Arborist

Arboriculturalist Oxford, South East (United Kingdom) Full Time£22,000 - £25,000 (GBP)

Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum

About the job

Grade 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 Skills

Essential 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
 Driving Licence
 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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