Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum
About the jobGrade 4: £22,017 - £25,482 p.a
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum seeks an enthusiastic and experienced Arborist to join our team on a full-time basis. Based at the Harcourt Arboretum in Nuneham Courtenay, you will work to a consistently high standard of quality and safety to help us continue to develop the Arboretum into a world-class university collection.
You will be involved in maintaining, developing and improving the collection within the Arboretum. You should hold a minimum of NPTC CS30, CS31, CS38 and CS39, a recognised level 3 arboricultural qualification, or equivalent experience in a public arboretum or botanic garden, together with excellent team working skills. It is expected that you are able to demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of woody plants.
The post offers a unique opportunity to join a small enthusiastic team in a busy and vibrant department.
All applications must be made through the University’s jobs pages. You will be required to upload a supporting statement describing how your past experience fits with the advertised position, a CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 September 2019.
Preferred SkillsEssential selection criteria
N.D., N.V.Q. or N.C.H. in Arboriculture or a related subject
Proven industry experience in practical arboriculture
Knowledge of a wide range of woody plants
Able to work as part of a small team of staff
NPTC CS30.1 – Maintenance of a chainsaw
NPTC CS30.2 – Crosscut & stack using a chainsaw
NPTC CS31 - Fell & process small trees
NPTC CS38 - Tree climbing and aerial rescue
NPTC CS39 - Use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness
Desirable selection criteria
Experience in an arboretum or botanic garden open to the public would be preferable and could be a substitute for higher qualifications
Operator Training MEWPS
FEPA PA1 (safe use of pesticides) and PA6 (Handheld applicators)
LANTRA Level 2 in Basic Tree Inspection
Basic computer skills in areas such as Outlook, Word & Excel.
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