Lead Operative (Arborist) (FIF08207)

Expiring today

Fife Council
£19,297 - £21,399 per year
14 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Working Pattern: Monday - Thursday (07.45 -16.00) and Friday (07.45 - 12.45)

Interview Date: Week commencing 2 October 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.  The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

Responsible for assisting the area delivery of the Parks, Streets & Open Spaces function and related operations, ensuring the development and delivery of sustainable service provision at local Area/Ward level.

Working in all weather conditions, responsible for leading a team and undertaking work in public parks, playing fields, landscaped areas, streets, car parks and similar open spaces.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


You must have a SVQ 1 or 2 or equivalent in Amenity Horticulture or relevant subject and Arboriculture qualifications CS30 and CS31 or be working towards these. 


You will be responsible for supporting the Area Coordinator in all aspects of planning and executing arboriculture work and the use of suitable equipment and materials to carry out all aspects of tree surgery.

The Individual

You must have moderate experience of team management in Parks, Streets and Open Spaces or other relevant field and a working knowledge of plant and equipment and current best practice in parks and street cleaning operations or a similar environment.

In Fife Council how we work matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results

For Further Information Please Contact: Scott Clelland on 03451 55 55 55 ext 472711 or email scott.clelland@fife.gov.uk 

See also:
G004 01 Lead Operative.pdf
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc