Job vacancy: Craftsperson based Aldenham/Watford

Salary Range: £19,819 - £21,693 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

Hertfordshire County Council’s Rural Estates Team are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated person to help manage its woodland, farmland trees, open space and public access routes across the county.

The role will predominantly involve estate maintenance tasks including:-
• assisting in new woodland tree planting,
• carrying out ad hoc tree inspections and providing reports of tree condition.
• felling dead/dangerous/wind-blown trees.
• topping and strimming grass.
• cutting hedges.
• spraying around newly planted trees and dealing with unwanted weeds.
• minor gate and fence repairs.
• litter picking and clearing flytipping

The successful candidate will hold an NPTC CS30 and CS31 chainsaw certificate and ideally a NPTC PA1 and PA6 pesticide certificate or similar and have demonstrable working experience of use. A familiarity with tractor driving is advantageous. Previous experience of strimmer and chipper use and a full driving licence is essential.

The position is full time, working hours Monday to Friday.
Interviews will be held week commencing 25.02.2019

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Serena Clay on 01992 556240

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As part of the application you will be prompted to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the person specification area of the attached job outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application may be rejected.

English Fluency:
Please Note: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Contact email

None specified


01992 556240

Closing date

10th February 2019


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