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Arboricultural and Woodlands Officer - June 2020
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Arboricultural and Woodlands Officer
Grade 7 salary  £29,766 - £35,724 (£37,842 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)
Hours: Full-time, 36 hours per week
Contract status Permanent contract
Location: Denmark Road, Carshalton
DBS Required (Enhanced)

You will be working as part of a busy and friendly team within Neighbourhood Services

Duties will include:

Inspecting, recording relevant information on database and making management recommendations on the Council tree stock

Managing and monitoring the Councils term tree contractor

Providing a consultation service to the Planning and Insurance sections on all Arboricultural related issues

Dealing with a variety of enquiries from residents, Councillors, and other departments

Attending emergency call outs during and outside of normal working hours on a rota basis

Writing reports on any aspect tree management for the Councils Insurance section, Planning, Local Committees and other stakeholders

Implementing tree planting and woodlands schemes, engaging communities and promoting ownership, as well as sourcing external funding to carry out such schemes

You must:

Hold a minimum of a Level 3 Arboricultural qualification
Have knowledge and experience in the Arboricultural industry, including investigating and specifying health & safety issues, and recommending amenity tree management work within the public realm environment
Be able to communicate effectively, putting technical issues into simple terms that stakeholders can understand easily whether explaining face to face or in writing.
Be hard working, proactive, enthusiastic and able to make an effective contribution in a multi-disciplinary working environment
Have a valid, clean driving licence and access to a car
Have office and computer skills to deal with a challenging workload

Have experience in analysing detailed information relating to Insurance claims – and of writing reports and making Arboricultural recommendations in mitigation

You will also be committed to continuous improvement in the management of the Council’s tree stock and the service provided to the public and your own professional development.

We offer a huge variety of staff benefits including-
27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Flexi-time (applicable up to grade 9 only)
Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities
Comprehensive learning and development programme
Interest free season ticket loans
Local Government Pension Scheme
Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
Subsidised gym membership Interested? 

Please apply online by completing our application form and attaching your CV. Please ensure you refer to the Role Profile.docx when completing your supporting statement.

The London Borough of Sutton is Disability Confident Committed. 
We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.    

For further information or if you have any questions contact Ben Morris Neighbourhood Services 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JG.  Telephone 020 8770 4789, or email

Closing date: 31 August 2020
Interview date: TBC

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