Tree and Woodland Inspector - Kirklees W. Yorkshire

Surveyor West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber (United Kingdom) Full Time

Kirklees Council

About the Company

The Kirklees council district covers approximately 150 square miles and is a diverse part of the West Yorkshire region, with a rich and varied natural environment.

About the job

An exciting opportunity has opened up for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Tree and Woodland Inspector to help us manage the council’s trees and green infrastructure.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced colleague, with a sound knowledge and understanding of arboriculture and tree inspections.

Reporting to the Arboricultural Team Manager, you will be based within the Council’s Environment and Climate Change, Parks and Green Spaces service and be part of a focused team delivering recorded inspections of trees, assessing their condition and management requirements.

Your main duties will include:
• Undertaking visual inspections of trees to determine their condition and identify any arboricultural management that may be required.
• Using IT management software, you will produce associated work specifications and job sheets, to ensure any necessary works are undertaken to maintain the safety of the general public.
• You will respond to and investigate specific complaints and enquiries from internal parties and the public with regard to trees within the Council’s ownership.

You will be working closely with others, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, including members of the public, local politicians, and internal services. You will need to ensure effective communication to aid the proactive management the Council’s tree stock and deliver quality customer service. While ensuring the Council is in a defendable position in terms of national legislation and case law.

If you think this is you, and you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding role, then your application would be welcomed.

For further information or an informal, confidential discussion regarding this position please contact: Joe Robertson, Woodland Development Management, Kirklees Council, Environment, and climate Change.
T:01484 221000 E:

What can we offer?
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Friendly and supportive team environment
• Ongoing training and career development
• Excellent pension scheme
• We offer a wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership

Closing date: 2nd July 2023

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