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 500 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 an Arborist (3 posts) to join our Environmental Services team.
In the role if Arborist you will undertake a wide range of high quality, practical arboriculture and landscape maintenance operations including aerial tree works to the highest standards of safety and quality, whilst providing excellent customer service.
You will deal with customer enquiries, including requests for service and complaints and you will carry out a wide range of arboricultural operations using associated machinery and equipment as instructed by the Senior Arborist.
You will assist in conducting a comprehensive range of flexible, emergency tree works, and land scheduled tree maintenance, under the direction of the Senior Arborist and Arboriculture Manage, completing all works to the relevant quality standards and in line our procedures and key performance indicators (KPI’s), complying with Health and safety standards in all areas of operations whilst on site.
You will undertake basic assessment surveys and deliver appropriate reports for tree works, updating our digital system with basic data as required ensuring all data is accurate and reflective of works undertaken.
To be successful it is essential at you hold NPTC/Lantra units in Arboriculture: Arboricultural accreditation: CS30 / CS31 Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Felling, CS32 Felling of Medium Trees CS38 Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue CS39 Operate a Chain Saw from a Rope and Harness and Manually Fed Brushwood Chipper, Stump grinding NPTC, CS40, 41 Aerial pruning and dismantling and PA1, PA6 Pesticides training.
It is desirable that you have a Windblown trees qualification, PASMA/MEWP training or Level 3 or above qualification in Arboriculture or similar.
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.
However 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 HumanResourcesTeam@onward.co.uk and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.