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Logo: Leeds City CouncilForestry Manager

Salary details: PO3 - £34,788 to £37,849

Employer: Leeds City Council

Contract Type: Permanent Appointment

Hours per Week: 37 – evening and weekend working will also be required in the event of an emergency

 

Leeds City Council is looking to recruit a highly motivated professional to lead our technical and operational Forestry Section. The Forestry Manager will be based at Farnley Hall, Leeds LS12, but will manage arboricultural work across the unitary authority area. This is a managerial role with responsibility for all aspects of the Forestry Section’s role and its staff and budgets.The successful applicant will have a Degree or Foundation Degree in Aboriculture / Forestry or equivalent and be keen to work towards Chartered Forester/Arboriculturalist status. Working knowledge of LOLER is essential, together with previous experience of leading and managing arboricultural and forestry operations in a similar front line service.

 

The job will involve daily contact with members of the public, Councillors and Members of Parliament, plus other sections within P&C, other Council Departments and outside agencies. Effective written and oral communication skills and are an essential requirement.

 

The successful applicant will also have experience of managing a tree asset register, Conservation Area and Tree Preservation Order legalisation, and experience of responding to out of hours tree emergencies. The Council operates a 24/7 tree emergency standby/call out service and the post holder will be expected to lead and take part in this on a rota basis,  A full driving licence is essential to the role as will not be solely office based.

 

This is a demanding, high profile role that benefits from flexible working and an attractive pension package.

 

To apply for this position, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site at www.leeds.gov.uk (job ref. 18900) or click here to go direct to the job listing

 

Closing date: 17 May 2019

 

 

 

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