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Assistant Tree Officer


Closing date     30/04/2019
Reference        SCC10548
Job Type          Permanent
Job Hours         Full-time
Industry            Public Sector
Location           Southampton, Hampshire, South East
Salary               £20,088 - £23,111 per year +


We have an opportunity for an Assistant Tree Officer to join a team of dedicated and experienced tree officers and in-house tree surgeons to protect, manage and maintain Southamptonís important tree stock.


You will be responsible for: 


  • Supporting the Arboricultural Manager in the provision of a complete arboricultural advisory service for trees in Southampton through:
  • Tree condition assessment.
  • Identification of plants, pests, diseases and disorders and their implications.
  • Advising on appropriate remedial tree maintenance operations and selecting appropriate actions.
  • Advising on tree selection, siting, purchase and proper maintenance.
  • Monitoring maintenance and replacement programmes.
  • Preparing and implementing maintenance and development programmes.
  • Preparing and implementing woodland management plans.
  • Undertaking tree surveys.
  • Ensuring that all appropriate records or information are kept current and up to date, reporting any variance to the Arboricultural Manager.
  • Ensuring that all enquiries are resolved within agreed timeframes, and any associated action is completed satisfactorily.
  • Making, recording, varying and confirming Tree Preservation Orders and associated works applications.
  • Undertaking routine administrative tasks including dealing with day to day correspondence, raising orders, preparing reports, and documents.


To be successful in the role you will hold a relevant qualification to a minimum of Level 2 in Arboriculture or Horticulture, or have relevant experience to undertake the job. You will have the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a range of audiences, and have a high level of IT literacy. You will also need to demonstrate your ability to write, understand and act on technical reports, legal documentation, insurance claims and other general correspondence.


Working for Southampton City Council will have its rewards, we are part of the Hampshire pension scheme and the post will come with a minimum of 24 days annual leave dependant on your continued service in Local Government. There are lots of other employee benefits open to SCC.


For further information and details regarding the position please contact Stephen Woollard on 023 8083 3620.


Additional Information:


  • This post requires a Standard DBS check.
  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).  
  • It is usual for successful candidates to start at the bottom of the pay grade.


To be considered for this post please submit an online application through our website


The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed detailing how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. A CV on its own will not be considered.


Recruitment contact details: 023 8083 4033



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