Job opportunity: Arboriculture Manager

This job position is within the sustainable environment and operations directorate.


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.    

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is located in a very attractive and affordable part of the West Midlands, equidistant from Manchester and Birmingham.  Our vision is to provide good local services, a prosperous borough, and safe and welcoming places for all. 

  • We are committed to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential.
  • We are focussed on the wellbeing of our people.
  • Together we can help to make a difference to our community - we offer 'jobs with purpose'. 

Do your values align with ours?  Read further information on our values, culture and behaviours. 

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

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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. 

Closing date

5pm on Friday 16 December 2022. 

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

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification.

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