Arboriculturalist - General Operative Technical

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Warndon Depot, Pershore Lane, Worcester
£20,125 - £22,220 plus £2,500 market forces supplement per annum
09 Sep 2020
04 Oct 2020
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Worcester is a great place to work. We have a thriving city centre, a great wealth of history and a fantastic environment, making it somewhere to be proud of. 

Everyone associated with Worcester City Council is proud of Worcester’s offer of a high quality of life, varied heritage, award winning parks and our contribution to the development of modern local government.

It is a fantastic place to work and you will find us to be an organisation that is challenging yet caring; with our leadership adventurous in its pursuit of excellence.

At Worcester City Council, we have a work-family culture and we are proud to support and value the combination of employees’ work and family lives.

We have a clear vision to achieve excellence in everything we doand to achieve excellence in everyone we employee, meaning we are looking for an excellent candidate to come and join our work family!

The role

This role is an opportunity to contribute aesthetically to the street scene of Worcester city. You will be an integral part of the tree team undertaking all aspects of tree work. This will include ground working, climbing and any duties associated with the smooth running of the team. Whilst having the opportunity to progress in your Arboricultural profession.

Key Requirements

The applicant should be an energetic and experienced arborist. You will need to possess a good knowledge of tree biology including species characteristics and pathogens with a contemporary knowledge of health and safety. Required certification includes codes CS30/31/32/38/39 for NPTC chainsaw competency certification.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate should be able to exhibit a varied skill set during the role. The role involves more than climbing trees and grounding. Tree work peaks public interest especially on behalf of the City Council so operatives will need to be able to demonstrate a capacity for public liaison. Ideally the applicant will have experience in this as well as the work itself.

Additional Information

For more information on the role please contact Nick McGowan - Team Supervisor (Trees & Play) on

Closing date: 4 October 2020

Interview date: 15 October 2020

This role has a market forces supplement of £2,500 per annum. Please note that this will be reviewed after two years.

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