Arboricultural Surveyor– Ref: EE26918

Environmental Depot, 200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills, Walsall WS8 7EN
G8 £28,768 to £32,808 per annum
27 Nov 2018
19 Dec 2018
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Walsall Council's Clean and Green Services


Arboricultural Surveyor– Ref:  EE26918

  • Walsall Borough
  • G8 £28,768 to £32,808 per annum
  • Annual leave 27 to 32 days per annum (depending on length of local government service)
  • Monday to Friday working pattern
  • Casual Car User allowance

We are seeking a qualified Arboricultural Surveyor to work within a team of highly motivated individuals based at our Pelsall Road Depot, Brownhills. The successful candidate will undertake the strategic management and maintenance of Walsall’s tree stock.  Main activities include: 

  • Day to day supervision of tree teams including the management of the cyclical programme including risk management, taking decisions and prioritisation of works.
  • Management of all arboriculture operations across the borough including the management of front line environmental teams operating on tree maintenance (re-active and planned maintenance)
  • Facilitating and leading in special one off project based works including tree planting projects, tree warden training and facilitation, tree inventory compilation, and supporting the clean and green agenda.
  • Manage and maintain the tree risk management programme for the council’s tree stock.  Working in conjunction with Corporate Risk & Insurance and dealing with insurance claims.
  • Work in accordance with and contribute to the Urban Forest Strategy, Green Space Strategy, relevant arboriculture standards and legislative requirements.
  • Preparation of quotations, estimates, tenders and grant fund applications to ensure value for money and delivery of best value.
  • Ensuring urgent tree works are managed, communicated and recorded in an efficient and safe manner.
  • To be responsive for urgent requests and emergency situations such as storm damage, road closures, in conjunction with wider council services, emergency services and emergency planning team.

Interested candidates should possess: 

  • Arboriculture – Minimum Level 3 Tree Inspection Certificate or equivalent
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Post holder must attain/have IOSH accreditation (Institute of Safety and Health) qualification or equivalent Health & Safety qualification
  • Attain/have - Street Works (signing, lighting, guarding) supervisory   qualification

Closing date: Monday 17 December 2018


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