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Vacancy Details

Woodland Operative (Tree Arborist)

Rochford District Council
£21,589 - £23,836
Hockley Woods
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week. Compressed (over 4 days).
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/05/2020 at 17:00 PM
Rochford District Council

Department: Woodlands and Open Spaces – Woodlands Operative

Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave, flexi scheme, staff discounts


Required Qualification

 NPTC Cross Cutting and Maintenance 

 NPTC Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

 NPTC Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm

 NPTC Accessing a Tree using Rope and Harness/Aerial Rescue Operations.

 NPTC Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free Fall Techniques

 NPTC Safe use of Chippers

 Full UK Driving License

Job Overview

  • Undertake Arboricultural works on Council owned and managed tree stock.
  • Assist with coppicing of managed woodlands
  • Processing woodland produce
  • Assisting the Open Spaces Team on grounds management tasks
  • Assisting the Cemetery Team with burial and maintenance tasks

Our culture and values

We like our staff to be proactive and innovative. Being customer focused and willing to maximise your potential at work are expected. We all work together to achieve the very best for our residents which sometimes means getting involved in projects and trying new tasks outside of your day to day job role. We love our staff to suggest new ideas and to have enthusiasm to try out new experiences.

The job role

Rochford District Council are offering the opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and willing person to join our dedicated and hardworking Woodlands Team. We are looking for an eager candidate, who is willing to work in all weathers and at significant heights. The successful candidate will gain knowledge in woodland management and further their career as a tree surgeon.

Rochford District Council manages a large variety of sites, ranging from SSSI woodlands, street trees and formal parks and open spaces. Therefore, successful candidates can expect to undertake a variety of woodland works which include coppicing in conjunction with the Woodlands Management plan, the processing of woodland products as well as undertaking amenity works on specimen trees.

This exciting opportunity will for the successful candidate, be worked as a 37 hour week over 4 days and will involve undertaking Arboricultural works on all Rochford District Council owned and managed sites, as well as providing a high quality service to our clients and partners.

It is essential to be able to undertake physically demanding work in an outdoor environment, to hold a full UK driving license and to be able to drive a 4 × 4.

Please see the job description and person specification for more information.

**Interview and induction process will be conducted inline with the Government Guidance for Covid 19.

For an informal chat please call Adam Aldridge on 07800953826.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided. It is our policy that if you have not heard back within 3 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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