Area Care - Arboriculture Operative (2 Posts)

Employer
Middlesborough Council
Location
Middlesbrough
Salary
£22,571 - £23,953
Closing date
24 Jun 2022
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Do you enjoy outdoor work? If so and you can demonstrate practical and technical knowledge of the undertaking of a diverse range of Arboricultural tasks, including tree pruning (working at height) tree felling and dismantling, dealing with storm damaged trees, stump grinding/chemical treatment, disposing of or processing of the arising’s, working within woodlands. 

Driving is essential for this role

  • Use and experience of Arboricultural tasks.
  • Tree climbing/Aerial rescue.
  • Rigging and dismantling.
  • Assist with the provisions of emergency call out works in accordance with the Councils emergency call out procedures.
  • NPT certification in arboricultural activates.
  • PA1, PA6, Chemical Application
  • First Aid at Work
  • Manual Handling

37 hours a week, Monday to Thursday - 7.30am to 3.30pm, Friday - 7.30am to 3.00pm. We operate an annualised hour’s scheme which means you may be asked to work up to a maximum of 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday – 7.30am to 4.00pm. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake a whole range of Arboricultural tasks, including tree pruning (working at height) tree felling and dismantling, dealing with storm damaged trees, stump grinding/chemical treatment, disposing of or processing of the arising’s, working within woodlands.
  • Assist with the provisions of emergency call out works in accordance with the Councils emergency call out procedures.
  • Assist with aerial tree inspection works and the assessment of hazardous trees, including the use of decay detecting equipment.
  • The use and maintenance of all plant and equipment, including chainsaw’s, wood chippers, stump grinders, powered pole pruners, brush cutters, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers. Ensuring all plant and equipment are maintained as per the service manuals.
  • All personal climbing equipment i.e. ropes, harnesses, karabiners, etc. are to be kept to the correct standard as per the LOLER Regulations.
  • To comply with the Councils Health & Safety policy, and associated management systems and report any incidents/accidents/hazards.
  • Undertake all operational work in strict compliance with Health & Safety legislation and industry best practice.
  • Implement traffic management is required for all tree operations in the public highway in accordance with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Chapter 8 regulations.
  • Undertake all necessary internal/external training.
  • Undertake all tree, shrub, hedge planting as required.
  • Undertake maintenance of all hedgerows, shrubs as part of the Area Care annual maintenance programme.
  • Assist in any Area Care operational works as directed.
  • Follow specific instructions written, verbal or IT.
  • Ensure that a high standard of work is maintained at all times and to embody Middlesbrough Councils Corporate Values.
  • To report any operational, mechanical or technical problems immediately to the Supervisor/Group leader.
  • Communicate effectively with members of the public to ensure a positive perception of the Council is met.

Corporate Responsibilities:

We will make every reasonable effort to supply the necessary employment aids, equipment or adaptations to enable employees to perform the full duties of the job in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 where a post holder is disabled.

You will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equality of opportunity and fairness of treatment in relation to employment issues and service delivery.
  • Respect all confidentialities and principles and practices of the Data Protection Act.
  • Comply with Health and Safety policies and legislation.
  • Be committed to continuous personal development, including Middlesbrough learns.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, highlighting any areas of concern with the appropriate service and adhering to the policies of the Council relating to these issues.

The above duties and responsibilities cannot totally encompass or define all tasks which may be required.  The outlined duties and responsibilities may, therefore, vary from time to time without materially changing either the character or level of responsibility: these factors are reflected in the post.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

For the purposes of recruitment and selection, you will be assessed against Our Values and the criterion marked as Essential/Desirable in the Qualifications and Knowledge & Experience section.

Our Values

Our Values are a critical element of our strategy to create a brighter future for Middlesbrough. They will be at the heart of everything we do and will be the foundation for how we operate, behave and make decisions.  Having these values will help you be the best you can be and help Middlesbrough to grow and thrive.  

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