Job Vacancy

Arboricultural and Woodlands Officer at London Borough of Sutton

Department - 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 and 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 carHave 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

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

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


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