Tree Officer

Tree Officer

East Cambridgeshire District Council

Reporting to and working directly with the Senior Trees Officer, your duties will include assisting in providing advice to Officers, elected Members, external groups and members of the public on the welfare, protection status and maintenance of existing trees and the planting of new trees. You will assist with the creation and implementation of Tree Preservation Orders, carry out risk assessments on the tree stock, update tree management records, the enforcement of any condition affecting trees made as part of planning consent and tree preservation order/ conservation area, and deal with applications for work on protected trees. You will also attend and present evidence at Appeals, Inquiries and in Court on tree protection and enforcement.

With a recognised arboricultural or forestry qualification, you will have experience of providing specialist arboricultural advice and managing planting schemes. You will be computer literate, able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, and have experience of dealing with the public and arboricultural professionals. A driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

In return, the Council offers a range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working
  • Childcare scheme (in approved cases)
  • Training, development and payment of professional fees
  • Occupational health programme
  • Essential car user allowance (up to £1,239 p.a.)
  • Holidays, sickness and salary pension scheme entitlements

For an informal discussion about the post please contact customer services on 01353 665555 or apply online at: http://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/job-vacancies/trees-officer

Closing date for completed applications is: 14th October 2018
The selection process will be held on: 24th October 2018

Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by the date of the interview, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

The Council is currently in the process of implementing a new pay and grading structure. Please be advised that the salary offered to the successful candidate may change as a result of the review.