Salary: £25,481.00 to £27,741.00, grade 7
Hours: Based on 37 hours per week
Contract: Full time, 2 x Permanent and 1 x Temporary
Job reference: 229389
Closing Date: Friday 18th June 2021
An opportunity exists in the Council’s Street Scene Services for 2 full time Arborist positions and 1 temporary Arborist to the end of December 2022.
The postholders will undertake a range of Arboricultural and Forestry Estate duties in a flexible manner, providing a citizen focused service which delivers safer and stronger communities by improving environmental quality and increasing the sense of community pride in neighbourhoods. To deliver a high quality, continually improving Arboricultural service as part of an integrated Street Scene Service. To work effectively with the Arboricultural Operational Officer to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of services and good working relationships across the Council. To assist the Arboricultural Operational Officer for Arboricultural Maintenance Services throughout the District, in accordance with the Wakefield District’s strategic priorities.
To supervise on a day to day team working basis Arborists and other Street Scene Services employees undertaking related activities to support the effective delivery of services. To deliver front-line, Arboricultural services, forestry, estate and grounds maintenance in an effective and efficient manner so that it achieves service area and council objectives, across the District. You will ensure that the departmental services are provided to the highest quality/standard with due recognition of client and customer requirements, in accordance with the Council’s Customer Care and Equal Opportunities policies. You will work within recognised safe systems and in accordance with all aspects of health and safety legislation at all times.
Candidates will need to meet the essential criteria in the job specification in order to be considered for this position.
For further enquiries please contact Tony Harkin on 0345 8 506 506.
Closing date for applications is Friday 18th June 2021.
Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.