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Assistant Arborist
Location: Enfield
Salary:£11.01 p/h
Reference:BBS/ENFIELD
Date: 15 Feb 2019

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for a scale 3/4 Assistant Arborist to work for their client based in Enfield.

The successful candidate must attend an interview before start working.

Working Hours: 07:30am- 16:45pm, Monday to Friday

Duties as an assistant arborist:

-        The successful arborist must ensure the parks and other open spaces throughout the borough are attractive, clean, safe and welcoming always.

-        Offer support to the Senor Arborist and Supervisor in daily arboriculture duties.

-        In the absence of the senior arborist or supervisor you will be expected to undertake climbing operation to a level to match your qualification and experience.

-        Work under direct supervision of the Senior Arborist or Supervisor and to comply with industry best standards Health and Safety and legislation.

-        Work closely to support and receive guidance from the Senior Arborist and Team Supervisor in order to carry out ground-based arboriculture operations.

-        To support and receive guidance from the Senior Arborist and Supervisor in order to carry out aerial arboriculture operations.

-        The successful arborist is required to respond quickly and effectively to frequently changing circumstances and to manage conflicting priorities.

-        Traveling to sites with the team and be physically able to manage works instructed to the team.

-        To drive vehicles up to 3.500kg as required - prior to use, inspect the vehicle to ensure that it is in a road-worthy condition, in accordance with the provisions of current legislation, and to report any defects immediately to your line manager.

-        Implement systems and procedures to ensure that appropriate level of quality is achieved throughout all stages of the projects that the post holder is responsible for.

-        You may be required to make decisions under pressure and to deal with any potential conflicts that may arise.

 

Key Accountabilities:

-        To have knowledge in the principles and practices of all arboriculture operations, for example planting, pruning (crown thinning and reducing), felling, stump removal and pest and disease control.

-        To have knowledge in the use and maintenance of all hand tools and associated equipment used in arboriculture operations to include climbing and rigging equipment, ropes and ladders.

-        To have knowledge in the use and maintenance of all powered tools used in arboriculture operations, to include chain saws, winches, wood chippers, MEWP and stump grinders.

-        To be able to work on trees of a height and size that matches your level of ability and experience.

-        To comply with all relevant Council policies and guidelines, to include health and safety, code of conduct, etc

-        To undertake appropriate training as required keeping up to date with current legislation.

-        To undertake any other duties considered reasonable that are commensurate with the responsibilities of the post.

 

Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified and experienced to carry out chainsaw maintenance
  • Qualified and experienced to use small chainsaw to cross-cut and stack timber
  • Qualified and experienced in felling and processing small trees
  • Qualified and experienced to perform aerial rescues
  • Qualified and experienced in use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness at height-.  Minimum 2 years’ experience.
  • Full Driving Licence

 

Essential knowledge:

The successful arborist is required to have proven knowledge and experience in working as part of a Tree Surgery team within Public locations within corporate ownership. 

Experience in undertaking Arboricultural management works reading and understanding specifications reading maps, understanding legislation relevant to the role.

Qualification:

Relevant technical qualification in arboriculture works and management, or a related discipline

Requirement:

-        5years references

-        CV

-        Full and Current UK Driving Licence

If you are interested in this vacancy, please give us a call on 01707 664211