Arboricultural Officer (Full Time) Ref: ESL002
Arboricultural Officer (Part Time) Ref ESL004
Grade 8: £33,349-£37,723 per annum pro-rata
The Council is looking for two professional Officers to provide a comprehensive arboricultural service across both districts working closely with our other Officers.
The post holder will be required to assess planning applications and provide arboricultural advice to planning case officers as well as managing applications on Tree Preservation Orders and notifications for works to trees in conversation areas. You will also be responsible for making, revoking and reviewing TPOs.
You will be responsible for the surveying, recording and management of Council tree stock within parks, open spaces and housing areas. You will be required to monitor the quality and timing of works issued to and undertaken by the Council’s contractor.
The successful candidate will have a relevant qualification in Arboriculture with experience of tree management and protection. You will be expected to have a sound knowledge of Tree Preservation Order legislation and possess good communication and IT skills. Previous experience is similar role is desirable but not essential.
The successful candidate will benefit from working in a friendly team of Street Scene and Landscape professionals dedicated to providing high standards of service delivery. The position benefits from the authorities flexible working policy, 25 days annual leave, reimbursement for business mileage, and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Closing date: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 6th March 2018
For more information please contact Paul Almond, Street Scene & Landscape Manager on 01295 221705. To download an application pack and apply for the post, please visit the council’s internet or contact the Human Resources Department on 01295 221767.
Internal candidates appointed will remain with their home authority if recruited to a shared post.
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