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Tree Surveyor

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are recruiting a full-time permanent tree surveyor to work as part of their tree team based in Peterborough, providing services to a large local authority client.

Managing a large and diverse tree stock; ranging from street trees, parks, open spaces and woodlands, the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking cyclical and reactive surveying, as well as providing technical advice and support to a variety of stakeholders on tree related matters. This includes members of the public, Council officer and members.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a progressive client where the management of their large tree stock is a key priority, and thus supported with the budget to reflect their vision.

As a Tree Surveyor you will be working within a small team of tree surveyors managing our client’s large and diverse tree stock; ranging from street trees, parks, highways, open spaces and woodlands. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking large scale cyclical and reactive surveying and providing technical advice and support to a variety of stakeholders on tree related matters.

Key Deliverables:

To undertake a rolling programme of surveying and inspection of our client’s trees (highways, parks, open spaces and woodland). To include species identification, risk/hazard identification (THREATS) and assessment.

To undertake reactive surveying in respect to adhoc enquiries, storm damage etc

To accurately record all inspections and surveys using Ezytreev via handheld devices.

To assist in the preparation of immediate works orders as well as cyclical work programs for our external tree contractors based on survey findings using the Ezytreev system.

To liaise with operational teams and contractors to ensure that all arboricultural works are carried out in accordance with good arboricultural practice.

To deal with resident and Councillor enquiries in relation to our client’s tree stock and communicate findings and actions in an appropriate format/manner.

To provide advice on tree related matters to various stakeholders including clients, Councillors, colleagues etc.

The ability to identify trees and diagnose disease, decay and structural defects, and make informative decisions on the required immediate and future works of our trees in line with good arboricultural practices and the Council’s Trees and Woodlands Strategy.

The ability to identify and prioritise appropriate works based on survey findings.

The ability to plan and prepare tree planting schemes.

The ability to effectively communicate arboricultural information and survey findings, both verbally and in writing, to a variety of stakeholders’: the public, Council Members, Council Officers and external organisations.

The ability to manage customer/resident expectations and appropriately communicate findings and decisions in a professional manner.


Relevant practical and theoretical experience of good arboricultural practices.

Relevant practical and theoretical experience of undertaking visual tree assessments.

Relevant experience of dealing with customers or other stakeholders on tree related matters.

Relevant experience in ICT skills including MS Office applications.

Excellent tree and pest/disease knowledge and identification skills.

A practical understanding of the THREATS Tree Hazard and Risk Evaluation system.

Current knowledge of industry best practice.

Effective IT skills including MS Office and survey data collection software with aptitude to learn new technology

A wider understanding of basic tree related ecology & environmental matters


An appropriate and related professional arboricultural qualification (Level 3-4 Certificate/Diploma or equivalent to minimum QCF level 3).

Lantra Professional Tree Inspector certification (desirable but not essential). We would support the attainment of this within 6-12 months of employment

Full driving licence (and use of own car for business use)


25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays

CPD to support and increase relevant technical and industry knowledge and skills

Free Gym Membership

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £31,500.00-£36,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free fitness classes
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • Monday to Friday


  • Driving Licence (required)
  • Arboricultural Qualification (required)

Grounds Maintenance Operative (Driver)

Seasonal (to perm)

Aragon Direct Services are looking for seasonal Streetcare/Grounds Maintenance staff to work as part of their Streetcare team based in Peterborough.

Successful candidates will be offered a 6-month, fixed term contract, and for right candidates with the right attitude this fixed-term contract could lead to a permanent role within the Streetcare team at Aragon.

Working hours are 38.5 hours Mon-Fri, to include a Friday finish at 12.45pm every week.

Service delivery will include;

Undertaking all aspects of grounds maintenance including grass cutting, strimming, shrub cutting, hedge cutting/pruning, planting, weeding, sweeping, sport pitch maintenance, litter picking etc.

Driving company vehicles (up to 3.5T) and operating light plant and machinery in built-up urban areas

Ensuring daily work schedules are followed, and to a consistent high standard.

Completing training in the appropriate equipment and safe methods of work

Completing appropriate safety checks on all vehicles and equipment, carrying out maintenance, and reporting defects as required.

Liaising with members of the public, other team members, managers and sub-contractors in a professional and courteous manner.

 What are we looking for?

Desire and ability to undertake physical work in all weathers

Ability to operate company vehicles up to 3.5T

Desire and ability to consistently work to a high standard with a flexible approach to work.

Health and Safety awareness and the ability to follow safe working practices at all times

Ability to follow work instructions, both written and oral, to a high standard

Ability to understand and complete documents/forms relating to our streetcare operations.

Self-motivated, flexible and hardworking.

Experience and Qualifications

Full driving licence up to 3.5T.

Experience of Grounds Maintenance work is desirable, but not essential


Passenger Transport Driver

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are recruiting a part time or full time Passenger Transport Driver to work as part of their team based in Peterborough.

The main purpose of this role is to maintain a safe environment for pupils accessing transport services. Where required, working with a passenger assistant to provide high quality school transport service throughout the designated area, providing the service user with a positive experience of our transport services and reflect the values of Aragon Direct Services.

Hours of work – Monday to Friday, Term Time Only. 07.15 – 09.15 and 14.30 – 16.30 (split shift) 

Based in Peterborough, this is a part time, term time only, permanent opportunity. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an attractive benefits package including pension scheme, holidays and life assurance scheme.

This is a rewarding role working with a variety of students. Assisting our service users daily to help promote independence.

What does the role involve?

To collect and deliver allocated clients from designated pick up points, to their destination, ensuring at all times that they are safe and comfortable, and that when travelling all occupants of the vehicle are securely strapped in position using the full range of restrain systems provided.

Report any concerns over behavioural, physical, mental or other health needs of the clients to the school and/or line manager. Completing accident forms where required.

Deliver the clients to the safe custody of their designated drop off point.

Complete regular bus pass checks and report any issues.

To undertake daily vehicle checks before use and at the end of each day (brakes, oil, water, tyres, cleanliness and any vehicle damage).

To keep tidy, whilst in possession, the vehicle (inside and out) and to report when interior/exterior clean is required.

Responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards colleagues and other agencies.

Display a good attitude to our clients, school staff, visitors, public and colleagues.

Licencing Requirements

· Section 19 drivers require a full driving licence with category BE,C1, C1E, D1 and D1E on the licence.

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test, in addition to an enhanced DBS check.

Salary: £10.42 – £12.50 per hour