Apprentice – Arborist – North Bridge

Full Time
Posted 5 months ago

We are passionate about our Place and we firmly believe we have one of the strongest propositions in the country.  Building on the strengths of being the UK’s best connect location, Doncaster is transforming the way it looks and feels. Anyone joining our council can look forward to working for a confident, ambitious organisation with big plans to develop further and deliver for our residents, workforce and visitors

We are looking to recruit 2, enthusiastic apprentices to join our specialist Arboricultural Team. We are responsible for the maintenance and care of  the Authority’s tree stock, this falls into many categories including woodlands, parks, open spaces and adjacent to the highway network.  We also carry out works for St Leger Homes and other council departments such as:- cemeteries, schools and  Asset Management .

Candidates will be training to NVQ level 2 in the field of Arboriculture and under supervision will be carrying out a range of arboricultural operations. Candidates should be comfortable with the prospect of working at height as training to undertake tree pruning and dismantling operations will be expected, this will include using both rope techniques and mobile elevated work platforms. Training in tree felling operations, along with the use of a wood chipper and stump grinder. Candidates will be expected to be motivated and a good team player.

The team work alongside colleagues within the Street Scene Service providing a 24 hour/365 day emergency call out service.  To maintain a ‘safer, cleaner and greener borough for the residents and visitors of Doncaster.

Further details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role are contained in the role summary and job profile.

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you the chance to be part of a great team dedicated to ensuring that all people in Doncaster thrive, you will also have access to a variety of attractive employee benefits including competitive leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and access to a range of staff discount and flexible benefits schemes.  Visit our  Working in Doncaster page to find out more.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 11th February and it is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 18th February.

For further details or an informal chat please contact David Elliott 07815498087 or David Hooley 07580770230

Doncaster Council is committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community where we strive to improve the quality of life for all. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff to share these commitments.

English Fluency Duty Under The Immigration Act 2016: As you are applying for a customer facing role, you must have the ability to converse easily with customers being able to provide advice and guidance in accurate spoken English.

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Job Features

Job CategoryCouncil Apprenticeships
Salary£7,138 PA
Closing Date10/02/19

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