Assistant Arboriculturist or Arboriculturist

We currently have a position available for an Assistant Arboriculturist or Arboriculturist to join our team of landscape architects, ecologists and arborist, in Yorkshire.


You will have the opportunity to develop your technical and professional skills in a supportive environment, whilst contributing to the successful delivery of a wide ranging programme of work.  We provide a comprehensive range of arboricultural services to support all stages of development from initial tree surveys to arboricultural impact assessmentstree protection plans and detailed method statements to provide pragmatic advice that better informs the development process. Sectors include commercial, retail, health, education and residential development.

We also advise clients on their duties, the risks, and the potential liabilities in relation to trees on their land.


We would like you to be:

  • Enthusiastic to engage with a wide range of work supporting projects at all work stages;

  • Diligent about detail and practical solutions;

  • Confident in carrying out tree surveys and report writing;

  • Proficient in general IT packages, including Keytree (and/ or AutoCAD);

  • Able to work to tight deadlines in a collaborative environment;

  • An excellent two-way communicator, both verbally and in writing;

  • Understanding of protected trees legislation, relevant British Standards and best practice;

  • Aware of tree risk management;

  • Either a Professional Member or working towards professional membership of the Arboricultural Association, with a minimum RQF Level 3 qualification in arboriculture.


Who we are

We are based a few miles outside Harrogate and close to the A1(M)and offer the widest range of landscape related services.  Our client base includes customers who have been with us since we were established 30 years ago.

We have won competitions and awards for our work and undertake schemes for a wide range of projects, assessing and designing at all scales and stages of the project lifecycle. We take pride in being able to support projects from inception through design and planning stages to construction and maintenance, drawing on an integrated multi-disciplinary approach.


We are a friendly team based at bright and airy offices in the North Yorkshire countryside.


We are Professional Members of the Arboricultural Association.

What we offer

Smeeden Foreman offers a great opportunity for your personal development within our experienced team, a competitive salary, work place pension contributions, professional subscription contributions and a friendly and supportive working environment.

We are also family-friendly and flexible.

How to apply

A curriculum vitae, covering letter (including an indication of your salary expectations and current notice period), and examples of your work should be sent to:

If you would like an initial informal discussion, please call and ask to speak to Robin Copeland or Dan Robinson:

01423 863369

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