Arborist Team Leader (StreetScene)
Manstone Depot, Sidmouth
£21,693 - £23,866
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
Primarily responsible for carrying out arboriculture work on Council land throughout the district you will also be the lead climber, responsible for co-ordinating the efforts of your team and any sub-contractors in carrying out tree works safely and to a high standard of arboriculture. This will include the day to day programming of works for a team of three, maintain performance and discipline, and undertaking dynamic risk assessments to ensure the health and safety of yourself, your team and members of the public. You may also be called upon to assist other teams and services throughout the district.
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.
An enthusiastic and qualified arborist with a passion for working with trees, you will also possess the practical experience and related certificates which allow you to climb and work at height using chainsaws and similar equipment. You will also require a valid category BE driving license (or B license issued prior to Jan 1997). Whilst the working pattern is Monday to Friday (37 hours per week) you will also be prepared to respond to out-of-hours emergencies.
Closing date: 13 November 2018. Interviews will be held on 29 November 2018.