Residents Horticultural and Arboricultural Development Officer

London Borough of Hackney
London (Greater)
£34,689 - £35,949
Closing date
23 Nov 2020
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Fixed term contract / secondment until 29 September 2022

Hackney Housing is seeking a Residence Horticulture and Arboricultural Development Officer with the passion to embrace a new exciting project surveying residents gardens and work with housing management to address green space issues and manage an ongoing tree management programme and Japanese Knotweed eradication.

Hackney Housing grounds maintenance is part of the building maintenance department, therefore a close working relationship is established with other departments involved in the development of new green spaces.

If you have a passion for maintaining, enhancing and diversifying a council’s tree stock then this is the position for you. A knowledge of our tree maintenance package (EasytreeV) is required as well as a proven track record in delivering tree maintenance.

You will work with our term contractors to plan and coordinate tree works. Time will be split equally between green space development schemes and arboriculture management, therefore this is an opportunity for an arborist looking to expand on green space development or a green space officer looking to enhance their arboriculture experience.

A recognised Arborist qualification is required.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include your name on any of your supporting documents or on the file attachments.

Closing date for applications: 23 November 2020

Interview date: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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