Arborist Operatives (StreetScene) x 2
Manstone Depot, Sidmouth
£18,319 - £18,870
East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.
About the role
Working throughout the district, you will primarily be responsible for carrying out tree works safely and to a high standard of arboriculture under the supervision of your team leader. This will include prioritising works allocated and undertaking dynamic risk assessments in the performance of the role to ensure the health and safety of yourself your colleagues and members of the public. You may also be called upon to assist other teams and services throughout the district so as to help maintain our outstandingly beautiful environment.
In return for your commitment, you’ll receive an excellent benefits package which includes: generous annual leave and access to a Local Government Pension Scheme as well as salary sacrifice cycle scheme. In addition, you’ll also be encouraged to take advantage of our outstanding learning and development opportunities.
As well as your enthusiasm and passion for working with trees, you will also possess certificates in chainsaw maintenance; small tree felling; aerial rescue; and use of chainsaw from rope and harness, and the practical experience to climb and work at height using chainsaws and similar equipment. You will also require a valid full driving license. Whilst the working pattern is Monday to Friday (37 hours per week) you will also be prepared to respond to out of hour’s emergencies.
Closing date: 13 November 2018. Interviews will be held on 30 November 2018.