Assistant Tree Officer Wanted - Haywards Heath

Tree Officer Haywards Heath, South East (United Kingdom) Full Time

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Assistant Tree Officer


£23,194 to £28,370 pa + car allowance up to £1,239 pa + market supplement

Full Time - 37 hours per week


Based: Haywards Heath, West Sussex


Finding the right job is key, but also take the time to consider the lifestyle and leisure here in beautiful Mid Sussex.

Bustling towns bursting with restaurants, eateries and coffee shops; picturesque villages full of charm and romance; and easy access to the seaside for some R+R; London for great days out and the South Downs for some of the most amazing walks.

Still need more reasons to think about finding that perfect job here in Mid Sussex? We are close to Gatwick Airport and on the trainline to London and Brighton, have superb private and state schools on your doorstep, and an abundance of National Trust gardens for that well-deserved weekend re-charge.

As an organisation, we are busy investing in Organisational Development and our People Strategy. We are a financially sound organisation with a significant track record in attracting investment and delivering complex and exciting schemes and projects. 

Can you help us to realise our ambition and potential? 

At Mid Sussex DC we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual with outstanding customer services skills to join our Development Management team as an Assistant Tree Officer.

The successful candidate will work within our Planning Enforcement and Trees team, alongside the Council's Tree Officer. You will have experience in tree related matters, or associated fields, and have excellent customer service skills. Your main duties will include processing applications for works to trees in our conservation area's, providing advice to planning officers on tree and landscaping matters in respect of planning applications and responding to requests and enquiries on tree related matters from the Council's range of customers. This includes carrying out site visits, the assessment of and writing reports on applications and advising residents on these matters.

With your flexible, courteous and calm approach you will be able to provide clear and accurate advice to the services customers in relation to tree related matters. Computer literacy is essential as we make extensive use of technology and electronic systems.

We are a friendly and welcoming organisation, who enjoy working and learning together.  If you bring a strong track record of delivery as well as enthusiasm and a collaborative approach, then we want to hear from you. We also offer agile working, a generous pension scheme and excellent benefits such as 23 days annual leave.

If you would like an informal chat, please do get in touch with Steve Ashdown, Team Leader Major Applications and Enforcement,

Please click on the Apply button to see the full job description and to apply for the role of Assistant Tree Officer.

Close Date: 29th September 2023

Interview Dates: Week commencing 16th October 2023

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