Tree Officer

Tree Officer Abingdon, Oxfordshire, South East (United Kingdom) Full Time£33,000 - £40,000 (GBP)

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils

About the job

Tree Officer

Salary: £33,833 - £39,977 per annum
Hours: Full time
Location: Hybrid / Abingdon

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils are seeking a qualified arborist to work within the council’s Forestry Service. This is an exciting and varied role working with a team of specialist advisers who are helping to shape the future environment of southern Oxfordshire.

You must have professional experience of working within the arboricultural industry, ideally as a consultant or tree officer, with knowledge and understanding of the Town and Country Planning Act and the planning process. A sound understanding of the practical side of arboriculture will also be key. Being a team player with good communications skills is essential as the role is within a team of 4 Tree Officers working within a busy Planning Service.

Duties will include:

• Providing arboricultural advice on the impact of proposed developments to planning officers, planning agents, arboricultural consultants and architects, as well as a wide range of other customers.
• Promote the wide range of benefits trees provide in the built environment, working to secure existing and new trees through the planning process as valuable assets
• Assist the councils’ in responding to tree work applications for work to protected trees
• Assist the councils’ in monitoring tree protection on construction sites, working with the councils’ planning enforcement team when necessary.

If you have a positive team working approach and are looking to use and develop your knowledge and experience within a supportive working environment this is an excellent opportunity to further your career.

Application Closing Date: 04/04/2023

You may have experience of the following: Arboricultural Consultant, Arboricultural Officer, Tree Officer, Parks Officer, Landscaper, Tree Surgeon, Park Manager, Botanical Surveyor, Forestry etc.

REF-203 613

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