Arboricultural Officer Wanted - Dudley

Tree Officer Dudley, Midlands (United Kingdom) Full Time£34,000 - £37,000 (GBP)

Dudley Council

About the job

We are seeking qualified Arboricultural Officers to join our Parks, Countryside and Arboriculture service as we strive to deliver the best possible service for Dudley.

If you seek variety then you will enjoy working in Dudley, helping to ensure we manage our tree stock appropriately across 2 National Nature Reserves, 5 Local Nature Reserves, 38 parks and 201 designated open spaces.

You will work as part of the Arboricultural Team, using your knowledge and experience to provide professional and technical advice, contributing towards the strategic direction of the service and helping review the Borough’s Tree Strategy and the preparation of site management plans as appropriate. You will have responsibility for inspection and recording of tree stock as well as for raising programmed and ad-hoc maintenance, and meeting financial targets.

You will have the opportunity to gain line management experience and you will contribute to the devising and production of work specifications and contracts, assisting with the production of routine and ad-hoc reports relating to all aspects of the Arboricultural service.

You will form part of a 24 hour call out service operated by the team throughout the year.

How you work is as important to us as what you know. You will be able to communicate at all levels and be able to manage your own workload to meet deadlines and targets. You must also have a current driving licence.

As part of the application process all candidates need to include the following information:

• Please detail your experience of undertaking the inspection and recording of assets and of raising programmed and ad-hoc maintenance work requests

• Please detail your experience of providing professional and technical advice to others (e.g. members of the public, statutory authorities, elected members)

In return we can offer:

• A generous Local Government Pension
• Annual Leave – from 25 days up to 33 days (Plus Bank Holidays and 1 extra Statutory Day) depending upon salary and length of service
• Learning & Development – A varied offering of in-house and external learning interventions and professional development
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Staff Counselling Service – In-house access for all with a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client
• Wellbeing – a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing
• Occupational Health – a service to support you to stay well at work, both physically and mentally
• Family Friendly Policies - Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave – Enhanced entitlement above national average
• Sick Pay – Enhanced entitlement above national average
• Corporate Gym Membership – across Dudley Borough Leisure Centres
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Closing date: 24 April 2023.

NB. We reserve the right to close this advert earlier if we receive a large amount of suitable applicants.

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