Street Scene Operative Level 5 - Tree Surgeon
This is an exciting opportunity to join our new tree team within South Stafffordshire Council (South Staffs Treeworks) undertaking tree operations on Council and commercial land to the highest quality.
The Council’s Street Scene Team is one of the most prominent services provided by the Council and is highly regarded by Elected Members and residents alike. Our arboricultural function will boost our Street Scene delivery whilst also providing a commercial side to our maintenance operations.
Operating from our depot in Bilbrook the Street Scene Operative (Tree Surgeon) role is to provide several functions through the Council’s operational services. Primarily the postholder will be assisting with arboricultural (both internal and commercial) works.
Reporting to the Street Scene & Environmental Crime Assistant Team Manager, the postholder will be required to:
• Assist with the management of the Council’s arboricultural and Street Scene operations including external works.
• To co-ordinate the tree team to ensure that all operations are completed on time and to the highest standard and report any issues to the Street Scene and Enviro-crime Assistant Team Manager.
• Provide high quality arboricultural, forestry and grounds maintenance services for the Council and its external clients.
• Undertake all aspects of arboriculture and forestry with an emphasis on climbing and highlevel tree work operations in accordance with industry standards and the needs of a tree species and it’s environment.
Applicants should have at least 2 years practical experience of working in arboriculture and climbing operations, working with clients and other stakeholders to deliver quality services – particularly around climbing works and high-level tree operations. It is essential that the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate qualifications in:- NPTC CS30 – chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting, NPTC CS31 – felling small trees, NPTC CS38 – tree climbing and aerial rescue, and NPTC CS39 – use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate practical and knowledge of relevant safe working practices for arboricultural operations. A key attribute that we are seeking in the successful applicant is the ability to co-ordinate a methodical and rational approach to a work programme / instructions in order to deliver a professional service, and an ability to deal with members of the public in a polite and courteous manner. It is critical that the successful applicant can demonstrate the Council’s values and be willing to attend training courses / CPD in order to improve personal skills and knowledge.
You must hold a full driving licence as the role requires the post holder to drive the council’s fleet of operational vehicles. The post also requires a basic DBS check.
The hours of work are 37.00 hours per week working Monday to Friday. The successful candidate must be able to work contractual hours between 6am and 6pm as required and be willing to work overtime at weekends and Bank Holidays as and when required.
Why work for South Staffordshire Council?
We are an award-winning ambitious modern Council with a positive culture and a great benefits package including generous annual leave, flexi-time scheme, pension scheme and free car parking. We are situated next to the M54 and Bilbrook train station (5 minutes’ walk away) which provides easy access to our Council Offices in Codsall, and our depot in Bilbrook.
Closing Date for Applications: 5pm on 4 February 2022
Interview Date: 10 February 2022
How to Apply
Please visit our website at https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/find-a-job/current-vacancies.cfm
You will be directed to our career page where you will be provided with details of how to apply.