Arboricultural Officer

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Location: Working across Cornwall

Salary: £20,670 - £26,247

Contract: Permanent, 37 hpw

About the role

This role is key to the management of Cornwall Council’s trees, and the management of their ‘Tree Risk’ and sits within CORMAC’s ‘Invasive Plants & Arboricultural Service’. Officers undertake inspections adjacent the managed highway network and upon Cornwall Council owned land. Our team record inventory data, assess tree risk, specify and instruct remedial works.

We respond to the public and liaise with property managers and highway officers regarding trees and recommended works. We advise CORMAC and Cornwall Council officers in respect of current best practice, promoting good arboricultural management. We work alongside colleagues managing Cornwall Council’s open spaces, and with CORMAC’s Landscaping and Tree Surgery Team.

In addition, we undertake inspections and provide consultancy services for, private landowners and developers. We are seeking to develop this aspect of the business.

This position will be subject to a enhanced Criminal records disclosure check.

About us

CORMAC Solutions Ltd is one of the most highly regarded, trusted and well-known companies in the South West. CORMAC is committed to contributing to sustainable economic growth, resilience and safer communities in Cornwall. We are a wholly owned Cornwall Council company that has successfully been trading in the open market for a number of years. With a turnover of approximately £100m pa and employing some 1600 fulltime staff, we are considered to be a major employer in Cornwall.

CORMAC provides highway and environmental design and maintenance services, construction of major highway schemes, surfacing and facilities management services including property maintenance, cleaning and caretaking services. CORMAC also provides fleet management and maintenance, quarried stone and aggregates and laboratory services. We deliver these services to Cornwall Council, other public bodies and a portfolio of private clients including major civil engineering contractors and consulting engineers. CORMAC is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.

About you

You shall be a self-motivated individual, seeking to join a dynamic and developing service. Having worked as a climbing arborist and/or as a surveyor; you shall be competent in assessing tree condition, tree risk and specifying work. You shall have an understanding of current working methods and of the associated health, safety and environmental considerations.

You must have achieved the Level 4 Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture (or equivalent) or shall be willing to undertake a qualification to this level. You must be a licensed user of Quantified Tree Risk Assessment or shall be willing to undertake training in this system. You must have achieved LANTRA accreditation in Professional Tree Inspection.

To apply please email your CV and Covering Letter to

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Company Name:  CORMAC
Location:  Cornwall

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