Arboricultural Officer

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Grade: SCP 21 - 26

Salary: £21,748 - £25,481 per annum pro rata

Contract: Part-time

Closing date: 8th June 2021

Totton & Eling Town Council is one of the largest in England, and they are looking to employ a part time Arboricultural Officer to carry out inspections and arrange any necessary work on council- owned trees including those on the highway, in parks and woodlands.

To monitor the work undertaken by the arboriculture contractor to ensure compliance with contract specification, quality assurance, compliance with relevant legislation. To maintain high standards of customer service, responding to enquiries from residents, elected members, other agencies within the agreed service standards. To provide professional, technical advice to Officers and Members of the Council, providing written reports and attending meetings as required in relation to the responsibilities of the post.

To be successful in this position, you MUST have a Nationally recognised qualification in Arboriculture e.g. HND Arboriculture and ideally Professional Tree Inspection qualification.

Knowledge of tree husbandry, arboricultural management techniques with a three years experience, ability to undertake tree inspections and an ability to prioritise and plan a mixed workload and making best use of personal resources to achieve performance objectives.

Adaptability and flexibility, able to work under pressure, and the ability to monitor contracts and to use computer systems are desired, as too is the ability to communicate and collaborate with others and establish positive relationships with the public and the local elected members. Full appreciation of the use of IT to enhance service delivery and work as a member of a team.

The candidate should have experience and knowledge of contact and dealings with the general public.

The average hours are 14-18 hours per week, on days to be discussed. A clean driving licence and use of own vehicle is required.

We would welcome applications, by application form only, from all candidates who feel they could assist with the development and management of the Town Council’s Arboriculture services. (CVs maybe attached to the application form if desired)

Application forms and a job description are available from our web site at Please send all applications to Susan Cutler at

Closing date: 8th June 2021

Job Details

Company Name:  Totton & Eling Town Council
Location:  Totton & Eling

Contact Details

Susan Cutler  Email: