Head Arborist


Permanent Full Time

An opportunity has arisen for a Head Arborist with the Hastings District Council‘s Maintenance Group.  We are offering a permanent full-time role with an attractive salary and excellent working conditions and hours. All PPE is supplied and there will be opportunities for training and professional development.

This role leads a team of Arborists carrying out all aspects of tree maintenance including formative pruning, canopy reductions, dead-wooding, hanger removals and total removal of trees. The team climbs using ropes, chainsaws, and other tools & machinery. The role also includes support functions such as chipper operation, traffic management, carrying out condition assessments and performing various administrative duties.

The successful applicant will need to have a current class 1 driver’s license, basic mechanical knowledge, be physically fit, have excellent communication skills, be able to lead a team and work without supervision.  Relevant experience is essential and an Arboriculture qualification is preferred.

If this is you, please register and apply!

Location: Hastings

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Job no: HKAN739057