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Ash Dieback Officer

Ceredigion County Council
Penmorfa, Aberaeron
£28,672 - £30,451
Closing date
12 Aug 2021
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Ash Dieback Officer

Closing date: 12/08/2021 

Contract: 37 hours / Permanent

Salary: £28,672 - £30,451 *

Location:  Penmorfa, Aberaeron

The Council is looking to recruit an Ash Dieback Officer to lead on the implementation of its Ash Dieback Action Plan (ADAP) which is corporate response to Ash Dieback. You will join our Highways & Environmental Services team and report directly to the Corporate Manager Highways Services who will be leading on this ‘project’.

The post will be on a permanent full time basis with the project estimated to take 10 years to complete.

On a day to day basis you will: 

  • Co-ordinate, deliver and update the Council’s Ash Dieback Action Plan (ADAP)
  • Manage and coordinate tree safety surveys and condition inspections of trees which represent a risk to Ceredigion County Council  and implement the appropriate replanting proposals
  • Ensure that all work identified in the tree safety surveys is carried out using appropriate working methods to the necessary standards and following the Council’s procurement framework for Arboriculture Work
  • Advise private landowners with respect to enquiries regarding Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976, S154 Highway Act Notices and any other appropriate legislation for safety works to be undertaken on trees in their ownership by the Council
  • Ensure that Health and Safety matters are fully considered and managed in all aspects of the work
  • Provide on-site environmental supervision, toolbox talks and advice regarding Ash Dieback tree safety management and tree planting

We are looking to recruit an individual with:

  • At least 3 years practical experience of tree work that includes tree safety inspections, and working in arboriculture
  • Outstanding and proven interpersonal skills, oral and written, and the ability to communicate effectively and with confidence to a wide range of stakeholders involved in the project planning and development
  • Experience of site management and delivery of operations that reflects the views of stakeholders and demonstrates and systematic and consistent approach to;
  • project preparation
  • project delivery
  • financial accounting
  • clear and concise reporting
  • communication
  • Experience of staff / team management

In addition to the above, we require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. A successful applicant without the required Welsh language skill will still be considered and will be fully supported to reach the desired standard within two years of appointment.

In exchange for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible hour’s scheme, competitive annual leave allowance and a generous pension contribution scheme. More information about our wide-range of employee benefits can be found on our careers website.

In addition, we are committed to developing our people and will not only provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of this role’s key areas of responsibility but in addition, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us.

For further information please visit our careers site. Alternatively should you wish to discuss the role please contact: Phil Jones, Corporate Manager Highways Services details on our website.

Note:  We reserve the right to amend the application closing date. 

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