Tree Officer

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Recruiter: Kent County Council

Location: Ashford/Aylesford Highway Depot, United Kingdom

Job Reference: REF/TP/29307/5774

Salary: £30,485 - £34,693 per annum

Contract: Fixed Term Full Time

Contract Duration: 12 months

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing Date: 12 August 2022

Kent is the largest county in the UK with 1.68 million residents and a workforce of over 821,600 people. With its bustling towns, picturesque villages and peaceful landscapes, the Garden of England is the perfect place to live, work and play.

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced Arboricultural Professional to play a key role within the Highways, Transportation & Waste Section’s Soft Landscape Team. This role is fundamental in providing the support to maintain and audit Kent’s 500,000 highway trees. Working with a diverse tree demographic this role will allow the post holder to influence and shape the future of the treescape within Kent through our street tree planting and ongoing maintenance programs.

The role of Tree Officer will cover all aspects of highway related tree management including contract management, monitoring and specifying works to address highway safety issues and programmed maintenance as well as customer service. You will have a strong background in arboriculture and experience of applying this in practical situations.

We are at the forefront of innovation within Kent and value the use of technology to help us make key decisions about our trees and strive for more efficient ways of managing our tree stock. You will need to demonstrate good computer literacy skills and a good understanding of data capture hardware in the field. Initial training will be provided to the successful applicant on all of our process’ as well as ongoing training and supported CPD in tree related subjects throughout the year.

As a member of the team, you will also have access to a competitive range of benefits, including:

  • an excellent local government pension scheme
  • flexible working
  • a generous holiday entitlement of 27 days
  • maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave
  • sickness provision
  • training and career development opportunities
  • childcare voucher scheme which can be used to pay for registered childcare for children up to 16 years old
  • a staff discount card giving you discounts in shops and health clubs, as well as on travel and insurance and 10% off Kent Adult Education courses
  • free health checks
  • access to a range of local and national discounts and cashback through our Kent Rewards website

One full time position is available and is offered on an initial 12-month fixed term contract. It is essential that the candidate is able to travel independently across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day.

Closing date for applications is 12 August 2022

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Job Details

Company Name:  Kent County Council
Location:  Aylesford/Ashford, Kent

Contact Details

Dan  Email: 03000 414541