Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Arborist team on a fixed-term basis.

Ipswich Borough Arbs team are responsible for carrying out the full spectrum of tree surgery works for both IBC and external clients such as Suffolk County Council.

If you are looking for a role where you can really make a difference whilst putting your skills to good use improving and managing IBC’s tree stock, then we would love to hear from you.

This post is offered on a fixed term basis for 12 months from commencement of employment.

About you

You will be required to demonstrate that you are reliable, self-motivated, well organised, possess good communication skills and able to prioritise your work, whilst working in a public facing environment.

Being a team player is essential to this role whilst being able to follow and update risk assessments for each site when applicable.

You will have experience in tree surgery including climbing, chipping, chainsaw use, crown lifts and a keen eye for detail, and have a good level of health and safety awareness in relation to these operations.

You will have a relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification / skills / experience and ideally have a recognised qualification related to machine use, i.e. chainsaw.

You will be using a full range of machinery along with associated daily maintenance and will also be required to carry out manual tasks such as considerable bending, lifting and walking.

You will be required to support your supervisor and lead operative grade staff in your team.

A full UK driving licence is required for this post.

Hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Nick Wilcox on 01473 433530 or via email

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role:

Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.


Various Park Locations


£24,057 – £25,409

Application closing date

23 January 2023

Job type

Full-time – 37 hours

Job reference



Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000