Senior Arboricultural Officer

Location
Tower Hamlets, London (Greater)
Salary
PO3 - £37,650 - £40,653
Posted
29 May 2018
Closes
29 Jun 2018
Ref
PLA00243
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Role Purpose

Tower Hamlets is a culturally diverse borough in which an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Arboricultural Officer.

As the lead tree specialist for the Borough the Senior Arboriculture Officer will take a strategic role in formulating tree policy in Tower Hamlets who will be expected to work as part of the team managing one tree officer. You will be responsible for the strategic management and development of the Boroughs diverse trees and woodland within the Borough where you will be required to contribute in formulating tree policy in Tower Hamlets as part of the Planning and Development process

The Council is committed to improving the quality of its green assets including trees, and the Senior Arboriculture Officer will have a key role in supporting this program.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities for the role of Senior Aboricultural officer are as follows:

Implement the Council’s strategy for the management and enhancement of the tree population and woodland in the borough.

Develop and implement a strategy for the management and enhancement of the tree population and woodland in the borough.
 
Develop, maintain and use systems for collecting, updating and manipulating data using Ezytreev system on the Council’s tree stock and Programme, schedule and undertake tree and site inspections, and surveys.
 
Monitor arboriculture, tree planting and other contracts and prepare, tender, let and monitor contracts for minor and ad-hoc works on behalf of Place, client departments e.g. Housing and Highways and other commissioning organisations and Liaise with and advise various bodies and individuals on tree-related issues.
 
The Council has a strong commitment to achieving equality and opportunity in both services to the community and in the employment of people, and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their own work, including undertaking any training where necessary.
 
The Council is committed to a healthy and safe environment and expects its employees to implement and promote its policy in all activities to safeguard employees, contractors, members of the public, property and the environment. 

Requirements

You should have a National Diploma minimum Level 5 Arboricultural qualification or equivalent. You will also have appropriate skills in tree identification, be able to carry out surveys and assess the condition and visual amenity of trees.
 
A thorough understanding of trees and their management in the public realm, including sound knowledge of related legislation, codes of practice and risk management.
 
Suitable relevant experience of managing innovative tree services.
 
Sound organisational skills with knowledge and experience of the use of service relevant information technology

A successful track record of developing creative and sustainable tree planting and related educational opportunities including securing external funding.

Experience in managing budgets.

A proactive approach in terms of promoting community and third sector involvement

Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as are IT and keyboard skills. You will have the ability to organise your own priorities and work independently.

The authority uses Ezytreev and a good knowledge of this tree management system would be advantageous.
 
The ability to be a strong advocate for trees and the positive role they play in environmental management and quality.

Experience in planning and development work at a professional level.

Experience and knowledge of Tree Preservation Orders and UK planning legislation.

A valid UK driving licence and a vehicle available for work.

Additional Information

Interviews will be week commencing TBC.

For an informal discussion on this post, please contact Michael Hime, Green Team and Contract  Manager (Clean, Green & Highways) on 0207 364 2774 or michael.hime@towerhamlets.gov.uk

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/Internal/External/Agency

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/jobs_and_careers/council_vacancies.aspx 

Benefits and Allowances

Essential Car User Allowance or Travel Allowance subject to authorisation

Pension Scheme

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Internal

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers

Closing Date: 29th June 2018

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