Assistant Arboricultural Consultant

Assistant Arboricultural Consultant

Are you looking for a new opportunity for 2019... We are looking for a new assistant arboricultural consultant to join our team.

The opportunity

Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants is based in Alcester, Warwickshire, with clients across England and Wales. As a result of our continued commitment and increased client base we are seeking to appoint an Assistant Arboricultural Consultant.  The new position is aimed at a self-motivated, professional individual with good communication skills who wants to both develop their career within arboriculture and related fields, and also assist with business development and delivery of our key services.

You will be responsible for the surveying and inspection of trees, both for development sites and health and safety; assisting with the preparation associated reports; using CAD and GIS systems; and directly liaising with clients, local planning authorities & the public.

Skills required for the position

The successful applicant will:

  • be diligent and accurate in your work, well presented, trustworthy and punctual.

  • be willing to take this opportunity to learn, grow and provide a consistently high level of service, as part of our motivated team.

  • have skills in arboriculture including knowledge of legislation, guidance documents and advisory notes, and be prepared to advance knowledge through ongoing professional development.

  • hold FdSc Arb, BSc or PDArb or higher in arboriculture or closely related field.

  • preferably hold the Lantra Professional Tree Inspection Certificate and be a member of the Arboricultural Association and/or Institute of Chartered Foresters.

  • be keen to integrate with external organisations, which are industry related or of an allied industry; and

  • be computer and IT literate with experience in using Microsoft Office products, excellent report writing and language skills and an understanding of budgetary constraints, targets and time management.

Most importantly, be able to provide solutions to our clients.

Duties of the position

The, applicant will be involved with, but not confined too:

  • tree surveying work, using GIS tree management system for both risk management and development site work, including travel and working away;

  • preparation, delivery and management of various tree reports to support our clients planning applications and wider management;

  • use of AutoCAD or related mapping solution;

  • preparation of tree risk management reports where necessary;

  • working alongside local authorities, acting as a locum tree officer or working directly with council officers to develop appropriate tree management strategies;

  • working with other business sections;

  • attendance of meetings to represent both company and clients;

  • working to monthly fees/budgets;

  • development of new clients through specific marketing strategies;

  • company initiatives, development of company within the market place, including organising and presenting at CPD events; and

  • development of company documents.

Final salary and package will be based on qualification and experience.

If you want to develop your career with a young and dynamic company, which is ISO9001 compliant, then Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants is for you.

Salary range

£18,000 - £24,000 DOE

Final salary and package will be based on qualification and experience. This is a position initially based on a 39.5 hour working week and 3 month probationary period.

If you want to develop your career, join a young, forward thinking and dynamic company, please send your CV with a covering letter of experience to Peter Wharton ( If you wish to discuss the opportunity and role further please call Peter on 01789 459458.