Tree Specialist

Onward Homes
£30,800 (Recruitment Rate) £31,700 (Confirmed Rate)
27 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 400 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

At Onward we’re working towards creating positive spaces, which extends to not only to the communities we serve but to our workplaces being positive spaces that are open, diverse and inclusive.  Onward is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation in every aspect of our work. 

We are looking for a Tree Specialist (1 post) to join our Environmental Services team.

Reporting to the Arboriculture Manager, you will assist in the management of trees across the Onward geography, ensuring effective risk management, and maintenance.

The post holder will deal with enquiries including hazardous trees and undertake any other support function for the Arboriculture Manager, as directed. You will undertake surveys and deliver appropriate reports for tree works, as well as, produce preliminaries, bills of quantities and specifications for tree works as required.

You will utilise technology (e.g. GPS systems) to develop and maintain tree survey information and other information as required. You will assist the Arboriculture Manager in the delivery of tree management across the Onward geography for both Onward and external customers, ensuring all requirements, including legal and health & safety, are met and provide support to development work through appropriate inputs as required.

To be successful, it is essential you have knowledge and experience using GPS / GIS equipment and software effectively, as well as experience, excelling in a customer focused environment and the delivery of services for external customers.  You should also have a degree in Arboriculture or Level 5 qualification equivalent. 

All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation.  As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

Please note that due to Covid-19, we have adapted our working arrangements under government guidelines and Safe Systems of Work.  Discussions around the current working arrangements and Safe Systems of Work specific to the role will take place during the interview process. If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.