Salary: £32,433 - £35,593 per annum (SCP 23-26)

Closing date: 4pm on Friday 26 July 2024

Contract: Permanent

Contact email:

Location: Dumfries

Organisation: Wheatley Group; Wheatley Homes South

Hours: Full time

Contact phone: 07920 247893

Do you want to work with a values-driven organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives? Come and join Wheatley Homes South as an Arborist.

About the role

The successful candidate will be required to work as part of a team to undertake a wide range of arboriculture and tree maintenance tasks and duties including felling, pruning, lifting, reducing, and planting trees. They will be required to climb trees and work at heights as well as being responsible for working safely and in accordance with safe working practices ensuring that all plant and machinery is used effectively. The successful candidate will work to industry standards and ensure that all steps are followed to ensure the safety of work colleagues and members of the public.

Who are we looking for?

Previous experience in tree cutting, forestry or arboriculture; similar capacity experience is also considered.

Relevant NPTC certificate units for the use of chainsaws:

  • ground based chainsaw operations;
  • tree climbing and aerial rescue;
  • aerial cutting of trees with a chainsaw using free-fall techniques;
  • felling and processing trees over 380mm (QCF);
  • severing uprooted or windblown trees using a chainsaw; and
  • arboriculture dismantling techniques.

Additional training will be provided where required.

The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities. Safety is a key priority for this role, and you will be required to embed yourself in our safety culture and adhere to guidelines in everything you do.

The benefits we offer

We offer a sector-leading benefits package.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • a rewarding career with a competitive salary;
  • access to a contributory pension scheme;
  • excellent leave entitlements;
  • enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave;
  • contributions towards dental, optical, driving lessons and more;
  • access to staff inclusion networks promoting an inclusive workplace; and
  • 24/7 access to our employee assistance programme.

Committed to inclusion

At Wheatley, are always looking to improve diversity within our teams. We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and achieve their full potential.

We actively celebrate our individual differences and recognise the collective strength this brings our organisation. It’s important our teams represent the communities we serve, and we welcome applications from any under-represented groups.

Closing date: 4pm on Friday 26 July 2024

For an application pack and detailed job profile, please click here.

For a chat about the role, please contact Enrico Amato on 07920 247893 or

We want all our candidates to shine. If you need any reasonable adjustments to help you feel more comfortable during the recruitment process, please contact Rachel Young on 07867 291367 or