Team Leader - Arboriculture Services - Warrington, Manchester

Team Leader Warrington, Manchester , North West (United Kingdom) Full Time£26,000 - £27,000 (GBP)

Fountains OCS Group

About the Company

Fountains Forestry provides a comprehensive range of services in all aspects of forest and land management including acquisition services, forest management and timber harvesting & marketing.

We manage approximately 35,000 hectares (87,000 acres) of forests across the UK, from Caithness to Cornwall.

Our dedicated team of professional forest managers work closely with forest and woodland owners to help them achieve their investment objectives, and the sustainability of their woodlands, through sound forest management advice and best practice in silvicultural and operating procedures.

About the job

Supervising the delivery of Utility Arboriculture in proximity to the overhead National Grid transmission network.

About the role

With a firm focus on customer service, compliance, Health and Safety and the promotion of safe working practices, you will lead a team of operatives delivering arboricultural services on the National Grid vegetation management contract.

You will also:

Ensure vegetation management operations are carried out safely, efficiently and to contract specification.
Ensure the workload is scheduled and completed efficiently.
Complete and submit documentation and risk assessments within agreed timeframes.
Report all hazards and incidents in accordance with company policy
Liaise with clients and customers ensuring day-to-day problems are dealt with swiftly and effectively.
Maintain vehicles, plant and work equipment to Company standard.
Ensure a professional image is presented at all times.


About you

You will have a sound knowledge of the arboriculture industry preferably in the area of Utilities, a good knowledge of health and Safety procedures and proven leadership skills.

You will also need:

NPTC CS30, 31 , 32, 38, 39, are essential and 40 & 41 are desirable (All training, refresher or additional, will be provided for by the company)
UA1 & 5 qualifications preferred
The ability to organise and motivate a team
Good communication skills
Customer focus
Level 1 First Aid qualification preferred
Full UK driving licence (B+E an advantage).


Hourly rate negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience. DBS checking and Drug and Alcohol screening mandatory.

About us

What will you get in return?

A pension scheme- to save for the future - eligibility rules apply
Access to high street discounts
Access to low interest loans
Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers
Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme
Long Service Awards
Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Wellbeing Support
Why join OCS Group Ltd?

From providing a first-class shopping experience at major retail and leisure establishments, to maintaining critical factory facilities for well-known industrial organisations, to supporting the patient journey at large hospitals, we provide the essential services that keep businesses and societies running day in and day out.

We are the largest family-owned facilities management services company in the world and we deliver over 70 accredited services internationally.

OCS prides itself as a company that has family values.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS.

Preferred Skills

NPTC CS30, 31 , 32, 38, 39, are essential and 40 & 41 are desirable (All training, refresher or additional, will be provided for by the company)
UA1 & 5 qualifications preferred
The ability to organise and motivate a team
Good communication skills
Customer focus
Level 1 First Aid qualification preferred
Full UK driving licence (B+E an advantage).

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