Arboricultural Consultant

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Location: Yorkshire (Wetherby based)

Working: Flexible home working by arrangement

Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus benefits

Contract: Full time

Closing Date: Friday 15th July 2022

About us

Quants Environmental is an established ecological and arboricultural consultancy with a diverse range of clients and interesting projects across many sectors. Our work spans much of the North of England, but we are especially active across the beautiful landscapes of Yorkshire. We are a friendly and supportive team with a reputation for strong technical delivery and project management, coupled with excellent client communication. We fully support our staff to develop further through opportunities for Continuing Professional Development.


This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to further develop their career and the arboricultural service within Quants. We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual who is keen to progress within the supported framework of an established consultancy with a ready-made client base. The successful applicant will be able to work comfortably as part of our existing team, but autonomy will also be encouraged to continue developing the arboricultural section of the business. The role will require being involved in all stages of arboricultural consultancy projects. The work is interesting and varied, with plenty of opportunity for expanding into new areas.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Manage the day-to-day arboricultural service within Quants, supported by an experienced and established team
  • Undertake tree surveys and reports to the full requirements of BS5837:2012, including preparing Arboricultural Impact Assessments and Arboricultural Method Statements; provide advice to clients
  • Complete tree condition surveys and risk assessments
  • Work with our clients with regard to tree protection
  • Prepare specifications for arboricultural site works, followed by the supervision of contractors
  • Assist our ecologists with technical arboricultural matters


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A broad and solid foundation of applied arboriculture and evidence of sound technical ability
  • Understanding of UK arboricultural legislation, and a pragmatic approach to project management
  • A self-motivated attitude with the ability to organise own workload, prioritising when necessary
  • Excellent planning and report writing skills, showing attention to detail and awareness of project aims
  • Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to build and maintain lasting client relationships
  • Ability to work comfortably as part of our existing friendly team

Qualifications, skills and memberships

  • National Diploma in Arboriculture, Degree or equivalent professional qualification (Essential)
  • Membership of a relevant professional body such as The Institute of Chartered Foresters or The Arboricultural Association (Essential)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of BS 5837:2012 and other related legislation, with understanding and experience of arboriculture in planning, design and construction (Essential)
  • Full UK-valid driving licence and use of a vehicle (Essential)
  • Ability to use existing and learn new software, including GIS and AutoCAD (Desirable)
  • LANTRA Professional Tree Inspector Certificate (Desirable)
  • Experience in decay detection devices and air spade (Desirable)
  • Qualified Tree Climber (Desirable) or willingness to undergo training

To apply

Please supply your CV together with a covering letter addressed to Andrew Westgarth, and email your application to:

Closing date for applications is Friday 15th July 2022. Strictly no agencies.

Telephone enquiries are welcome to: 01765 600 799 (Please ask for Andrew Westgarth, MD)

Quants Environmental is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Job Details

Company Name:  Quants Environmental
Location:  Yorkshire (Wetherby based)

Contact Details

Andrew Westgarth  Telephone: 01765 600 799