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Senior Tree Protection Officer

London Borough of Enfield
Enfield (London Borough), London (Greater)
£34,884 to £37,722
Closing date
14 Dec 2021
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Senior Tree Protection Officer

Salary: PO1 £34,884 to £37,722

Permanent, Full Time (36 hours) Position

About  Enfield

Enfield is a dynamic and progressive London Borough with excellent links to the city and central areas as well as Hertfordshire and Essex. With the focus for London’s future growth on outer London and recognising its location along the strategically important London - Stansted corridor, there are a range of significant development opportunities. We want your skills and vision to help realise their potential and reflect our passion for green infrastructure.

Headlining our ambitious growth agenda is the Borough’s largest residential led mixed use development at Meridian Water where upwards of 12000 new homes and 6000 jobs will be created. Alongside new public open spaces, shops, community facilities and a new railway station already under construction, this is a key opportunity to shape and deliver a landmark residential scheme within London.

Our ambitions don’t end there as we are already in early discussions on a number of major regeneration schemes across the Borough including proposals for Enfield Town, Brimsdown, Edmonton and Southgate to create places which deliver high quality mixed use residential led development.

We need you to help us achieve this vision. Working alongside our new Place and Design Review Panel, this is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to gain exceptional experience and make a real difference to the future lives of our residents.

To help you help us, we can offer opportunities for personal development including flexible working or compressed hours, home working opportunities, generous annual leave, training opportunities and a friendly working environment. Further enhancements to the Council’s overall remuneration and retention package are currently under discussion

Senior Tree Protection Officer

We are seeking an individual with a passion to take an active role in the protection and management of trees in the Borough.  You will be a key resource with a sound technical knowledge and a clear understanding of the importance of trees in creating attractive and sustainable places and enhancing the Borough’s green infrastructure.

Working as part of the development management team, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to help safeguard and protect existing trees while contributing to discussion on individual planning applications to maximize the opportunity for new trees and green infrastructure.

You will have up to date knowledge of arboricultural practices, national and regional guidance and be familiar with current arboricultural legislation including that associated with the serving of Tree Preservation Orders.

You will hold or be working towards a National Diploma in Arboriculture and or have other relevant arboricultural qualifications. Candidates will need to be able to travel effectively around the borough to fulfil their duties.

You will be self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative and manage tight deadlines, but also be able to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the wider service.

To succeed in this role, you will have an in-depth knowledge of tree issues along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  You will also have excellent customer focus and be able to demonstrate confidence in dealing with applicants and their agents, Councilors and residents.

If you would like to know more about any of these roles, please contact for an informal discussion:

Andy Higham, Head of Development Management on 020 8379 3848 or,

Sharon Davidson, Planning Decisions Manager (Corporate Projects on 020 8132 2714 or

To find out more, and to apply for this position please visit

Closing at 23:59 on Tuesday 14th December 2021

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