Vacancy for Arborist

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Location South Wales, NP26
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Days Monday - Friday
Working Times Between 07:00am and 5:00pm
Shift Pattern Days
Working Hours per Week 40 hours
Pay Rate £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Job Reference OP/47724/1/RC

Working as part of an established team you will support our customers through a range of vegetation management services.

You will be required to carry out tree surgery and arboriculture maintenance operations at client sites in a safe and compliant manner, with the chance to work on a prominent and dynamic contract which is constantly innovating and improving the way work is carried out.

You will be supported through on-going company and job-related training to develop your skills and make progress within both OCS and the industry. We can provide excellent opportunities for the right candidate.

A competitve salary is available for a basic 40 hour week and we will also provide all equipment, PPE and tools required.

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Experience in an arboriculture role
  • Experience in the safe operation of a range of powered machinery
  • Industry recognised qualifications in chainsaw and arboriculture working
  • Utility experience and qualifications are preferred but not essential
  • Risk assessment for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)?*
  • A full UK driving licence is essential, with ability to tow being preferred but not essential
  • The desire to work safely and productively in a potentially hazardous environment
  • To work well in a small team, you will need to be able to manage your own time effectively and promote a professional and safe approach to your work.

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.