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Arboriculture Officer

Preston City Council

Arboriculture Officer

Job Details

Company:

Preston City Council

Location:

Argyll Road, Preston

Reference:

EPNS03014

Salary:

£33,945 to £35,745 per annum

Contract:

Full-time, Permanent

Hours:

37 hours per week

Closing date:

23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 10 December 2023

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Neighbourhood Services are seeking an experienced Arboriculture Officer to join the Council’s Parks team.

As the Council’s Arboriculture Officer you will manage the Council’s tree stock in parks, open spaces and woodlands across the City in accordance with the relevant standards and legislation.

You would be responsible for the delivery of the Council’s arboriculture services including the operational delivery of tree surveying and maintenance by staff and contractors.

You will also act as the Council’s independent advisor on arboricultural issues, providing expert advice both written and verbal to internal and external partners.

The job will provide a wide range of experience of all aspects of arboriculture from basic tree surveying to tree felling.

The applicant should be qualified in a full range of arboriculture certificates, have experience of tree inspections and maintenance and be able to manage a small team of staff or contractors. They must also be willing to attend emergency out of hours emergencies when required.

The applicant must be enthusiastic, willing to learn and able to work well unsupervised or in a team. Good communication and customer service skills are also important aspects of the role.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of employee benefits including flexi time, a minimum of 30 days’ annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), family friendly policies, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, Local Government Pension Scheme, AVC’s, life assurance scheme, payment of professional fees, cycle to work scheme and discounted bus and rail fares.

The roles will require working outdoors in all weather conditions. A full driving licence is essential.

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 10 December 2023

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Notice:

The views, opinions or salary expressed in this job vacancy do not necessarily reflect the views of the Arboricultural Association.