and 25 days paid holiday and shared use of a company vehicle.

To apply please email your CV and a short covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone for an informal chat 01737 813058.

2. Job vacancy 

Trees & Woodland Officer Posts

About Croydon
Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.Croydon is a naturally ambitious council – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.
Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we’re constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.
Because with growth comes increased demand – but also huge opportunity. Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.

About the Role
Trees & Woodland Officer Posts (2 roles) grade 10 £33,444 to £35,286 (1 post 5 year fixed term and 1 post permanent)

What we are looking for:

We are looking for 2 Trees & Woodland Officers to join us at a time of exciting and positive change in
delivering vital services to over 360,000 residents.
As the Trees & Woodland Officers in the Streets and Environment Team, you will be responsible for:
 Ensuring the councils extensive tree stock is effectively managed within the allocated resources for the borough residents and future generations.
 Working as part of a small team of arboriculturists in overseeing the contract management of the service provider in the delivery of works to agreed specifications and timescales.
 Providing contributions towards developing the service in identifying pressures and effectively managing the expectations of interested parties.

The Role:
Working for the London Borough of Croydon, you will have the opportunity to shape the one of London’s extensive arboricultural landscapes. You must be committed about the value of public services and their delivery, making a positive difference to the lives of residents and visitors to the borough as well as
demonstrating the following points:
 Customer focussed and results driven
 Qualified in arboricultural or related horticultural discipline
 Provide technical advice and reports to internal customers and stake holders
 Develop the 5 year tree planting programme across the borough (fixed term post)

The Rewards
Full time, permanent position, 36 hrs per week, 28 days holiday, Pay scale grade 10 £33.444 to £35,286 pa. A supportive culture and cohesive team spirit, CPD opportunities such as LTOA seminars. Staff discounts and benefits schemes.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please download the job description and person specification.

About the Tree & Woodlands section:
We have recently had an upgrade of the tree management software and are entering into an exciting period of utilising the system’s capabilities to assist in the delivery of a more effective service. We have achieved internationally recognised standards in the management of our woodland sites. We are active within the London Tree Officer Association (LTOA) and through this body, with other tree officers, assist the Forestry Commission in the surveying of suspected symptoms of Ceratocystis platani and Xylella fastidiosa in Plane trees at various monitoring sites around the London boroughs.

To apply, please click here

Closing date: 27 December 2017, Midnight

Equal Opportunities & Safeguarding - Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults
and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a standard DBS checks.

3. Job vacancy

Assistant Arboricultural Consultant

Due to continued growth within our consultancy department Connick Tree Care is seeking to employ a self-motivated and technically competent Arboricultural Consultant. The applicant will be required to undertake all aspects of arboricultural consultancy and provide sound technical advice both internally and externally to clients from all sectors.

Applicants must hold a Level 3 or higher arboricultural qualification (ABC Tech Cert/ QCF Level 4 Diploma) and the Lanta Professional Tree Inspection qualification.
Experience in surveying and reporting under the BS5837: 2012 standards for development, and tree condition assessments is desirable.

The successful applicant will be based at our Head Office in Reigate, Surrey but must be willing to travel across the south east to meet clients and undertake site visits. In order to fulfil this role, the successful candidate would require excellent communication and report writing skills, be able to work independently or form part of a larger project team as required.

The applicant must hold a full UK driving licence and be eligible to work within the UK.

We offer a competitive salary based upon experience along with an annual department performance bonus. The benefits package to include professional membership subscription and a company pension scheme. Holiday entitlement is 28 days per year, inclusive of public holidays.

Connick Tree Care is a dedicated arboricultural company, approved by the Arboricultural Association with a strong culture of continuous improvement, and continued professional development.

If you are interested in applying for this role please email a copy of your C.V to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and for more information contact Paul Roberts 01737 859 754.

Salary Range £28,000.00 to £32,000.00 (dependent on experience) 

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