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Glendale

Qualified and Trainee Arborists - Surrey Region

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader providing arboricultural services to private and public sector businesses.

Glendale Countryside’s dedicated arboriculture teams carry out a wide range of tree-related works for domestic, commercial & public sector clients, throughout London and the South East. We are looking for staff to join our award winning arboriculture teams based in Surrey.

As well as core technical arboricultural tasks, services offered in this region include woodland and estates management, vegetation management, fencing, tree surgery, forestry and environmental engineering projects so there is a wide variety of experiences and skills to be gained.

Our Surrey depot based near Godalming is one of our flagship arboricultural bases, employing 15 qualified and experienced full-time arborists and 2 full-time trainee arborists. Working from 7 am - 3.30 pm 5 days per week. Regular paid overtime also available outside of these hours.

Our arborists benefit from a vast array of tools and equipment, from high-end timberwolf chippers, Husqvarna and Stihl handheld equipment including battery equivalent tools, Mobile Elevated Platforms, 26ton Hi-Ab timber lorries, remote-controlled stump grinders, telehandlers and 3.5t - 7.5t arb spec vehicles.

We can guarantee our staff have work every day through varying channels with Surrey County Council, Fareham Borough Council, Gatwick Airport, as well as a large proportion of private clients.


The Opportunity

  • Permanent contract with the opportunity to build and develop a career over the long term as we are keen to build team resilience.
  • Good opportunities for overtime earnings.
  • Ongoing refresher training
  • Tailored training and development programmes


The Qualified Person

  • Proactive member of staff with a passion for arboriculture
  • Strong team working ethic essential
  • The candidate will need to be flexible and reliable with a thorough, proven knowledge of all aspects of tree work: ground and aerial
  • Comfortable undertaking arboricultural duties including tree pruning, dismantling & felling
  • Nature of work requires the qualified candidates to hold the relevant industry qualifications such as NPTC certificates: 201(CS30), 202(CS31), 206/306(CS38) 308(CS39),. Possession of a valid CSCS card would be an advantage. A full, UK driving licence is desired, preferably
  • with trailer towing up to 3,500kg.
  • Must have a positive attitude towards Health & Safety regulations


The Trainee Person

  • Proactive member of staff with a passion to learn all aspects of arboriculture
  • Strong team working ethic essential
  • Comfortable learning arboricultural duties at height, including tree pruning, dismantling & felling
  • Must have a positive attitude towards Health & Safety regulations
  • The candidate will need to be flexible and reliable


What can Glendale offer you?

  • Sector competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave up to 22 days
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development
  • Full top end PPE and uniform


Glendale is a well-established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

If you feel that you have the necessary skills and competencies to be successful in this role and to develop your career with a dynamic and growing business, please apply with a letter of application and CV to our regional admin team regionalse.admin@glendale-services.co.uk or post to Regional Admin, Glendale, The Old Highways Depot, Petworth Road, Surrey, GU8 5QW tel: 01428 748 153

Closing Date 1st October 2020

About Glendale

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and specialises in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. For more information visit www.glendale-services.co.uk

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If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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