Arboricultural officer, trees
Southend Council are looking to appoint a permanent full time Arboricultural Officer to carry out inspections and arrange any necessary work on council- owned trees including those on the highway, in parks, woodlands, housing land and schools on both a cyclical and re-active basis.
To monitor the work undertaken by the arboriculture contractor to ensure compliance with contract specification, quality assurance, compliance with relevant legislation such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. T6. To maintain high standards of customer service, responding to enquiries from residents, elected members, other agencies within the agreed service standards.
To assist with the delivery of tree planting schemes in accordance with the council's tree policy.
To provide professional, technical advice to Officers and Members of the Council, providing written reports and attending meetings as required in relation to the responsibilities of the post.
To work effectively as a member of the team providing an all-round arboricultural services.
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this position, you MUST have a Nationally recognised qualification in Arboriculture e.g. HND Arboriculture and ideally Professional Tree Inspection qualification.
Knowledge of tree husbandry, arboricultural management techniques with a three years experience, ability to undertake tree inspections and an ability to prioritise and plan a mixed workload and making best use of personal resources to achieve performance objectives.
Adaptability and flexibility, able to work under pressure, deal with high workloads, high standards of oral and written communication.
Ability to monitor contracts and to use computer systems and relevant software packages. Be able to communicate and collaborate with others and establish positive relationships with the public and the local elected members. Full appreciation of the use of IT to enhance service delivery and work as a member of a team.The candidate should have experience and knowledge of contact and dealings with the general public.
What you need to do now
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