Arboricultural Officer

Location
Cherwell
Salary
£33,349-£37,723 per annum pro-rata
Posted
06 Feb 2018
Closes
28 Feb 2018

CHERWELL AND SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNCIL

Environmental Services

Arboricultural Officer (Full Time) Ref: ESL002

Arboricultural Officer (Part Time) Ref ESL004

The Council is looking for two professional Officers to provide a comprehensive Arboricultural service across both districts working closely with our other Officers.

The post holder will be required to assess planning applications and provide Arboricultural advice to planning case officers as well as managing applications on Tree Preservation Orders and notifications for works to trees in conversation areas. You will also be responsible for making, revoking and reviewing TPOs.

You will be responsible for the surveying, recording and management of Council tree stock within parks, open spaces and housing areas. You will be required to monitor the quality and timing of works issued to and undertaken by the Council’s contractor.

The Person:

The successful candidate will have a relevant qualification in Arboriculture with experience of tree management and protection. You will be expected to have a sound knowledge of Tree Preservation Order legislation and possess good communication and IT skills. Previous experience is similar role is desirable but not essential.

The Benefits:

The successful candidate will benefit from working in a friendly team of Street Scene and Landscape professionals dedicated to providing high standards of service delivery. The position benefits from the authorities flexible working policy, 25 days annual leave, reimbursement for business mileage, and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 February 2018

Interview date: Tuesday 6 March 2018

For more information please contact Paul Almond, Street Scene & Landscape Manager on 01295 221705. To download an application pack and apply for the post, please visit the council’s internet or contact the Human Resources Department on 01295 221767.

Internal candidates appointed will remain with their home authority if recruited to a shared post.

“Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults”.