Prime Environment is a small, family owned Environmental Consultancy with an office in Cambridge and Derby. We provide ecological consultancy to the renewable energy, education, housing, health care and historic buildings sectors. We also provide arboriculture services to some of our clients, which we resource using subcontractors. We are now ready to employ a part time or full time arboriculturalist to lead the development of arboriculture within the company from our Cambridge office.
In the long term we will bring other disciplines into the company, all influenced by our ecological ethos: as well as being an expert in your field, you are expected to have a basic knowledge and interest in ecology and nature conservation.
We take our duty of care toward staff very seriously. This ethos is at the core of what we do and will not be eroded as we grow. This will be a demanding role with a great deal of responsibility, however, we aim to reward you with an excellent opportunity to progress within the company, as well as good remuneration, time off in lieu, CPD and health care.
Candidates must be positive, assertive, personable and driven. You must be IT savvy and enthusiastic about trying new software and field tech. You will advise us on the purchase of relevant industry hardware and software. You will have excellent commercial awareness, with the ability to generate new business, develop existing clients, network and manage large commercial clients and projects.
You will have excellent report writing skills, with a proven track record in writing tree reports suitable for planning applications with a thorough working knowledge of the planning system and legislation as well as with BS 5837 and the preparation of Arboricultural Impact Assessments / Arboricultural Method Statements and tree risk assessments using QTRA, THREATS or equivalent.
You will be suitably qualified: FdSc Arb, BSc or PDArb in Arboriculture or equivalent professional qualification, LANTRA Professional Tree Inspector Certificate and a professional member of the Arboriculture Association, International Society of Arboriculture or the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
Although not a core part of your role, as a member of a small team you may at times be asked to assist with ecology work, in particular where a second person is required for health and safety purposes. It would be valuable if you were to develop skills in identifying suitable bat roosting features in trees.
A sound understanding of health and safety related issues regarding site survey and supervision
Previous experience with Conservation Areas and Tree Preservation Order applications, veteran tree surveys, internal decay detection equipment, practices and interpretation and experience in tree safety assessments, QTRA, mortgage reports would be desirable, as would NPTC CS38 – Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue, as you may be able to assist our qualified tree climbing bat ecologist. A bat survey licence would be very desirable!
Driving licence essential as you may attend sites across the UK.