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Arboricultural and Woodlands Officer
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Arboricultural and Woodlands Officer

Environment, Housing, and Regeneration

Grade: 7- £27, 801 to £34,338 per annum, with earning potential up to £36,372 based on performance

Location - 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JG

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

Duties will include:

Inspecting, recording relevant information on 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 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


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.

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

Please apply online completing the application form and refer to the Role Profile.pdf when completing your supporting statement

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