Salary: Grade H: £35,004.00 – £39,594.50 per annum (pro rata)
Hours: 18.5 hours per week, Part-time, permanent
The Council is looking for a Professional Officer to provide a comprehensive arboricultural service in the north of the district working closely with our other Officers.
The post holder will be required to assess planning applications and provide arboricultural advice to planning case officers as well as managing applications on Tree Preservation Orders and notifications for works to trees in conversation areas. You will also be responsible for making, revoking and reviewing TPOs.
You will be responsible for the surveying, recording and management of Council tree stock within parks, open spaces and housing areas. You will be required to monitor the quality and timing of works issued to and undertaken by the Council’s contractor.
The successful candidate will have a relevant qualification in Arboriculture with experience of tree management and protection. You will be expected to have a sound knowledge of Tree Preservation Order legislation and possess good communication and IT skills. Previous experience is similar role is desirable but not essential.,/p>
The Council is an equal opportunities employer and has flexible working practices.
- A generous annual leave entitlement
- Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Cycle to work scheme (after one years’ service)
- Incremental pay award (awarded annually in April after one years’ service)
Closing date: Sunday 16 February 2020
Interview date: >Tuesday 25 February 2020
For more information please contact Paul Almond, Street Scene & Landscape Manager on 01295 221705.
To download a recruitment pack and apply for the post, please visit our website www.cherwell.gov.uk/directory-record/5765/arboricultural-officer or contact Human Resources on 01295 221767.
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