Arboriculture Officer

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Location: Macclesfield

Job category: Environmental and Public Services

Salary: £28,672 - £32,234 per annum – Plus £2,000 Market Supplement

Grade: Grade: CEC NJC - Grade 8

Ref no: E1332

Closing date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 19 January 2022

You will provide arboriculture advice in order to promote the highest standards of arboriculture within Cheshire East, and in particular through the development of planning policies, delivery of development management advice, and protection of trees, woodlands, and green infrastructure of high amenity, and environmental and social value; ensuring the Service is delivered in a customer focussed, efficient, and responsive way in accordance with Council priorities, legislation, and best practice.

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together, and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

Brighter Future

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join an expanded arboriculture and forestry team of six professional staff within the Planning Service. Cheshire East Council highly values its private and public tree stock which makes a major contribution to its quality of place and environment. You will play an important role in assessing the arboriculture impact of both planning applications and applications to undertake work to protected trees. Other duties will include making TPOs, assessing High Hedge complaints, Hedgerow Regulations, and Enforcement. An ability to make site visits across the Borough is an important part of the role. We offer a competitive salary, expenses including payment of professional fees, flexible working, a supportive environment, and access to further training and CPD.

You should have:

A relevant arboriculture related degree or diploma level qualification supported by further professional development. At least 5 years relevant professional experience. A good understanding of legislation relating to TPOs, High Hedges, and Hedgerow Regulations. Experience of working in local government. Effective communication skills, and be able to work in a team environment.

The job is based in Macclesfield, but you will be able to work from offices in Crewe, Sandbach and from home.

To discuss the post, contact either Ian Dale, Environmental Planning Manager, on 07702 472 264, or Chris Hudson, Principal Forestry and Arboriculture Officer, on 07764 815 878.

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Closing date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Job Details

Company Name:  Cheshire East Council
Location:  Macclesfield

Contact Details

Ian Dale or Chris Hudson  Telephone: 07702 472 264 or 07764 815 878