An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Tree Officer to join our successful and friendly Planning team in enhancing our Environment and delivering high quality development. People living and working in Runnymede place a high value on the contribution trees make to an attractive Borough.
You will be responsible leading on tree applications under the Conservation and TPO legislation and making recommendations for new orders where necessary. You will provide professional advice to planning officers, Councillors, agents and members of the public in respect of planning applications, enforcement matters and pre-application schemes by considering the impact of a development on the existing trees and recommending new planting where necessary. The successful candidate will also play a key role in introducing new initiatives to enhance our service. Although the role is based in the Planning team, you will also provide an arboricultural service to the Council’s Housing team by advising on householder requests for tree works.
The role requires you to hold an arboricultural qualification at level 4 or above. It is desirable if you have achieved the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification or LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection accreditation. Your qualifications will be backed up by your sound knowledge of current legislation, policy, good practice and procedures in relation to the protection and management of trees. Experience within a similar role is desirable but not essential.
You will have a passion for the environment, a ‘can do’ attitude, be organised and be able to work independently and as part of a team. You will have an understanding of customer care and have the ability to negotiate a positive outcome. You will have good self-presentation and have a calm manner and professional attitude. Experience of reading planning drawings and/or technical documents will be an advantage but training can be given.
You must have a full driving license and a vehicle available for work purposes, and be fully aware of health and safety requirements. In return we offer a supportive working environment, generous annual leave, and membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme. The Offices are based in Addlestone town centre which has recently been regenerated and has a new cinema, Waitrose and gym all within walking distance.
For an informal chat about this role please call Lucy Rees or Melissa Gale on 01932 425242.
Please apply online at www.surreyjobs.info. Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment on the website. If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact Human Resources. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01932 425517
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please provide an email address where possible as you will be contacted by email if you are selected to attend for an interview. Please note we do not accept CVs.
Closing date: 27 January 2019
Interviews will be held week commencing: 11 February 2019