Utility Arborist

  • Job Reference: 2856-099
  • Date Posted: 28 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Electricity North West
  • Location: Oldham, Manchester
  • Salary: £18,170.40 to £26,557.32
  • Sector: Trades & Labour
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Electricity North West is looking for experienced Arborists to join our team based in Oldham.


Our team of in-house Arborists carry out a successful tree cutting programme to reduce the potential impacts of fallen trees and branches with the aim of preventing sudden power cuts for our customers.


Day to day as an Arborist you will be involved with clearing trees adjacent to overhead power lines and sub stations, operating chainsaws and chippers, maintaining vehicle, plant and equipment and completing paperwork against work instructions. Ensuring all work is carried out in compliance to working practices, codes of practices and risk assessments for the job.


To become an Arborist with us you’ll have arb industry experience, experience of working outdoors in all weather conditions, experience of working at height and hold a full UK driving licence ideally with B+E.


You will hold NPTC 30, 31, 38, 39 and ideally 40, 41, NPTC UA 1 and a LANTRA / NPTC chipper certificate and ideally have utility experience.


If you’re focussed on providing excellent customer service and want to become part of a team who work hard to keep the lights shining for our customers, we want to hear from you.


Take a look at one of our Tree Cutting teams in action: https://youtu.be/gwAJCCqDTto


This role is based from our Oldham depot, as the successful candidate you will be required to travel throughout the South Operations area.


In return we will offer you: 


  • A starting salary of up to £26,557.32 dependent on skills + experience (based on a 37 hour working week)
  • Bonus earning potential of up to 10% of your base salary
  • 26 days holiday rising to 30 days, plus bank holidays
  • Enrolment into a pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14% of base salary
  • Overtime available on business need
  • Access to an employee assistance programme
  • The option to buy and sell holidays


As a business we are committed to continually developing our people, if you are an internal candidate have you thought about a lateral move? This role is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your current skill set and will support you in building your knowledge and experience of the business, as well as supporting your future career progression.


Appointment to this role will be on Electricity North West JNC terms of employment.


The closing date for submission of an application is 12 December 2019. We would encourage you to submit an early application as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.


As part of the Recruitment & Selection process Electricity North West carries out pre-employment screening to aid in the assessment and overall suitability of an individual to perform a role. If offered a conditional offer of employment you will be required to provide us with additional information to allow us to perform checks in line with our policy.


We don’t accept speculative CVs from agencies. Any received we will assert ownership of the candidate and no fee will be payable.