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Tree Officer - closing 09.10.2022

Fenland District Council

Band 7 (£30,095 to £34,373)

We have a great opportunity for a qualified arboriculturist to join us at Fenland District Council here in North Cambridgeshire. Fenland District Council is an award-winning progressive organisation, set in the heart of a scenic and unique rural landscape with affordable house prices, diverse market towns and villages with good transport links to London, Cambridge, Peterborough and the North Norfolk coast.

Our positive, can-do culture enables us to punch above our weight and empowers staff to go that extra mile in delivering important services for local people.

As a key player in our team, you will work for both Parks & Open Spaces as well as the Planning team. For the former you will be responsible for evaluation, data collection, remedial action and pro-active responses to all issues regarding our stock of trees (circa 4,000). Fenland District Council has never had its own tree officer before and much of the role will involve the establishment of a tree register using EzyTreev software. Knowledge and prior use of this product is desirable.

For the planning element of the role, you will comment on the implications of new developments on trees, advising of tree works applications for conservation area protected trees and TPO trees and also engage in the establishment of new TPOs and the review of existing TPOs.

Applicants will need to be qualified to Level 4 in Arboriculture, be able to work under minimal supervision and direction, be tech-savvy, a good communicator, confident in dealing with the public, resourceful and flexible. A fuller list of attributes is available with the job description. A full, current, driving licence is also essential for which a monthly car allowance will be paid plus mileage.

The Council operates a flexi-time scheme as well as offering a number of other benefits, including hybrid working, free car parking, discounted access to leisure facilities and the payment of professional fees. If you want to develop your career with a positive and forward-thinking organisation, we would like to hear from you.

If you are interested in this post and would like to apply, please complete an application form (please read the guidance notes) and send to the Human Resources team, preferably by email to Recruitment@fenland.gov.uk or post to the HR Team, at Fenland District Council, Room 48, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ.

Application forms are available to download from this page or alternatively please either phone our Customer Services team on 01354 654321 or email Recruitment@fenland.gov.uk.

For an informal chat about the role please contact:

Simon Bell, Contract Manager, 01354 622516 sbell@fenland.gov.uk or

Nick Harding, Head of Planning, 07593 101090 nharding@fenland.gov.uk

Closing date: Sunday 9th October 2022

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