Contracts manager - Wiltshire and Dorset

Manager Wiltshire and Dorset, South West (United Kingdom) Full Time

Upton Specialised Tree Services Limited

About the job

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
The position requires provision of specialist and expert support on a wide range of tree related issues including pre-planning tree surveys and reports, undertaking tree risk assessments, assessment of tree stability and diagnosis of tree disease and ill-health including Ash Dieback, as well as TPO applications and Conservation Area Notifications. Creation of concise written reports for clients are sometimes required in support of surveys undertaken. Attendance at meetings, when and as required, and liaison with clients, general public and/or Local Authority officers, as well as provision of excellent customer service and building valued relationships with clients will also be a part of the role.

The position will be predominantly office-based with site visits and client meetings.

Preferred Skills

The candidate should hold current Lantra Professional Tree Inspection as a minimum along with proven knowledge. Candidate would ideally be educated to Level 3 or equivalent in Arboriculture, although training can be provided for the right candidate. You will be expected to carry out VTA’s in accordance with AA Guidance Note 7: Tree Surveys; A guide to good practice. You will ideally have a minimum of 3 years’ experience within a commercial arboricultural operation or similar business environment.

You will be fully conversant with all aspects of modern arboriculture, in particular BS3998: 2010. To aid in the management of trees under local authority control, provision of solutions to client problems and legislation as it relates to trees & hedgerows. You will also be experienced in assessing tree related risk in a structured format and be capable of communicating survey results and professional opinions in a coherent manner.

You will have excellent communication and 'people skills' and the ability to always approach challenges with a positive attitude. You will be comfortable working both on your own initiative and as part of a team, ensuring project deadlines are met.

You will need to work closely with planners, ecologists and other professionals, as well as counterparts in local planning authority roles, therefore excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to liaise with clients at a professional level are pre-requisites. You will have good IT skills and a high standard in the preparation of reports and commitment to client objectives.

You will be expected to travel to sites across Dorset & Wiltshire and therefore will need a clean driving licence.

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