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Assistant Arborist


Salary: Grade 3, £22,369 - £24,496

Job Type: Permanent

Hours 37

Closing Date:

Job ref: 2135


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We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Arborist to join us. Apply now and become a valued member of Environmental Services, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities. 

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Arborist / Tree Surgeon to provide quality tree services to Somerset open spaces. The successful candidate will be involved in maintenance, care and support of trees, hedgerows and shrubs in South Somerset.

What we’re looking for…

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven candidate to join our Arboriculture team in Environmental Services. This is a diverse role in the service and some experience in the industry is essential. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, hardworking and have a willingness to develop their skills and be part of a close team. Duties will consist of the use of a woodchipper, Chainsaw maintenance and crosscut, felling and processing of small trees, and ariel rescue operations. There is also a requirement for use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness. Training will be provided where necessary. 

The successful candidate will be required to hold a full driving licence, including C1+E driving licence category and be committed, take pride in the work they deliver in South Somerset, and have an attention to detail. We are looking for someone who is a great team player, is a good communicator, and is reliable and dependable. You will require a good knowledge of the industry to be a suitable candidate for this role.

What you can expect from us

  • We will help you develop your career by providing development and support whatever your level of experience
  • An opportunity to be part of ‘one team’ coming together to develop even better ways of working
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements to help you achieve a greater work/life balance
  • A generous annual leave entitlement and the ability to purchase further leave
  • A significant employer contribution towards your LPGS defined benefit scheme pension pot
  • Gym membership discount across Freedom Leisure sites 

Please contact Jon Brown on 07885754977 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail or if you require any assistance to apply. 

Please contact recruitment@southsomerset.gov.uk should you require any assistance throughout the recruitment process.

In the application, please give details of any conflict of interest that could impact either the recruitment process or your employment with South Somerset. 

We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity.  

We treat personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with our data protection policy/policy on processing special category personal data and criminal records. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is provided in our privacy notice.

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How to apply

Please apply online by submitting your completed application form and providing your CV and a supporting personal statement.  The personal information that you provide as part of our application process will be used to assess your suitability for the role for which you are applying.  If you would like further information about how and why we use your personal information and your rights related to this information please see our privacy notice.  

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