Arborist

  • Job Reference: 00021773-1
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2022
  • Employer: Avove
  • Location: Durham, County Durham
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We understand the impact our work has on our society and the environment. It’s the difference we make that improves people’s lives and helps the economy to grow. We work alongside our customers to deliver resilient, bespoke infrastructure solutions that keep the taps running, the energy flowing and people connected. The work we do together matters.
 
Our teams of Arborists are responsible for maintain a contractual clearance from Northern PowerGrid’s electrical network. We also identify trees that pose a hazard to the network due to disease or ill health and implement management plans to reduce the risk. This position is based around the North East area of England. 
Key responsibilities: 
  • Practical Arboriculture tasks contributing to an efficient combined voltage programme of tree clearance, within prescribed timescales.
  • Climbing, pruning and site tidy up in line with BS3998 2010 and completion of data records with an educated recut estimation.
  • Adhere to all relevant legislation pertaining to tree management in relation to power line clearance, including Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Area restrictions and European Protected Species.
  • Landowner management including adhering to the agreed access and egress routes, work prescription as detailed on the work pack and maintaining a good communication with landowners when on the work site.
Skills and Experience
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • Confident and capable whilst working at heights
  • Good working knowledge of Arboriculture machinery
  • A driving licence for working in different locations and transporting equipment. Category BE is desirable.
  • A enjoyment for working outdoors.
  • Ability to read maps.
  • Experience working within Arboriculture and Forestry. You will be able to demonstrate experience of a range of common industry related tasks.
  • Suitable candidates must be familiar with different forms of machinery associated with modern Arboriculture.
Qualification
  • Ideally a suitable candidate with have a Level 3 qualification in Arboriculture or other relevant land-based subject.
Benefits:
  • We offer a competitive salary that is based on proven skills and experience. Hard work is celebrated and rewarded. We recognise that one size doesn’t fit all so everyone has access
  • to a variety of flexible benefits that work for you.   
  • Min. 24 days holiday plus statutory holidays (option to buy more)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A selection of lifestyle benefit options 
  • Financial wellbeing programme
  • Employee assistance program for health and wellbeing and onsite mental health firsters to support our colleagues  
We love to give back so we offer you volunteering days in your community and charity matched giving where we will boost your fundraising.
 
Our main value is to “Move Life Forward” and we are committed to developing our colleagues and encouraging personal growth, in conjunction with a flexible working approach so
everyone can thrive in an inclusive and open environment. 
 
We encourage you to apply for this role as soon as you can. We recognise talent waits for no one, so we progress candidates independently through all stages of recruitment process.