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Logo: Hertfordshire County CouncilJob Title: Rural Craftsperson / Estate Worker

Location: Aldenham, Watford

Salary Range: £20,344 - £22,462 pa

Hours: 37 hours 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 with set working hours of Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 4:00pm and Friday 7:30am to 3pm. The base for this team is currently in Aldenham however this will be changing to Kings Langley.


Employees at Hertfordshire have access to a range of benefits including generous leave entitlements starting at 24 days annual leave days plus 12 flexi leave days, the Local Government Pension scheme and ‘Herts Rewards’ scheme which offers a variety of discounts and wellbeing options


For any questions please contact Serena Aston on 01992 556240.


Closing date: 8th December 2019

Interview date: 7th January 2019


For further information and to apply, please click here



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