Tree Officer

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Location: Dorchester, Wareham or Wimborne, Dorset

Salary: £25,481 - £32,910 (depending on grade and experience)

Contract: Fixed term until August 2022

Hours: Full-time

Job reference: 61042781A

Closing date: 20 June 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 21 June 2021

Come and join our friendly dedicated Team and experience the beauty of Dorset every day in your job!

Dorset Council is looking for a maternity cover Tree Officer up to 37 hours a week to join it’s busy, friendly arboricultural team, based in the Conservation team at County Hall in Dorchester or one of other Council offices in Wareham or Wimborne. The post is for up to 5 days a week (37 hours a week) at grade 9/10. The tree team includes 9 tree officers and 4 tree assistants.

You will assist the Tree Team Leader in providing the Council’s arboricultural service. Key areas of work will include dealing with tree work applications; making, revoking and updating tree preservation orders; analysis of development proposals and their potential impact on trees and hedgerows; gathering evidence where there are planning breaches; and the compilation and presentation of reports.

You will have a sound technical knowledge and preferably experience working as a Tree Officer for a local authority. You will also be familiar with how an arboricultural service fits within the planning system. You’ll be self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative to tight deadlines, but also be able to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the wider Planning Service. You will have excellent organisation skills; a good knowledge of GIS systems; and be able to deal confidently with a range of clients including members of the public, council colleagues, councillors and the private sector.

This position has a significant travel requirement. This means that there is a requirement for a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) to be available on most working days in order to carry out normal duties. Applications from those wanting to work part time are also welcomed.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Graham Cox, Tree Team Leader, by email or phone 01258 484248.

Please note Dorset Council does not accept CV’s in place of an application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates.

To view the relevant details and apply online please visit or ring the application hotline on (01305) 228535.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all parts of the community.

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Job Details

Company Name:  Dorset Council
Location:  Dorchester, Wareham or Wimborne, Dorset

Contact Details

Graham Cox  Telephone: 01258 484248