Job:               Arborist Supervisor

Contract:      Permanent

Location:      Environmental Hub, Middlewich  

Hours:           37 hours per week

Salary:          Grade 6 £21,166- £23,836 per annum FTE (pending National Pay Award)

Ansa Environmental Services Ltd is a growing Company which is wholly owned by Cheshire East Council.

We have recently moved to a brand new facility in Middlewich and we are looking to recruit a Supervisor to join our currently busy Arboriculture team.

We are looking for somebody who will be committed to providing an effective frontline service to the residents of Cheshire East, communicating with them and other stakeholders in a courteous and professional manner.

You will be expected to undertake a variety of tree works both on the parks and open spaces maintained by the company as well as sites relating to commercial contracts.

For the right applicant, there is the possibility of obtaining further qualifications to build a successful career in this speciality, benefiting the individual and the company.

As a professional Arborist, you will supervise Ansa’s current Arborist Team by;

  • Ensuring that the start and end of day procedures are followed by the team.
  • Issuing daily schedules to the team, managing and prioritising arboricultural works across the borough, ensuring that work is carried out effectively. This will involve frequent inspections of work.
  • Ensuring that all work practices confirm to current H & S standards and operational guidance.
  • Supporting team members to help further their development, pass on experience and promote good team working.
  • Deploy and maintain vehicles, machinery and equipment effectively.
  • Overseeing the completion of work records and documentation specific to the roles carried out by the team.

In order to apply for this role, applicants should have:

  • Proven experience of working in arboricultural services and supervising teams in a challenging environment.
  • A full UK driving licence. (B+E trailer entitlement is desirable).
  • NPTC CS30, CS31, CS38 and CS39 qualifications or equivalent. (CS32, CS40 & CS41 is desirable).
  • Good IT skills.
  • A flexible and can do attitude.
  • Emergency first aid knowledge is essential.

In return, you will receive access to the following benefits; competitive terms and conditions, career average pension scheme, access to salary sacrifice green car scheme, child care vouchers, Employee Assistance Programme, corporate leisure discount etc.

To request an application form, please email For an informal discussion, please contact Keith Thelwell on 07976 770935 or Doug Christie on 07795 697652.

Closing Date: 25 May 2020

Potential Interview Date: W/C 1 June 2020

The Company is unable to notify every applicant of the result of their application. If you have therefore not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, then you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

**The Company will not re-employ employees who left their employment on the grounds of voluntary retirement/severance except in truly exceptional circumstances. Reappointment and re-engagement includes all types of contractual relationships whether they be a contract of employment, contract of service etc. and whether the individual is appointed as an employee or engaged as an interim, direct consultancy or via an agency or other supplier. If you feel however that there are exceptional circumstances in your case, please write in the first instance to Melanie Henniker, Group Head of HR and OD, Environmental Hub, Cledford Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire. CW10 0JR.