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Tree Officer

Tamworth Borough Council
Tamworth, Staffordshire
£32,076 to £36,648 per annum (plus, essential car user allowance)
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Tree Officer




£32,076 to £36,648 per annum

(plus, essential car user allowance)


Site based




37 hours per week





Set in the beautiful county of Staffordshire, Tamworth is a vibrant town with rich heritage.  Located in the centre of Britain, with a growing population of over 77,000 people, Tamworth is a borough with much to be proud of.  Our transport links, unique shopping experience, developing town centre, green spaces, leisure offer, including our cultural and wide-ranging outdoor events programme, as well as our heritage buildings, all help make it a great place to live, work, study, and visit.


In addition to all that Tamworth already has to offer, exciting times are ahead as we embark on a period of significant transformation.  Multi-million-pound projects, such as the Future High Street Fund development will help to bring about lasting change and improvements in the future.  This will assist with our mission to restore Tamworth town centre as the beating heart of the community, a place that people want to visit, rather than a place they have to visit. 


Working for Tamworth Borough Council is more than just a job, it’s about making life better for the people who live and work in the Borough. We recognise that everybody who works at Tamworth Borough Council is key to successfully delivering its aims and objectives.  We can’t do this without skilled and ambitious workforce working in a positive environment empowered to do their best.



Street Scene are seeking a qualified, skilled, and experienced arborist to lead the team responsible for the maintenance and management of tree stock within the borough.


The successful candidate should ideally have at least 3 years’ experience within the professional arboriculture industry and must hold appropriate professional qualifications in Arboriculture to a minimum of level 4, be able to drive and hold a full UK driving licence, as well as have a good working knowledge of tree related legislation and management, planning legislation, the Hedgerow Regulations and High Hedges legislation. Relevant qualifications should include Arb diploma/HNC/BTEC RFS Cert Arb or equivalent, professional tree inspector and appropriate vocational qualifications for carrying out tree operations.


A sound knowledge of health and safety relating to tree work is vital, together with the ability to make recommendations for short and long-term tree management, as well as preparing and over-seeing tree works contracts.

You should be able to identify and take appropriate action to deal with defective or failing trees, carry out inspections and provide written reports.


In this role you will need to motivate, lead, and provide direct operational management for a small tree team, as well as having excellent communications skills both written and verbal, and experience in dealing with members of the public.


We have an extensive benefits package including flexible working, a non-contributory health scheme, Local Government pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, and payment of professional fees (where applicable), for further details please refer to the application information document on our website.


Appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, right to work in the UK check and medical clearance.


For an informal discussion or more information about the post, please contact Mark Greaves, Operations Manager, on (01827) 709356.


For further information and to apply please visit Tamworth BC Jobs.




Late applications and/or CVs will not be accepted.  Agencies need not apply.




If you have any queries about the recruitment process, please contact



Closing date: 11th March 2024

Interviews week commencing 18th March 2024



Tamworth Borough Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.




We operate two guaranteed interview schemes which support individuals who meet all the essential criteria to be guaranteed an interview for a vacancy. The Disability Committed Employer scheme supports applicants with a disability and the Veterans Guaranteed interview scheme supports those defined as veterans, military spouses/partners and cadet instructors.



This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks are required for relevant posts.




We are committed to ensuring that people are not disadvantaged in accessing our services.  We will make reasonable adjustments for those people that need further assistance, depending on the individual’s needs, further guidance can be found in our Reasonable Adjustments guidance Equality and diversity | Tamworth Borough Council.



Public facing roles are covered by the Fluency Duty as outlined in section 78 of the Immigration Act 2016, to serve the public it is vital that those working in public facing roles can communicate in English with members of the public receiving local authority services. 




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