Tree Manager - Watford

Arborist Climber Watford, London (United Kingdom) Full Time£25,000 - £32,000 (GBP)

Veolia

About the Company

We are the UK leader in Environmental Solutions. We offer services and expertise in waste, water and energy management helping to build a more sustainable future. As a global organisation, our work focuses on delivering simple but innovative solutions to preserving natural resources, reducing pollution and protecting our environment.

We live in a world that needs to take care of its resources, and our mission is to 'Resource the World'. Improving communities and protecting the environment are right at the heart of our business.

But it takes more than just words and ambition to achieve this, it takes the daily efforts of thousands of people across the UK to bring it to life. Together our employees make our communities better. They are the resourcers, behind the resources. They are real people like you, and they make real change happen every day.

Veolia is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

About the job

What you’ll do

The Tree Manager will be responsible for managing Watford Borough Council’s tree stock and advising, developing and implementing tree and woodland strategies and policies in consultation with the Client. You will prepare and implement tree maintenance programmes and liaise with the Council’s Client team and planning service on tree related matters as and when required and support the Council’s Green Infrastructure Projects.

You will attend meetings with external Hertfordshire wide groups, such as the Herts Landscape Officers Group and effectively deal with all tree-related enquiries/complaints, including responding verbally, and in writing. This will also include site inspections, technical advice and recording of all relevant information.

The Tree Manager will manage and control contractors carrying out tree surgery and maintenance to ensure work is carried out safely and to a high quality and manage and maintain records on Ezytreev relating to trees including the statutory register of Tree Preservation Orders, including advising Development Management on the proactive making of new TPOs, breaches of protection, commenting on applications for works to protected trees and impacts on planning proposals.

You will be required to comment on applications for works to trees in Conservation Areas and impacts of planning proposals on trees with high amenity value within these areas, advise on applications for the discharge of landscape conditions. You will be responsible for setting, implementing and managing budgets and ensuring the business operates in line with health & safety and environmental legislation, industry best practice and company policy and procedures.

Where you’ll work

Green spaces are a high priority in Watford and Veolia are working in partnership with Watford Borough Council, successfully delivering award-winning parks and open spaces, supporting the Council’s vision for green spaces, which is: ‘to provide a network of accessible, high quality and highly valued green spaces to be proud of, promoting sustainability, supporting biodiversity and extensively contributing to the economic, social and environmental aspirations of the town’.

You will be an expert in arboriculture and have a leading role to play in all tree-related management and maintenance matters, and an active member of the Veolia Watford management team.

We are extremely passionate about the work we do. Our diverse team focuses on our customers and have the drive and energy needed to continue to deliver our success.

Preferred Skills

The experience you will need

The successful candidate will have an advanced level of technical knowledge in arboriculture, tree and woodland management, and wide experience of PC based systems and packages including spreadsheets and databases.

You will have significant knowledge of and experience of using Ezytreev tree management system, mapping and GIS systems with the ability to interpret relevant legislation and guidance and apply this to the management and maintenance of trees and woodlands and preparation of strategies.

You will have experience and understanding of health and safety requirements relevant to the management of trees and woodlands in parks and other areas accessible by members of the general public. You will hold an advanced Arboriculture/tree and woodland management qualifications - Diploma, HNC or similar, and/or a significant number of years of tree and woodland management experience, relevant professional qualifications e.g. IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety & Health) Managing Safely and be QTR (quantified tree risk assessment) trained or similar.

You will possess good interpersonal skills, the experience of developing Health and Safety conscious culture, project planning and management experience and good communication skills to a variety of audiences.

You will also have highly developed IT skills, e.g. Microsoft Office, Google, software systems, ability to analyse complex written and numerical reports/information and budget management.

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