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Arboricultural Officer – Planning

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Sectors Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture
Location England (South West) - UK
Salary Additional Information £31,099 - 34,723
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 31/07/2023
Company Name Bristol City Council
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Bristol City Council

Arboricultural Officer – Planning

Job reference: VAC004273

Location: City Hall College Green City Centre Bristol BS1 5TR

Salary: BG10 £31,099 - 34,723

Contractual hours: 37

Bristol City Council’s Development Management service is seeking two Arboriculture Planning Officers to join the Urban Design team.

This dynamic team is responsible for providing advice and support to planning officers and as a member of the team you will have responsibility for assessing and determining tree work applications and tree preservation orders. You will also play a key role in helping shape the council’s approach to managing and enhancing the city’s tree canape.

You will also provide advice to a range of customers and will work with others within the team and Development Management service to deliver the objectives and targets contained within the relevant corporate and service plans.

Experience of providing a high quality arboricultural advice service relating to the statutory protection of trees and woodland including the defence of any objections/appeals is essential. We are looking for people with a positive attitude, a desire to solve problems and a passion for good customer service.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice - mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

To apply you’ll need to submit your CV along with a covering letter as the first page of your CV (as one document) summarising your interest in the role and how you meet the criteria as outlined on the Person Specification.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your covering letter.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please contact Peter Insole peter.insole@bristol.gov.uk

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. Appointments will be made on merit.

Application closing date: 31 July 2023.

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