Arboriculture Officer

Arboriculturalist Macclesfield, United Kingdom Full Time£23,000 - £27,000 (GBP)


About the Company

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, be well-led, with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and strive to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

About the job

We are looking for an early career arboriculturist to join a busy staff of 4 Arboricultural and Forestry Officers within the Environmental Planning Team. You will play an important role in assessing the impact of planning applications on the Borough’s valued tree stock and in both assessing applications to undertake work on TPO’d trees and making TPO’s where appropriate. There are also additional duties including trees in Conservation Areas, High Hedges, Hedgerow Regulations and Enforcement. An ability to make site visits across the Borough is an important part of the role. We offer a competitive salary, expenses including professional fees, a supportive environment and access to further training and CPD.

You should have:

• A relevant arboriculture related degree or diploma level qualification, supported by further professional development;
• Practical experience of arboriculture work;
• An understanding of the local government context and working with Councillors and members of the public;
• Effective communication skills and be able to work in a team environment.

The job is based in Macclesfield, but you will be able to work from offices in Crewe, Sandbach and work from home as appropriate.

To discuss this post please contact either Ian Dale, Environmental Planning Manager on 07702472264 or Chris Hudson, Principal Forestry and Arboriculture Officer on 07764815878

For any enquiries please email

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