Assistant Tree Officer

Tree Officer Southampton, South East (United Kingdom) Full Time£21,000 - £24,000 (GBP)

Southampton City Council

About the job

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of Assistant Tree Officer within Southampton City Council’s Trees team.

You will be qualified to a minimum of Level 2 in Arboriculture or Horticulture, or have relevant experience to undertake the role.

You will support the Arboricultural Manager in the provision of a complete arboricultural advisory service for trees in Southampton through:

- Tree condition assessment.
- Identification of plants, pests, diseases and disorders and their implications.
- Advising on appropriate remedial tree maintenance operations and selecting appropriate actions.
- Advising on tree selection, siting, purchase and proper maintenance.
- Undertaking tree surveys.

You will have the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a range of audiences, and have a high level of IT literacy. You will also need to demonstrate your ability to write, understand and act on technical reports, legal documentation and other general correspondence.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and hardworking individual looking to contribute to a busy and inspiring team.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Steve Woollard, Arboricultural Manager on 023 8083 3620.

Additional information:

Please note: Staff must seek permission from their Service Director /Service Lead BEFORE applying for any secondment opportunity. Please refer to the Secondment Policy for more information.

This post requires a Basic DBS check.

Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).

37 working hours per week

It is usual for successful candidates to start at the bottom of the pay grade.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed. Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against, you will need to detail how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Recruitment contact details: 023 8083 4033

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