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Urban Forestry Officer

We are looking for a Urban Forestry Officer to help manage our extensive tree stock, while dealing with incoming enquiries from residents and colleagues in line with our Tree Management Plan. On a day to day basis, you will carry out cyclical and reactive risk management surveys across the South West and help to monitor and manage contractors and consultants. You will schedule tree works and manage the tree database and assist in identifying, planning and delivering new tree planting and biodiversity projects.

While collaborating with colleagues, you will identify positive practice and new ways of working, to deliver on-going service improvements and better outcomes for LiveWest and our customers. This role will be substantively based at our Exeter office, but will be field working across the region. A company vehicle for business use will be provided.

To be considered for this role, you will need:

  • NQF Level 4 qualification or higher in Arboriculture/Urban Forestry
  • LANTRA Professional Tree Inspector
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment licensed user
  • VALID risk assessment trained (D)
  • IOSH Managing Safely (D)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Proficient level of literacy and numeracy
  • Full UK driving licence

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme - employer contribution of 6% - 9%
  • Death in Service benefit ( 3 x salary)
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays with service related increase to your entitlement up to 30 days
  • Annual Leave purchase
  • Family Friendly policies
  • Health Cash Plan including dental and optical cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health and Wellbeing programme which includes enhanced sick pay, monthly campaigns, training and yearly flu jabs
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Car Benefit scheme
  • Learning and Development including coaching and professional qualification support
  • Volunteering days
  • Discretionary Bonus scheme

To apply for this vacancy, please visit our careers page by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the vacancy please contact us at

Closing Date: 09/01/2022  Location: Exeter

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