Tree Conservation Officer Wanted - Bakewell Area

Tree Officer Bakewell, East Midlands (United Kingdom) Part Time£30,000 - £36,000 (GBP)

About the job

We are looking for a motivated person with knowledge and experience of tree management and excellent interpersonal skills to join our busy Planning Service and contribute to the protection and enhancement of the special landscapes of the National Park.

 Sitting within the Cultural Heritage Team you will provide specialist tree conservation advice, support and guidance both internally and externally, and help to deliver an effective and integrated conservation advice service with a particular focus on the Authority’s statutory functions.

Your work will include responding to tree enquiries across the National Park, including the 109 Conservation Areas and trees covered by Tree Preservation Orders; liaising with tree owners to achieve good outcomes for tree management, landscape and amenity benefits, health & safety, neighbour relations and wildlife, and ensuring compliance with legislation. You will also draw up and recommend new Tree Preservation Orders when necessary.

You will contribute towards the further development of the advisory service, and will explore new opportunities for developing training and outreach activities. You will also help to seek grant-funding opportunities where appropriate, and help to build networks and collaborative relationships with our local authorities, district and other environmental delivery organisations.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anna Badcock on 01629 816206 or No agencies at this time please.

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Preferred Skills

You will have a Certificate in Arboriculture (or equivalent relevant qualification). You will have knowledge of legislation relating to tree management (e.g. Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Area notification) and experience of working within these statutory processes. You will have experience of assessing the impact of development proposals on trees, and writing consultation responses including mitigation strategies. You will have experience of tree hazard inspection and tree safety survey, and you will have excellent communication and people skills and be able to share your enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, trees widely both inside and outside the organisation.

You will have good IT skills including word processing and GIS. You will be able to manage your workload within statutory deadlines.

Benefits Offered

We offer a range of staff benefits including flexi-time, a great pension with employer contribution of 19.57%, 26-31 days holiday plus Bank Holidays and free parking at most of our offices. Please look at our Total Reward Brochure on the link below to see what we offer.

About the Company

Peak District National Park Authority

The Peak District National Park was the first of Britain’s 15 national parks and is still enjoyed by millions, looking for both adventure and a breathing space to escape. It is also the most accessible due its proximity to four major cities of the UK and its 38,000 residents. We recognise the importance of our national park and our job is to speak up and care for the Peak District National Park for all to enjoy forever.

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