Principal Arboriculturist

Lancaster Circus
£34,106 - £41,846 pro rata
29 May 2018
26 Jun 2018
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Contract Type
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Part Time

Opportunity within the Planning and Development department at Birmingham City Council 

Birmingham is changing….and fast! The second city is booming with a whole range of ambitious new development and regeneration initiatives. Are you interested in helping to shape our city for future generations? 

Birmingham contains some of Britain’s greenest suburbs which are the subject of significant investment and regeneration and the role that trees play are crucial to retaining the quality environments already enjoyed.  With some 1500 tree preservation orders and 30 conservation areas significant challenges present themselves.  Additionally we handle in excess of 10,000 planning applications yearly many of which have trees as major elements.

The city has aspirations for urban extensions and major investment around the Commonwealth Games, in all of which trees must play a positive role.

 The opportunity to join our team:

X 1 Permanent contract – 18.0 hours per week

X 1 Permanent contract – 36.5 hours per week

Birmingham City Council’s Planning and Regeneration Department requires experienced arboriculturists with a broad skills base for the provision of specialist advice in the implementation of the City Council’s approved policies, programmes and plans for the regeneration and enhancement of the City in support of the planning and development process.

 We are looking to appoint two Principal Arboriculturists, one full time and one part time to manage the city’s extensive and diverse tree assets. You will be working for one of the country’s largest planning authorities within a can-do Directorate that combines a range of service areas; all co-located in modern offices in the city centre.


 You will work with a supportive team and we will play to your strengths against a backdrop of interesting and varied casework that will include handling tree work and planning applications, conservation area notices, contributing towards enforcement of TPO legislation, strategies, briefs, policies and master plans.

 If you are passionate about working in an innovative environment and taking on the challenge of fast changing city we want to hear from you.

 For informal enquiries please contact Andrew Fuller on 0121 464 7794 or email

 Ref: BCC000194

 Closing date: 24 June 2018

 “Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”

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