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Trees Officer | Cambourne/Cambridge

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (East Anglia) - UK
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 11/03/2022
Company Name South Cambridgeshire District City Council
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Also Listing:
  • Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service
  • Job title: Trees Officer
  • Salary: Grade 5: £30,737 -£35,747 – Plus Market Supplement of additional 15%
  • Location: Cambourne/Cambridge
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full time 37 hours per week
  • Closing date: 9:00am Friday 11 March 2022

Interview Date: Interviews will take place shortly after the role closes in early March and we will be seeking to fill the post as soon as possible.


Tired of your same old job? Then come and be a part of our dynamic and friendly Natural Environment Team at Greater Cambridge Shared Planning, where you will work alongside Landscape Architects, Ecologists and Planners to deliver a high-quality, high value service.

We are looking for a special someone with solid experience in arboriculture but also with an eye for detail and project management to lead and develop the Trees Team at South Cambridgeshire District Council.

We know how important it is to find the flexibility to balance your work/family commitments as well as your career progression and so we offer a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 24 days holiday entitlement (increasing to 29 after five years continuous service),
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Local Government Pension Scheme,
  • Free on-site Parking
  • Career progression
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme-providing advice and counselling
  • Development opportunities as well as ongoing training

This is an exciting time to work in one of the largest shared planning services in the country, in the fast-growing dynamic area of Greater Cambridge. This is a key role for the Council and presents an exciting opportunity within the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service to work in the dynamic and busy Built and Natural Environment Team as a Trees Officer. You will have an enthusiastic, experienced, and supportive team around you and will be working in an area of the country undergoing high development growth, presenting opportunities to make a positive difference to our treescape.

What sets us apart from other organisations is our range of projects, including meeting the planning needs of Europe’s most important biotechnology cluster, regeneration schemes providing new low carbon districts and developing the first joint Local Plan in an area that has the fastest-growing city economy in the country.

Greater Cambridge offers a unique opportunity to work within the beautiful historic City of Cambridge, home to world renowned universities, hospitals and cutting-edge science, as well as delivering high quality modern developments within the rural areas of South Cambridgeshire. Our combined growth agenda includes a range of new settlements within South Cambridgeshire and urban extensions to Cambridge.

Our teams have excellent relationships with local practices and work with world class architects and specialists on schemes that provide huge personal and professional reward. If you would like to work on award winning schemes in an exciting and fast paced environment, come and join us!

We are looking for a motivated and well -organised individual with a good level of experience as a Tree Officer and who can deal with a range of different application types, of varying complexity. You will lead a small team, but will have the support of a bigger team seeking to ensure that the natural environment in Greater Cambridge is protected and enhanced.

For more information about working with us check out our website: http://www.greatercambridgesharedplanning.com/

For an informal conversation about this job opportunity within the Planning Service contact John Cornell, Natural Environment Team Leader on 07927681932

To apply – https://www.greatercambridgeplanning.org/work-for-us/trees-officer/

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