Arboricultural Officer Wanted - Westminster

Tree Officer Westminster, London (United Kingdom) Full Time£40,000 - £46,000 (GBP)

About the job

The Role:

Salary range: £40,005 - £46,053 per annum 
Work location: 
Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: 
Contract type: 
Closing date: 
04 June 2024

As an Arboricultural Officer, you can make your own powerful contribution to the environment in Westminster. London is recognised as one of the world’s greenest cities and Westminster lies at its urban heart. We are home to four famous Royal Parks, but the communal spaces on our housing estates are also vital to the quality of life for local residents and wildlife. 

In this role, you’ll focus on trees on land held by the housing department, surveying the condition of trees and managing their planting and ongoing maintenance. This will include using your professional skills to specify tree works and find new tree planting locations, managing a programme of works and keeping records of tree survey data. As a member of our specialist Tree Team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to other areas of our work such as managing proposals to carry out works to protected trees, and contributing to evolving environmental and planning policies.

 About You:

You’ll hold a minimum of a level 3 diploma in arboriculture (or equivalent) and are likely to have experience of tree surveying and inspection. Some background in contract management and health and safety procedures in arboriculture would be helpful. 

Highly organised, you’ll be capable of planning and managing budgets and resources, and will demonstrate meticulous attention to detail. As you’ll deal with a variety of stakeholders, you’ll need a talent for negotiation and influencing other people. 

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to more than 200,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. 

 Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.

 At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit

As a forward thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.

 The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application , we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.

Contact details for Informal discussion: Barbara Milne, Head of Arboricultural Services, via email: BMILNE@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK

Reference: WCC616395

Salary range: £40,005 - £46,053 per annum 
Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: 36 
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 04 June 2024

About Us:


 Regeneration, Economy and Planning in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where little things can have a huge impact on people’s lives.

 Take Mitin, our Head of Estates Services. Mitin’s team is responsible for cleaning, gardening and bulk refuse removal across several housing estates where many of our residents require a greater degree of assistance. It’s not just about keeping our blocks and estates shipshape, it’s about human contact and letting residents know that we care.

 Mitin’s team contribute to our Smart City commitment and make full use of new technology to help track and solve problems such as fly tipping and graffiti. But what many residents value most is his ability to listen. For example, when residents were telling him about carrying out gardening improvements and the positive impact that it has on their wellbeing, he and his team engaged with residents, working closely with them to give them garden areas they could be proud of and a vibrant community.

 Mitin is immensely proud of the relationships he’s built with residents, not only because it helps them feel proud of where they live in a greener and cleaner city, but because it makes him proud of where he works.

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