Job Vacancies

1. Job vacancy

Arboricultural Officer at Tower Hamlets
Vacancy Reference Number: PLA00067-1

 Closing Date: 10th September 2017


Directorate:          Place

Division:               Public Realm

Section:                Clean and Green and Highways

Team:                   Green Team

Grade:                  SO1 - £29,424 - £31,140

Contract Type:     Permanent

Number of Posts: 1

Hours per week:  35

Benefits and Allowances

Essential Car User Allowance subject to authorisation

Pension Scheme

Role Purpose

Tower Hamlets is a culturally diverse Borough in which an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Arboricultural Officer. This post offers an interesting and challenging opportunity for an experienced Arboriculturlist who will be expected to work as part of the team alongside the Senior Arboriculture Officer to assist with the strategic management and development of the Boroughs diverse trees and woodland within the Borough where you will be required to contribute in formulating tree policy in Tower Hamlets as part of the Planning and Development process
The Council is committed to improving the quality of its green assets including trees, and the Arboriculture Officer will have a key role in supporting this program 

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities for the role of Aboricultural officer are as follows:

Implement the Council’s strategy for the management and enhancement of the tree population and woodland in the borough.
Develop, maintain and use systems for collecting, updating and manipulating data using Ezytreev system on the Council’s tree stock and Programme, schedule and undertake tree and site inspections, and surveys.
Monitor arboriculture, tree planting and other contracts and prepare tenders, let and monitor contracts for minor and ad-hoc works on behalf of Communities, Localities and Culture, client departments e.g. Housing and Highways and other commissioning organisations and liaise with and advise various bodies and individuals on tree-related issues.
The Council has a strong commitment to achieving equality and opportunity in both services to the community and in the employment of people, and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their own work, including undertaking any training where necessary.
The Council is committed to a healthy and safe environment and expects its employees to implement and promote its policy in all activities to safeguard employees, contractors, members of the public, property and the environment


You should have a minimum Level 3 Arboricultural qualification or equivalent. You will also have appropriate skills in tree identification, and be able to carry out surveys and assess the condition and visual amenity of trees.
A thorough understanding of trees and their management in the public realm, including a sound knowledge of related legislation, codes of practice and risk management.
Suitable relevant experience of managing innovative tree services.
Sound organisational skills with knowledge and experience of the use of service relevant information technology

A successful track record of developing creative and sustainable tree planting and related educational opportunities including securing external funding.

Experience in managing budgets.

A proactive approach in terms of promoting community and third sector involvement.

Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as are IT and keyboard skills. You will have the ability to organise your own priorities and work independently.

The authority uses Ezytreev and a good knowledge of this tree management system would be advantageous.
The ability to be a strong advocate for trees and the positive role they play in environmental management and quality.

Experience in planning and development work.

Experience and knowledge of Tree Preservation Orders and UK planning legislation.

A valid UK driving licence and a vehicle available for work

Additional Information

A valid UK driving licence and a vehicle available for work

For an informal discussion on this post, please contact Edward Buckton Senior Arboricultural Oficer on 0207 364 3282 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Michael Hime on 0207 364 2774 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's

2. Job vacancy

Trees and Woodland Manager at LB Croydon

Grade 10 £33,444 - £35,286
Sports and Green Spaces

Full-time, 36 hours per week

Ref: 06782

About the Role
Croydon is a distinctive and diverse place and is London’s most populated borough. Croydon
undergoing the biggest development and regeneration programme since the 1960s with £3bn of
investment flowing into the borough over the next five years, building a positive future for residents
and businesses alike.
We are passionate about the value of public services and our new headquarters has the customer at
the heart of what we do. It brings together 75 services including council, Met Police, NHS, Jobcentre
Plus, Croydon Credit Union and Citizens Advice Bureau under one roof, allowing us all to work
together as one team.
This makes now an exciting time to join our team delivering vital services to over 360,000 residents.
An opportunity now exists for an enthusiastic, committed, flexible and innovative thinking person to
be recruited to this post and join the team of dedicated officers in the Trees and Woodland Service.
The post holder will undertake a range of contract monitoring tasks involving the management and
operation of the council’s tree service and be responsible for a small team of qualified and
experienced tree officers. The post will be responsible for ensuring that the council’s tree stock is
managed and maintained for the boroughs residents and future generations.

The post holder will be responsible for leading the team and ensuring that the council’s service
provider works to an agreed service specification and that service standards and timescales are met.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute and work towards developing new service
specifications and developing the trees service within the borough to meet the council’s

Equalities, Safeguarding
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the
community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who
meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
The successful candidate will be subject to a standard DBS check.
Closing Date 10 September 2017

To apply please visit https://ig29.i-,3571894825&key=4998873

3. Job vacancy



The Employer
Opportunity to work for a local authority tree section based in north
London. They currently have a vacancy for an Arboricultural Officer to
supplement their existing team.

The Job
The post holder will carry out inspections/surveys, provide estimates,
prepare and issue specifications for tree works, provide technical and non-
technical advice on Arboricultural issues to all Council departments, carry
out tree condition surveys, for the planning, landscaping and planting of
new trees and assist with insurance issues. You will also be required to
issue instructions, monitor and provide guidance to a range of external
contractors undertaking arboricultural works, and to ensure high quality
arboricultural work is undertaken on the borough’s tree stock within
highways, car parks, parks and open spaces and in other corporately
owned sites.

The Candidate
Candidates should hold a Level 3 or 4 qualification in Arboricultural or be
working towards this.

The Package
In return the option of a permanent post will be available for the right
candidate. Pay rate circa £15.63 P/H PAYE.


For more information, please contact Bruce Blackman at CTC.
Tel. 01743 344466 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4. Job vacancy


The Job

Our client is a busy local authority in the south east encompassing five towns to make
up the largest urban area outside of London. As such the arboricultural section is a
very active place to work. The tree section at the council currently requires 1
temporary Tree Inspector to provide extra cover until the end of March.
Based out of Gillingham, the role will involve managing the council owned tree stock,
in particular undertaking ad-hoc inspections of trees that are the source of a back log
of customer enquiries. The Tree Officer will inspect the trees in accordance with the
council's tree policy and where remedial work is required, issue instruction orders to
the term contractor. They will also monitor work undertaken.
The Candidate

Candidates will be expected to be qualified to ND arboriculture as a minimum and
ideally have some post qualification experience. The ability to use GIS and Microsoft
office software is also essential. The post holder will need to have access to a suitably
insured vehicle for work use (mileage paid).

The package

A rate of £12-£16 P/H PAYE is offered dependent upon experience.

CLOSING DATE 30/09/2017

For more information, including a detailed Job Description and Person Specification

please contact our CTC.

Tel. 01743 344466 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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