Tree Officer

Location
Warndon Depot, Worcester
Salary
£24,392 - £27,917
Posted
22 Feb 2019
Closes
19 Mar 2019
Job Ref
WCTY000000449
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Worcester

Worcester is a great place to work. We have a thriving city centre, investment by cutting edge technology companies, a great wealth of history, a fantastic environment making it somewhere to be proud of.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Worcester has a history spanning more than 2,000 years. Its rich heritage includes the 12th Century Cathedral and the Guildhall admired by monarchs from King George III to Queen Elizabeth II. Worcester offers a high quality of life with its rich and varied heritage, award winning parks, excellent schools and diverse range of shops and restaurants.

The city enjoys a strong sporting reputation based on top flight cricket and rugby clubs, a centrally located racecourse and major annual running and cycling events. Worcester has a strong cultural and musical life and is the birthplace of Elgar, one of England’s most celebrated composers.

At Worcester City Council, we are committed to seeking excellence in everything we do as we strive for the coveted Investors in Accreditation standard.

Benefits to you:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 30 days with 5 years of local government service)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Support for training and professional development
  • Subsidised leisure facilities and employee discounts in local stores
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme, available 24 hours a day

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Worcester City Council’s Arboriculture Team. We are looking for an experienced Arborist with inspection experience, excellent knowledge of the city and a genuine enthusiasm for modern arboriculture and working to ensure Worcester is a tidy, colourful and safe city.

We are looking for a person with NTPC qualifications and relevant experience to join our team on a permanent basis. As part of our new Street Scene team, the post holder will work be responsible for working with other supervisors to plan and deliver essential front line services.

The successful applicant will be leading a small team working in and around Worcester, maintaining the City’s tree stock and providing specialist advice and reports in relation to Arboricultural management. 

The post holder will be expected to provide Arboricultural technical advice to members of the public as well as partner organisations. There will also be opportunity to work with our planning department to review and update existing Tree Preservations Orders as well as collating information needed for applications and prosecutions.

A key part of the role will be the ability to maintain a cyclical tree inspection program.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to design their team’s work program as well as leading the review of the City’s tree and hedgerow strategy in line with national legislation.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate both arboriculture knowledge and experience in the field. Worcester City Council places a high priority on Health and Safety legislation; candidates should also be able to provide evidence of continued development in this area.

The successful candidate to possess a NPTC tree inspection qualification as well as experience in working in a busy development management environment.

Applicants must be physically fit to complete all duties. The job involves contact with the public, the applicant should have excellent customer care skills and be willing to undertake any necessary training to fully complete the role.

The hours of work are 37 per week, to suit the needs of the service.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Mark Baylis on mark.baylis@worcester.gov.uk

Closing date: 17 March 2019

 

Worcester City Council’s aim is to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

The Council is committed to working towards equality of opportunity in employment as well as in the provision of service.

Supporting documents
Team Supervisor (Trees & Play).pdf

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