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Forrest Street Depot, Forrest Street, Blantyre, G72 0JP
£33,342.40 - £34,361.60 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
40 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

A position has arisen in our arboricultural team for an Arboricultural Assistant. Our teams aim is to manage, protect and enhance, a thriving benefit-generating canopy cover that is in tune with South Lanarkshire’s needs, its aspirations and keeps pace with the challenges of our times.

You will deal with arboricultural related enquiries, inspect, specify and price work for internal clients.  You will be responsible for daily running and supervision of the arboricultural teams. You will ensure work is carried out in compliance with best practice and Health and safety Legislation.

Desirable Candidate should ideally have:

- Experience in the inspection, risk assessment and proactive management of trees  

- An awareness and experience in the application of BS 3998:2010 and working knowledge of  the legislation relating to trees/woodlands

- You will have good communication, people skills and must be able to deal with challenging situations using tact and diplomacy.

- A qualification in Arboriculture to Level 3/4 (National Qualification Framework) or equivalent, or experience at that level is desirable

- Professional Tree Inspection Certificate or the level of experience and commitment to pass this in the near future with support and training

- The ability to travel throughout South Lanarkshire


Please Apply online - All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

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