Arborist Wanted - RHS Wisley

Tree Surgeon RHS Wisley, South East (United Kingdom) Full Time£26,000 - £27,000 (GBP)

About the job

Job Title:             Arborist  

Location:             Wisley

Salary:                 £26,435 - £27,923

Hours:                  37.5                     

Contract:            Permanent        


Details of our great benefits can be found here.


Overview of the Role:

At RHS Garden Wisley we are looking for a skilled and motivated person to join our professional and well-equipped arboriculture team. In this role, you will be working to manage the mature tree collection in a busy public garden where safety and industry best practices are paramount. This is a varied role that encompasses both aerial and ground works as well as tree safety inspection surveys and pest and disease management. The vacancy within the Arboriculture Team is at either Level I or Level II, depending on your skills and experience.

For the Arboriculture vacancy you should be familiar with a range of standard arboricultural techniques and principles. The following qualifications and experience are essential to the role: 002003 - NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting, CS0961 - Award for Felling and Processing Small Trees, 002013 - NPTC Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue, 002108 - City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw as well as a full UK driving licence; you should have proven practical experience in arboriculture and ideally possess a Professional Tree Inspection Certificate.

To work for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is to join a thriving charity, whose mission is to inspire everyone to grow. Everything we do is built on the transformational power of gardening and the benefits it brings to people, places and our planet.


Known globally for our inspirational Shows and five spectacular Gardens, our work extends to leading ground-breaking climate research, running community outreach programmes, and setting the standards in horticultural education. With the recent opening of RHS Garden Bridgewater and Hilltop, the world’s first dedicated Centre for Gardening Science, at RHS Garden Wisley, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of our journey to make the UK a greener, and more beautiful place.


And we couldn’t do this without our people. We’re proud of the knowledge, enthusiasm and ideas that each of our team members brings. From working across our social media channels to volunteering in the RHS Gardens, from serving customers in our garden centres to running national marketing campaigns, we believe that every member of the RHS team should have the opportunity to make a difference.


Safeguarding and Inclusion

The RHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all personnel to share in this commitment. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.


Please note:  We may review applications as soon as we receive them so if you see a vacancy that you are interested in, please apply straight away as the vacancy will be closed as soon as we hire the right candidate. Should you require any additional support with making your application please email Sharon Ellis at detailing the position and REQ number reference (found at the top of the advert) that you are applying for.


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