Arborist - Chesterfield

Arborist Climber Chesterfield, East Midlands (United Kingdom) Full Time£20,000 - £24,000 (GBP)

chesterfield Borough Council

About the Company

Chesterfield Borough Council is a local authority in Derbyshire; home to around 105,000 residents and the world-famous ‘Crooked Spire’ church.

We provide more than 50 council services to our residents ranging from bin collections, street cleaning, planning and environmental health services, to the provision of housing, award-winning parks and open spaces, sports centres, markets, theatres, museums and tourism.

About the job

Chesterfield Borough Council seeks a skilled and experienced arborist to join the Green Spaces Team within the Commercial Services section. The arborist will undertake interesting and challenging arboricultural and silvicultural work across the Council parks, woodland estate, nature reserves, cemeteries and residential properties.

The successful applicant will join a professional team undertaking specialist tree care and woodland management using an extensive range of modern equipment and methods. This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge within a team committed to high standards in the management of trees.

All applicants must hold a full driving licence.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details, before you apply for this role.

Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways. In return for the contribution you’ll make to our local community, you’ll enjoy an excellent range of benefits and the possibility of flexible working options, plus learning and development opportunities which will offer you the chance to progress your career further.

Preferred Skills

•Tree identification skills.
•Working knowledge of, and skills in pruning to, BS3998
•Working knowledge of forestry/arboricultural machinery/plant.
•Ability to climb trees and perform aerial rescue.
•Ability to work on own or as part of a team.
•Ability to use own initiative / problem solve.
•Ability to prioritise works and work to deadlines.
•Understanding of Health & Safety at Work Act.
•Ability to interpret site plans
•Customer service skills
•Experience in all aspects of practical arboriculture.
•Experience of tree climbing and aerial tree operations
•Experience of tree pruning and felling.


•City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross
Cutting (Formerly CS30)
•City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operator
(Formerly CS30 & CS31)
•City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Felling & Processing Trees over 380mm
(Formerly CS32)
•City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue (Formerly
•City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw
using Free Fall techniques (Formerly CS39)

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