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  • Ref no: SLA06316
  • Published: 3/12/19
  • Closes: 4/12/19
  • Location: Forrest Street Depot, Forrest Street, Blantyre, G72 0JP
  • Salary: £32,452.00 - £33,453.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 40 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

A position has arisen in our arboricultural team for a forward looking, self motivated and confident Aboricultural 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 time.

By exercising autonomy within certain boundaries, you will have the ability to undertake a range of non-routine and complex tasks with the responsibility for helping to plan work activities involving management and allocation of resources.

You will deal with all arboricultural related enquiries, inspect, specify and price work for internal clients and review planning enquiries for Tree Preservation Orders. 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, Council Policies and Health and safety Legislation and have the ability to provide operational guidance to the arboricultural team as and when required.




Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from female applicants.

Applications online

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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage 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 competency/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 where their previous employer was the armed forces and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.



Experience and training in the inspection, risk assessment and proactive management of trees
An awareness and experience in the application of BS 3998:2010, BS 5837:2012, NJUG 4 and legislation relating to trees/woodlands
Knowledge of, or experience in, the management of veteran trees. An understanding of nature conservation issues, and protected species legislation relating to Arboriculture and trees
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 at least Level 3/4 (National Qualification Framework) or above with extensive experience in surveying and assessment
Professional Tree Inspection Certificate or the level of experience to pass this in the near future
You must have the ability to travel throughout South Lanarkshire.

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