Arboricultural Officer


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Arboriculture, Landscaping


£30,506 to £34,703

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Full time



Job Description:

Grade 8, £30,506 to £34,703 (inclusive of local weighting), full time, 37 hours per week, permanent.  Based in Hertford.  Closing date is Monday 6 August at 9am.
About the role
We are looking to appoint a self-motivated person to join an enthusiastic department focussed upon looking after the environment to a high standard.  Our vision is to provide high quality parks and open spaces that will contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community.  We aim to manage trees across the district responsibly and effectively, promoting their importance and encouraging good practice.
Key Responsibilities
Some of the key responsibilities include:
  • determining applications for tree work and conservation area notices
  • providing a professional arboricultural service to the Council
  • advising on all matters relating to the protection and care of trees
  • working with colleagues to deliver enforcement action in relation to illegal tree work
  • taking a proactive role in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the service
Competencies requirements
The ideal candidate will:
  • have a recognised qualification in arboriculture and an excellent working knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulations relating to trees and hedgerows.
  • have good communication and people skills, as well as the ability to deal with challenging situations using tact and diplomacy
  • have experience of working in a similar arboricultural post in a local authority and be able to manage your own workload efficiently.
  • have experience of enforcement in relation to illegal tree work and the collation of evidence and interviews and able to provide advice in respect of subsidence or damage claims against the Council relating to its own tree stock.
  • be competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications
Travel across the district is required and you must be able to attend occasional evening and weekend meetings. 
About EHC
Set in attractive rolling countryside, East Hertfordshire has a great deal to offer people who live and work locally in the area.  The towns and villages stand in an area of great natural beauty nestling in the shallow valleys of the many rivers and streams that criss-cross the district.
Benefits of working at East Herts Council
  • 37 hour working week
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • A variety of flexible working options available, including part-time working, job share, compressed hours and home working
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Generous  annual leave
  • Discounts on a range of services including local leisure centres
  • Professional environment where your career path really matters and is supported in our organisation
  • Great team environment, who are flexible and supportive

Closing date:  Monday 6 August 2018 at 9am.  CVs will not be accepted.
Interviews will take place week commencing 17 September 2018.

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.
If your application has been successful, the recruiting manager will contact you to invite you to an interview.  We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.
EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity
Company Info
East Herts Council
Wallfields, Pegs Lane
Hertford, AL, United Kingdom

Phone: 01992531630
Web Site: www.eastherts.gov.uk

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