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Arborist

Location: OXFORD, OXFORDSHIRE Salary: 81.10 - 81.10 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 14 days ago Reference: 3087117
We are currently recruiting for a number of Arborist's on behalf of Oxford City Council.

Role purpose
- Provide excellent customer service in the delivery of arboricultural operations. Including working in Oxford City Council’s owned and managed properties, private customers, schools and in parks and urban spaces
- Undertake a wide range of associated activities including; tree climbing, aerial rescue, dismantling, pruning, stump treatments, preventative maintenance, felling and planting of trees.
- Deliver groundwork services using equipment such as chainsaws, chippers and stump grinders.

Role responsibilities and main duties
- Undertake skilled, arboricultural operations in public parks, playing fields, highway areas and similar open spaces in a safe manner
- Undertake the full range of arboricultural operations as specified in any works order or contract specification.
- Carry out visual and climbing tree inspections and report findings (within Schools, Universities, Parks as appropriate).
- Maintain appropriate machinery and P.P.E, in line with policy and procedures as laid down in the parks and green spaces quality assurance system, and in line with other Council departments.
- Participate in out of hours call outs and storm warning standby.
- Participate and contribute to the ethos of teamwork and flexibility within the team.
- Drive Council vehicles as required, at all times adhering to the City Council’s Drivers Handbook.
- Carry out work in line with Oxford City Council policy as regards Health and safety at work and in line with the Health and Safety at Work (1974) Act. To work within the Quality Assurance system and all associated paperwork.
- Deal with members of the public in a professional manner.
- Undertake any other responsibilities that may be required by the Parks Manager, commensurate with the grading of the post.