Senior Arborist | Wellington City Council

Employer: Wellington City Council

Role: Senior Arborist

Location: Wellington

  • Passionate about our environment?

  • Enjoy being part of a passionate motivated team?

  • Looking to contribute your skills and expertise to enhance Wellington's urban forest?

We are looking for a level 4 qualified arborist, preferably with a Class 2 licence, to be a leader within a team of passionate arborists carrying out all aspects of modern arboriculture.

The Tree Team is part of the wides Parks, Sport and Recreation group that provide comprehensive tree maintenance services across the City, including its parks and reserves, town belt, Botanic Gardens and road network.

As a Senior arborist, you will be responsible for all the operational aspects associated with tree maintenance throughout Wellington City and also Porirua City. This includes utility line clearances, complex tree dismantles within Karori cemetery and the Town Belt, geospatial data entry and maintenance for tree asset surveys and tree risk assessments.

You will be someone with a high degree of technical expertise and experience, excellent relationship and people management skills. You will be someone who looks to deliver excellent customer service and inspire your team to do the same.

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • A high degree of technical expertise and experience

  • People management skills

  • Excellent understanding of and adherence to health and safety in the workplace

  • Clean NZ driver's licence - preferably class 2

  • Good level of physical fitness

  • Motivated and passionate about trees

In exchange for your skills, you'll work for an organisation that really values its people - we provide an extremely broad range of training and professional development opportunities and emphasise the welfare of our people and places.

Because this is a safety sensitive role, all the shortlisted candidates will have to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Please note that all the staff in this team will be subject to random testing as well.

If this sounds like you, follow the application link to make an application and/or to view the position description. All applications must be submitted online.

Application link:

For more information please contact Joshua Symes, Team Manager Arboriculture, on 021 227 8393 or via

Applications close Sunday, 21 March 2021.

We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.


NZ Arboricultural Association​

1/23 Alma St, Buxton Sq, Nelson

PO Box 1193, Nelson 7040

04 472 6330

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