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Reading, Berkshire     Start Date: 01 Mar 2024 -     31000-36000

Job Description

 

Job Opportunity - Arborist/Senior Arborist
Job type - Permanent


Job Purpose

Arborist
1. To work as part of a team that is responsible for the maintenance of Reading Borough Council’s trees safely and to a high standard
2. To work with internal and external customers to deliver commercial tree work, providing a high standard of customer care
3. To respond to emergency call out for fallen or dangerous trees
4. To support other grounds maintenance teams at periods of peak workload
Senior Arborist
5. To organise tree work and supervise the day-to-day operations of staff, using effectively the resources available
6. To provide a high standard of customer care, and to ensure that timely and high quality responses to customer enquiries/complaints are made
7. To carry out and record formal inspections of trees on Highways and Parks land, and to assess commercial work for quotation

Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Carry out felling of and all maintenance operations to trees using specialist equipment and in accordance with NPTC Certification and best practice, including aerial work, and work from a mobile elevated working platform.
2. Carry out aerial inspection of trees, and advise on the appropriate course of action.
3. Ensure the general safety of the public, clients and work colleagues, and comply with current health and safety legislation.
4. Manage small-scale tree work in the absence of a Senior Arborist where instructed by the Management Team.
5. Liaise with customers, contractors and other agencies to ensure the efficient running of all tree work.
6. Respond to customer enquiries in a polite and courteous manner.
7. Ensure all plant and machinery are properly maintained and secured in accordance with the PUWER 1998.
8. Apply pesticides in accordance with current codes of practice.
9. Carry out tree planting and maintenance to establishment of saplings and young trees.
10. Occasionally work with other grounds maintenance operational teams at times of peak work.
11. Participate in an out of hours emergency call out service.
Senior Arborist - Progression Criteria (SCP)
12. Assist with the planning, implementing and monitoring of work schedules for teams of arborists, making best use of resources available. Ensure works are completed on time and take remedial action where quality of work falls below expected standards.
13. Ensure the team’s compliance with current health and safety legislation, and assist the Tree Officer in identifying, investigating and rectifying shortfalls in health and safety, conduct and performance standards of the team managed
14. Undertake tree inspections and assist the Tree Surveyor with the development and maintenance of the Borough’s tree database, and with responses to enquiries.
15. Assess commercial enquiries and draw up quotations for external business
16. Liaise with contractors in the delivery of tree work, and monitor the quality of any work carried out
17. Represent the Tree Surveyor at meetings as required, including attendance at out-of-hours meetings with recovery of hours according to the council’s flexible and lieu time arrangements.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Carry out felling of and all maintenance operations to trees using specialist equipment and in accordance with NPTC Certification and best practice, including aerial work, and work from a mobile elevated working platform.
2. Carry out aerial inspection of trees, and advise on the appropriate course of action.
3. Ensure the general safety of the public, clients and work colleagues, and comply with current health and safety legislation.
4. Manage small-scale tree work in the absence of a Senior Arborist where instructed by the Management Team.
5. Liaise with customers, contractors and other agencies to ensure the efficient running of all tree work.
6. Respond to customer enquiries in a polite and courteous manner.
7. Ensure all plant and machinery are properly maintained and secured in accordance with the PUWER 1998.
8. Apply pesticides in accordance with current codes of practice.
9. Carry out tree planting and maintenance to establishment of saplings and young trees.
10. Occasionally work with other grounds maintenance operational teams at times of peak work.
11. Participate in an out of hours emergency call out service.
Senior Arborist - Progression Criteria (SCP)
12. Assist with the planning, implementing and monitoring of work schedules for teams of arborists, making best use of resources available. Ensure works are completed on time and take remedial action where quality of work falls below expected standards.
13. Ensure the team’s compliance with current health and safety legislation, and assist the Tree Officer in identifying, investigating and rectifying shortfalls in health and safety, conduct and performance standards of the team managed
14. Undertake tree inspections and assist the Tree Surveyor with the development and maintenance of the Borough’s tree database, and with responses to enquiries.
15. Assess commercial enquiries and draw up quotations for external business
16. Liaise with contractors in the delivery of tree work, and monitor the quality of any work carried out
17. Represent the Tree Surveyor at meetings as required, including attendance at out-of-hours meetings with recovery of hours according to the council’s flexible and lieu time arrangements.

Many thanks!

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Contact us on aditi.ajay@resourcinggroup.co.uk
Call/WhatsApp - 0141 726 0722
Aditi @ RG

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