East Devon District Council

Sidmouth, Devon
£27,334 - £29,777 pa with market supplement to £31,364 reviewable annually

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 23rd June 2024   4 days left

£27,334 - £29,777 per year with market supplement to £31,364 reviewable annually
Full time (37 hours / week Monday to Friday)

About the role

We are seeking a StreetScene Arborist to undertake all aspects of tree work. This is a varied role in a small team looking after East Devon District Council’s tree stock throughout the district. The role will include tree planting, hedge cutting / hedge reductions, coppicing, felling, dismantles, rigging, reductions, pollarding, veteranisation, stump grinding, crown lifts and emergency call out work. The working hours are 37 / week Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm and Friday 8am to 3:30pm.

About you

You will need to work well as part of a team and have a good understanding of all areas of tree work. We require a competent experienced Arborist. You must have CS30(Chainsaw maintenance + Cross cut timber), CS31(Fell + process trees up to 380mm), CS38(Access a tree using rope + harness + carry out aerial rescue) and CS39 (Use of a chainsaw from rope + harness). It would be desirable if you also have CS40 (Aerial pruning), CS41(Rigging), CS32 (Fell + process trees over 380mm), MEWP, Chapter 8, Chipper, First Aid(+F) and Level 2 in Forestry + Arboriculture. A valid driver’s licence is essential, and a category BE, C1, C1E or C driving licence (or B licence issued prior to Jan 1997) would be a distinct advantage.

If you enjoy working outdoors and share our passion for keeping East Devon clean and green we would love to hear from you.

About us

In return, you will be part of a Gold Investors in People (IiP) organisation which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment in which people want to live, work, visit and enjoy now, and for future generations. And with our wide range of health and wellbeing benefits, our highly flexible and collaborative hybrid Worksmart working arrangements as well as our commitment to continuous learning and development, you can be confident of joining a dedicated community of colleagues who are Happy, Healthy and Here.

For more about working for East Devon District Council, visit 

For an informal discussion, please contact Nathan Dunster, StreetScene Tree Officer on 07816 280092 or email [email protected].

Closing date: 23 June at midnight.

Interviews will be held during week commencing 1 July 2024.

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