Arborist

Location
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Salary
£20,092 - £22,183 per annum
Posted
09 Jul 2021
Closes
23 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

TAMWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL

STREET SCENE

 

Arborist

 

£20,092 - £22,183 per annum

 

37 hours per week

 

Permanent contract

 

Street Scene delivers high standards of street cleansing and grounds maintenance across the Borough. With modern, efficient working practices, we have a multi-skilled workforce, which delivers an integrated service. We are looking for a committed individual to contribute to the service and further improve the local environmental quality within Tamworth.

As part of Street Scene, you will be required to provide the full range of arboricultural duties in accordance with agreed standards of service delivery and customer care. This will include the use and operation of various vehicles (for which a full driving license is essential), plant and equipment including wood chippers, for which training will be provided.

Typical operations include tree maintenance (including pruning and related works), all aspects of felling, tree climbing, the dismantling of dangerous trees in all locations (including confined spaces) and hedge management. We are ideally looking for a candidate who has proven experience working as a climbing arborist.

The successful applicant will ideally be able to evidence that they have climbed within the last 12 months, and have all the relevant qualifications; a minimum of CS30, 31, CS38 and 39 (level two award in chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting, level two award in felling and processing of trees up to 380mm, level three award in accessing a tree using rope and harness and level three award in aerial tree rescue operations), as well as CS40 and 41 (level 3 award in aerial tree pruning and aerial tree rigging)

Applicants must have the ability to work any 5 days out of 7 per week including bank holidays and weekends as required as part of emergency call out duties.

The authority offers an excellent employment package with flexible working, a non-contributory health scheme, Local Government pension scheme and generous holiday entitlement. 

Appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, right to work in the UK check, and medical clearance.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Mark Greaves on 01827 709356/ 07791031042. 

For further information and to apply please visit https://recruitment.tamworth.gov.uk/.

If you have any queries about the recruitment process please contact recruitment@tamworth.gov.uk.

Closing date: 23rd July 2021

Late applications and/or CVs will not be accepted. Previous applicants need not apply. Agencies need not apply. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.