17th September 2018
The Church in Wales Ancient Yew Initiative
The Representative Body of the Church in Wales (Registered Charity No. 1142813), supported by the Ancient Yew Group of Britain, has allocated a small fund for professional arboricultural advice on an ad hoc basis about the care and sensitive management of ancient and notable Yew trees within its churchyards.
As custodians of these trees of national and international importance, we are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified arboricultural consultants with the passion, interest and experience of heritage trees to undertake tree inspections, providing clear management recommendations suitable for non-specialists, and to form an advisory panel that can be drawn from as and when necessary.
In addition, a demonstrable knowledge of ancient and heritage tree care, together with experience of the specialised biology and nature of ancient Yews is essential. Ideally, prospective consultants should be within reasonable travelling distance to sites across Wales (but please indicate the areas you can realistically cover).
A fair hourly remuneration and mileage rate, given our charitable status, will be offered to consultants with genuine passion and enthusiasm for these special trees.
Expressions of interest, setting out how you believe you would meet our criteria, should be sent by 30th November 2018 to:
Head of Property Services, 2 Callaghan Square, Cardiff CF10 5BT
Note: Expressions of Interest will be assessed by the Church in Wales and the Ancient Yew Group and candidates may be contacted for further information.