• Job description

    We are looking for an Apprentice Arborist – (1 post). This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Environmental Services team.

    This role will be based at our Brunswick, Liverpool Site. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday. Full time colleagues work 37 hours per week.

    What will you be doing?

    Working as part of a great team, your focus will be carrying out a wide range of 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 assist with undertaking a wide range of arboricultural operations using associated machinery and equipment as instructed by the Senior Arborist and 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 Manager.

    You will deal with customer enquiries on site including complaints, requests for service and dangerous trees.

    You will assist with updating the digital system with basic data as required ensuring all data is accurate and reflective of works undertaken and undertake basic assessment surveys and deliver appropriate reports for tree works.

    What are we looking for?

    It is essential that you have the following skills in order to deliver a high-quality service

    Interest in Arboriculture/Horticulture
    Confident and competent working at height
    Excellent customer service skills
    Good communication skills – written and verbal
    The ability to demonstrate great teamwork
    The ability to follow procedures and provide performance data of operations
    You will also require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English OR a Vocational qualification Level 1 plus GCSE grade D/3 in both Maths and English

    You will complete a course of study and will be working towards a Level 2 Arborist Operative apprenticeship with the training provider Myerscough. You will be taught via block release and ‘on the job’ learning.

    What you can expect from us

    We offer a ‘Real Living Wage’, a generous annual leave entitlement of 31 days plus bank holidays and a pension scheme with employer matched contributions of up to 10%. Your wellbeing matters to us, and we offer a health cash plan where you can claim back money for health care, access to a GP service and an employee assistance programme, along with access to discounts for you and your family to enjoy outside of work.

    We are passionate about our people, enabling their development, with learning opportunities to progress both personally and professionally. This includes access to volunteer in our local communities or learn a new skill outside of work.

    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­About Onward

    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.

    In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.

    We embrace diversity and strive for diverse teams to create an inclusive culture which enables Onward to thrive and be representative of the communities that we serve. We want to ensure that everybody has an opportunity to be part of our recruitment processes and will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you with our recruitment process via the email address below.

    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 [email protected] and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.

    Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early prior to the closing date.

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