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Tree Officer


£ 20,465 - £31,665 per annum (pay award pending)


Lymington and the New Forest

Contract Type:

Permanent, full-time

Closing Date:

24 MARCH 2020

Tree Officer

Career grade

37 hours per week

Trees in private ownership can provide a positive amenity impact across the New Forest in both towns and countryside. Whether new to the profession, an experienced professional or looking to develop your career prospects you will work as part of a team to ensure that such trees are retained and managed in ways that help to preserve and enhance the New Forest.

You will therefore possess or have the ability and background to possess:

• knowledge of tree species identification, pests and diseases of trees and the law relating to tree and hedgerow protection
• experience of assessing trees and deciding appropriate management options in response to applications to work on protected trees and in making Tree Preservation Orders
• experience of assessing trees on development sites and negotiating with applicants, professionals and colleagues.

Good communication and customer service skills are essential to deal with the public, colleagues and partner organisations on a wide range of tree related matters. You will have competent IT skills to use specialist programmes to produce letters, reports, plans and photographs on a daily basis.

You will be an effective team member and be able to use your initiative to work independently when required and have the ability to manage a reactive workload and changing priorities.

This post requires a valid driving licence and is based at our offices in Lymington.

To apply for this role, please complete and return the application form using the links to the right. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: 10am on 24 March 2020
Interviews: To take place at the end of March

For queries please email or call 01590 646649.

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