Closing date: Friday 22 March 2019
Permanent full-time senior Arborist required
Salary circa £22,000 DOE
Situated near Canterbury in Kent, Howletts Wild Animal Park works in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation; a charity committed to conservation and the reintroduction of captive bred species back into their natural habitats.
The Estates Department at Howletts Wild Animal Park has a vacancy for a permanent full-time senior Arborist.
The role involves maintenance, both routine and emergency, to the trees and woodland areas within both Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Park as well as off-site woodlands. You will be required to identify hazardous trees and the cause of the problem and advise the Estates Supervisor or Manger so that action plans can be drawn up to deal with any identified issues. The Senior Arborist will be responsible for overseeing the team delegating tasks appropriately and fairly to ensure that the daily work plan, as issued by the Estates Manager or Supervisor, is achieved. You will provide aerial support to other team members and carry out tree pruning along with producing timber products and clearing up site after tree work is completed. Other duties will include: ensuring that the arboriculture team meet expected standards and comply with company health & safety standards at all time. You will be responsible for maintaining tools and equipment to a safe and usable condition and assist the estates Manager with the production of risk assessments and producing health & safety documentation. You will also assist the Estates Manager with recruitment and setting performance related targets for the team as and when required.
We are looking for an experienced arborist who is, motivated and enthusiastic. You will have a willingness to undertake training where available and an ability to work with rage of arboriculture and horticultural tools and equipment. A valid driving licence is essential as you will be required to drive company vehicles around the park.
You must hold, NPTC CS 30/31/32/38/39/40/41 or equivalent. A MEWP operators certificate, trailer towing licence and experience using tractors & trailers and PTO driven chipper is desirable, however full training will be provided. All applicants must have right to work in the UK.
Working hours are 40 hours per week, worked 7:30am - 4:00pm five days out of seven. Some overtime will be required.
To apply: Please use the form below or email a CV along with a covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to: Human Resources, Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne, Kent, CT21 4PD.