Arborist Tree Surgeon


    Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited

    Your new company
    Hays are working with the City of London corporation to recruit 3 x Arborist/Tree Surgeons to be allocated to the Epping Forest EstateYour new role
    To contribute to the protection and conservation of Epping Forest as a unique open space for the recreation and enjoyment of the public through the effective and efficient implementation of the Forest Management Plan – in particular those aspects relating to arboriculture, tree safety and veteran trees. Carry out practical arboricultural work using rope and harness and mobile elevated work platform, (MEWP), including crown reduction, tree pruning, sectional felling/dismantling and pollarding. Carry out general tree and woodland management, including tree felling, coppicing and scrub clearance or other habitat works. Ensure all work is carried out according to risk assessments, safe systems of work, industry good practise e.g. AFAG/ FISA and other guidance as issued. Maintain an awareness of the obligations and limitations of working in a Special Area of Conservation, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Scheduled Ancient Monuments and similar designations., as well as habitat types and priority species.What you’ll need to succeed

    • City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates of Competence in:
    • Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting
    • Felling Small Trees up to 380mm
    • Felling Medium Trees over 380mm (Desirable)
    • Tree climbing and aerial rescue.
    • Using a chainsaw from a rope and harness
    • Tractor driving and implement operation (Desirable)
    • Pole pruner (Desirable)
    • City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Aerial Tree Rigging
    • City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Safe use of manually fed wood-chipper
    • IPAF static boom (1b)
    • NRSWA operative (Desirable)
    • B1+E driving licence
    • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Arboriculture (Desirable)
    • 2 years post qualification climbing experience

    What you’ll get in return
    An initial interim contract and the opportunity to work in this ancient forest of international importanceWhat you need to do now
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