£32,048 - £35,220 pa plus essential car allowance
Andover (ref 50361013)
We are looking or a highly professional Arboriculturalist to take the lead with the sustainable management of the boroughs tree stock.
You will be joining Test Valley Borough Council at an exciting time where good tree management, tree protection and increasing tree cover have never been more important. This set against the challenge of climate emergency, ash dieback and oak processionary moth.
To be successful you will have a minimum qualification of a Professional Diploma in Arboriculture, you’ll be confident and conversant with all aspects of arboriculture including tree biology, hazard assessment and tree protection legislation. A working knowledge of best practice in tree surgery work will be coupled with good communication and negotiation skills.
This role will see you come into contact with members of the public and councillors as well as other Council departments so excellent communication skills are a must.
We pride ourselves on our positive and supportive working environment, and feedback from our employees continually shows high levels of staff satisfaction. Amongst the benefits we offer are a defined benefits pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, free parking on site, staff restaurant and discounted leisure facilities
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Kevin Harrington, Parks and Countryside Manager, on 01264 368815
For more information and to apply please visit the careers page on our website
Closing date for return of application forms - 27 July 2020
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