Job opportunity: Arboriculture Manager


Grade 10 - £36,298 to £38,296 per annum.




37 hours per week.

About the job

This is an exciting opportunity for an appropriately skilled and experienced Arboriculture Manager to join Newcastle Borough Councils Streetscene Team. 

The Streetscene team provides essential operational services for the Council in relation to tree, parks and environmental management of our land holdings as well as street cleansing, responsive service requests and positive partnership management.

Newcastle Borough Council is committed to providing high quality services to its residents and communities. Newcastle Borough is a place where we strive to meet the needs of our communities by empowering and enabling our people to deliver on shared goals.

The Arboriculture Manager will be an enthusiastic team manager with an ability to effectively manage a team of Tree Operatives and an Arboriculture Surveyor to ensure efficient and safe operations. 
The role is to reduce the risk to the council in relation to the management of its tree stock including ensuring high levels of safety for the in-house Arboriculture Team and engaged contractors.

The Arboriculture Manager will ensure the effective, efficient and good arboriculture management of our tree stock to reduce risk and protect our mature and maturing tree stock for present and future generations. You will ensure compliance with our policies and procedures and contribute, develop and advise on tree related strategies, policies and tree preservation orders while keeping up to date with national policy developments, good practice developments and requirements within the Arboriculture industry.

You will respond to all tree related enquiries from residents, Ward Councillors, Partners and MP’s and you will provide detailed responses and assessments for insurance claims protecting the councils interests and protecting trees where practical.


The successful candidate will be required to work from Knutton Lane Depot at Newcastle under Lyme as part of the Streetscene Team, providing office cover and participating in the team standby rota to deal with emergency issues outside of normal office hours.    


If you would like further information on this vacancy, please call our Contact Centre and ask for Darren Green, Streetscene Business Manager on 01782 717717. 

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme is on the up!  We’ve already started our transformation, however, we still need to find better ways of doing things because we are determined to do the very best we can for our communities.   

If our vision is to be the best, then we need the best people working for us. Our people are at the heart of what we do and have the freedom to innovate, grow and develop.  We recruit people who share our vision and values; people who have the drive to deliver our ambitious Council plan.

Our historic Borough is a place of marked contrasts. We are the home of a world class University at Keele, a leading light known internationally for its research and sustainability record, which stands side by side with former mining communities including some which register amongst the most deprived areas in the country. Our Borough is also a mixture of urban centres, affected by some of the same social issues facing our neighbouring city, Stoke-on-Trent, but also outstanding rural landscapes in our less populated villages. Our plans and priorities aim to address the needs of all our communities.   

Our people offer 

We reward our people with a competitive range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 23 days annual leave and 5 extra days after 5 years' service, flexible working and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, green travel scheme including cycle to work scheme and electric car salary sacrifice, free employee 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service and health checks plus development and training opportunities.

View our full range of employee benefits and 'working for us' video. 

Closing date

5pm on Wednesday 14 June 2023. 

Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated.

Successful candidates will hear from us within two weeks of the closing date.

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification.

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