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Logo: South Oxfordshire District CouncilTree Officer

Salary:  £29,687 - £35,077 per annum

Hours: Full time


South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils are seeking a qualified arborist to work within the councilís Forestry Service. This is an exciting and varied role working with a team of specialist advisers who are helping to shape the future environment of southern Oxfordshire.


You must have professional experience of working within the arboricultural industry, ideally as a consultant or tree officer, with knowledge and understanding of the Town and Country Planning Act and the planning process. A sound understanding of the practical side of arboriculture will also be key. Being a team player with good communications skills is essential as the role is within a team of 4 Tree Officers working within a busy Planning Service.


Duties will include:

  • Providing arboricultural advice on the impact of proposed developments to planning officers, planning agents, arboricultural consultants and architects, as well as a wide range of other customers.
  • Promote the wide range of benefits trees provide in the built environment, working to secure existing and new trees through the planning process as valuable assets
  • Assist the councilsí in responding to tree work applications for work to protected trees
  • Assist the councilsí in monitoring tree protection on construction sites, working with the councilsí planning enforcement team when necessary.


If you have a positive team working approach and are looking to use and develop your knowledge and experience within a supportive working environment this is an excellent opportunity to further your career. 


For more information and an informal discussion please contact Matt Gulliford (Senior Tree Officer) on 01235 422600 or via matt.gulliford@southandvale.gov.uk


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Application Closing Date: 09/09/2019 



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