Greater Manchester TreeStation
About the CompanyThe TreeStation is a Social Enterprise working to make the very best use of timber produced as a by-product of woodland management and tree work – for fuel, timber and other uses. Make wood work!
Treestation provides arboricultural services to 5 local authorities in the Greater Manchester area as well as a large range of housing provider, commercial and domestic clients.
About the jobA full time vacancy has arisen for the position of Arboricultural Manager and we are looking for the right person to join our team. As a senior manager, the Arboricultural Manager works closely with the Managing Director at a strategic level across other areas of the business.
• Direct tree work operations, both private and commercial, and project manage successful tenders, including budget management
• Management of several mobile tree work teams, including staff appraisals and identifying training requirements and opportunities for staff development
• Manage framework contracts for local authorities and housing associations
• Coordinate contract management by quoting, preparing job sheets and site plans, and scheduling works and projects
• Ensuring that TreeStation maintains and develops its safety and quality accreditations in line with company policies
• Oversee H&S strategies through revising COSHH assessments and Risk Assessments, creating method statements, monitoring incidents through incident management and identifying incident trends
• Keep abreast with and make recommendations regarding policies and procedures and make sure they are up to date with current legislation
• Research and develop new systems to further increase work efficiencies
• Liaise with private and commercial clients, local councils, senior stakeholders and the managing director
• Responsibility to direct the contract administration team, setting targets, reviewing priorities and workloads in the undertaking of the above duties
Preferred SkillsThe successful applicant must have a dedication to sustainability and environmental concerns, and will also meet the following criteria:
• A Level 4 or above qualification in Arboriculture or in a related subject (experience will be taken into account if an applicant doesn’t have the required qualification level)
• At least 10 years of industry experience
• At least 5 years of experience in supervising/managing multiple teams
• NPTC qualified, with a minimum of 6 arboricultural certificates of competence
• Tree identification knowledge and an understanding of tree safety and hazards
• Knowledge of TPOs and conservation areas
• Budget and business management skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience of project management
• Excellent customer care and engagement skills
• Computer literate and competent with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications
• Open to developing new streams of revenue
• Full driving license and a willingness to travel
• NEBOSH/IOSH Managing Safely certificated
• IPAF operator’s licence, preferably 1b and 3b
• NRSWA signing lighting guarding supervisor
• First aid at work with remote emergencies module
• PTS and/or CSCS card
• Experience of planning and management of specialised tree work operations, use of cranes in arboriculture, mechanised site clearance/forestry operations and similar
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