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Title

Tree Officer

Posted
Reference Job reference: REQ11897  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location
Town/City Riverside House, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Salary Additional Information £27,852 - £30,151 / Permanent, 37 hours per week.
Salary (Minimum)
27852
Salary (Maximum)
30151
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 12/02/2023
Company Name Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Contact Name
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Description

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Tree Service Team. The role comes with plenty of variety and is a great opportunity to gain a wide range of experience and job satisfaction whilst working in a team of professional arboriculturists. 

The Tree Service is responsible for the management of approximately 80000 urban trees across the borough and a further 500 hectares of woodland.  We provide professional and technical advice to both internal and external customers, such as the council’s Development Control team and work in collaboration with many partners to improve tree cover and the promotion of trees in South Yorkshire.  

As a Tree Officer you will need to have excellent tree knowledge, communication skills, a flexible approach to managing your workload and be capable of working in a variety of locations from council offices, to carrying out tree surveys in woodlands.  You will be responsible for managing a section of the borough’s tree stock; providing detailed and professional responses to enquiries; carrying out health and safety related visual tree inspections; and you will work collaboratively with other members of the Tree Service and the wider Green Spaces team. 

If you are enthusiastic and have the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to join our team we would like to hear from you.  

Please read through the job description for more specific details on the selection criteria for the role to see how you, your qualifications and your experience can help us to deliver our goals.  

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.  

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council.

For further information, please contact Kevin Burke, 

Countryside and Ecology Manager, on 01709 850353.

This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions).  

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. For further information, please visit our website

From 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2024 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a weekly / monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded of three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part-time).

Application closing date 12/02/2023

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