Vacancy for Line Clearance Supervisor

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Location Maidstone
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Days Monday - Friday
Working Times Between 07.30am and 4.00pm
Shift Pattern Days
Working Hours per Week 40 hours
Pay Rate £27,000 to £34,000 per annum
Job Reference OP/47191/1

We are looking for a Line Clearance Supervisor to join our Arboricultural team

You will report directly to the Line Clearance Manager (LCM) and will be responsible for establishing and arranging work within a geographical area.

You will plan your work according to the priority levels instructed by your LCM, maintaining the highest standards of operational services to support the overall, annual contract delivery.

Using your specialist training and expertise, you will evaluate work at job locations and negotiate and plan with the property stakeholders. Liaising closely with your LCM, you will arrange for the work to be completed by staff or sub-contractors.

To encourage individual and team ownership within your LCM’s assigned area, you will assist with the auditing of all completed work.

With availability, you will conduct site assessment surveys to support annual survey, resilience, and similar requirements.

You will promote excellent health and safety practice, supporting the contract to encourage a proactive environment of shared learning.

Main Duties:

Evaluate and consent work in your geographical area, ensuring it is planned and completed according to your LCM’s programme.

The staff or subcontractors available to you should be equipped and motivated to deliver operations to excellent standards of safety, compliance and efficiency. Where they are not, you contact your LCM prior to work starting.

Support and promote the proactive nature of our work and demonstrate firm leadership when needed.

Retain responsibility of your work through to completion, so when planning, you will liaise closely with your LCM around forecasted work volumes, costs, and challenges to ensure planned output is met.

Ensure that work specifications and method statements are fully completed and the selected team to carry out the work are trained and compliant for the tasks.

During work planning, you will ensure operational procedures, safe working methods and best environmental practices are followed according to customer requirements and Company compliance procedures.

Ensure all documentation required to carry out work in a compliant manner is available to the work team. If required, you will complete the sections of this, relevant to your role, before site work starts.

Provide regular tracking updates to your LCM.

Your work must comply with current legislation, and you will continuously reinforce the importance of safety performance and internal company and customer standards.

Assist in the auditing of all completed work

Take opportunities to develop customer relationships that may have future benefits.

Support your LCM in closing out audit actions according to timescales.

Make recommendations on improvement or efficiencies.

Support your LCM by strictly following procedures in the event of an incident.


To be successful in the role, you will need:

Reasonable computer literacy/administrative skills (using app-based data collection and form filling, writing of emails)

Experienced UA5 qualified or equivalent level training (includes Lantra Transmission Surveyor)

Any relevant industry qualification (preferred)

Professional Tree Inspector (PTI) (a mandatory training requirement if not already held)

Credible track record in Utility Arboriculture

High personal standards around quality or work completed attached to your responsibility

The ability to communicate both concisely and with professionalism

Excellent personal time management skills

The ability to comfortably work alone most of the time

To work autonomously, with efficiency and flexibility, according to the work demands

To be customer focused and happy to work in a front-facing environment

To be passionate about safety

An awareness on the commercial requirements of the contract and business, willing to understand the wider picture

What will you get in return?

  • A pension scheme- to save for the future - eligibility rules apply
  • Access to high street discounts
  • Access to low interest loans
  • Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers
  • Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Wellbeing Support

Why join OCS Group Ltd?

OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves.  We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job.  We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities.  We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS.  Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer.