Senior Operations Site Technicain

***This position is now taken, but please send in your CV if you are interested in working with JKC.**

An opportunity to join JKC at the forefront of the invasive weed industry. 

We are looking to recruit a candidate who will evolve into this new role with the help and support of the senior management team. 

Preferably someone with experience in the invasive weed industry although not essential as training will be provided through our in-house training academy.

Full details are within the job specification attached.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

Site Technician - Operations

We are currently recruiting site technicians to join our existing team. JKC is expanding our operations team due to business growth and we are looking to recruit keen individuals to fill these exciting opportunities.

 Work activities

As an ‘Operations Technician’ your duties could include:

  • Visiting sites on a pre-determined call cycle to inspect historic sites for the presence of non-native plants and reporting data back to head office.
  • Attending sites and administering herbicide under NPTC regulations and following JKC strict herbicide policies.
  • Assisting colleagues and management on construction projects, supervising excavations and installing membranes, soil sifting and general site duties whilst adhering to the JKC health and safety policies.
  • Vegetation clearance, brush cutting and general site clearance.
  • Attending regular external and internal training courses and product updates.
  • Ensuring that company vehicles and equipment meet internal and external inspection requirements.
  • Managing own time effectively to ensure that the job requirements are fulfilled especially during busy periods.
  • Liaising with clients and colleagues and being the representative for JKC.

Working hours and conditions

 ·        This is a full time position working Monday to Friday and may include occasional weekends during busy periods.

 Based on a 37.5 hour working week with occasional overtime and/or time of in lieu during busy periods. 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

Use of company vehicle. 

  • Work is nationwide with regular stays away from home. Accommodation, evening meal and breakfast will be included.
  • Workwear and protective clothing provided.
  • Pension scheme.


Starting salary £9 per hour up to £12 per hour dependent on experience.

Entry requirements

Preferably have a background in horticulture, amenity, weed control or construction.

Training and development

JKC have a policy to train all employees through its internal training and assessment program.

Training will also be provided in the following areas:-

Safe use of herbicides and herbicide application.

Construction Skills Certification Scheme.

We also provide training in a number of areas to match the skill sets needed including health and safety, machinery including dumper trucks and excavators and mandatory courses including asbestos awareness.

Skills, interests and qualities

  • A knowledge of Invasive plants
  • NPTC PA1 PA6 preferable but can be provided through our in-house training provider.
  • Spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret maps and site plans.
  • Good team working skills but with the ability to work on their own.
  • Fit and healthy with the ability to complete manual tasks.
  • An interest in ecology and the environment.
  • An organised and methodical approach to work.
  • Attention to detail
  • Honesty and discretion
  • An ability to solve problems.

 Please send your CV with covering letter to 




If you  are interested in a career with Japanese Knotweed Control please apply now by forwarding your CV and full contact details, including address and postcode, by email to our recruitment team by clicking on Contact Us or email direct to:-

Ensuring you entitle the email Careers in the subject header.