Current Vacancy

Office/Practice Manager - FULL TIME

SJAtrees is a professional Arboricultural Planning Consultancy working across London and the South-East. Established in 1995, we provide a full range of arboricultural consultancy services to major development clients, focussing primarily on advising on trees in the planning system. We provide specialist arboricultural problem-solving on large and small sites to developers, housebuilders, local planning authorities, architects and master planners.

The role

SJAtrees is seeking an Office Manager to support our team of consultants and surveyors based in Tadworth, Surrey.

The role will appeal to someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills, who is willing to learn quickly and work on their own initiative. Strong IT and numeracy skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are a necessity; and experience of job management software would be of benefit. 

Additional competencies include email and diary management, fee proposal creation, invoicing and credit control and the building of client relationships. Experience of Sage accounting software would be an advantage.

The role also includes a range of additional tasks, including telephone answering and call vetting, the purchasing of office supplies and surveying equipment, making travel arrangements, booking hotels, managing cleaning contracts, and monitoring Health and Safety procedures.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level; some experience in a similar professional role would be a distinct advantage but is not essential. Full training and the opportunity to progress will be provided for the right applicant.


Salary: £32 - 40k pa, subject to qualifications and experience; plus 28 days paid holidays (including bank holidays) and pension. Start date ASAP.

Reference ID: SJA/CEJ

Application deadline: 12pm, Monday 21 August 2023

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Office-based

Future Vacancies

Whilst we are not always looking for any new staff, as our workload continues to increase, we will be looking for the right people to join our dynamic team. If you are suitably qualified and experienced and looking to expand your experience base, then we are interested to hear from you. Please write to us with a copy of your CV.

Posts we often look to fill include:

  1. Consultants: This would suit experienced arboriculturists with five or more years’ experience in the public and/or private sector. A level 4 qualification is also recommended.
  2. Surveyor Technicians: This would suit graduates or experienced contractors looking to gain experience in the private sector. Basic tree identification is essential and a tree inspection qualification (such as the Professional Tree Inspection certificate) and a high level of computer literacy are recommended. AutoCAD experience is also of great advantage.

Licensed Sponsors

As licensed sponsored we have the capacity to sponsor skilled workers from overseas if there are arboricultural surveyors or consultants wishing to move to the UK for experience or on a more permanent basis. If this is of interest to you, please write to Frank (Operations Director) for more information.