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Three Rivers District Council

Tree and Woodland Apprentice

About Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the north west corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.

The Department:

The Trees and Woodlands team sits within the Leisure and Natural Infrastructure Service. The team are responsible for a variety of tasks, including the Council’s statutory responsibilities in respect to legally protected trees and planning work; the management of Council owned trees; handling tree related enquires from the public and planting new trees on council land.

The Role:

This is an exciting new role with the opportunity to work towards a Level 4 Arboriculturist Apprenticeship. The main purpose will be to assist the Tree and Woodlands Officer in providing a holistic tree management service on behalf of Three Rivers District Council and supporting the implementation of the Council's Tree and Nature Recovery Strategies.

What we are looking for:-

A dynamic individual, who is keen to learn and willing to get stuck in with a variety of tasks across the Trees and Woodland Team. You will need to have good communication skills and have the ability to work with local residents, colleagues and contractors. Knowledge or a passion for trees and / or the natural environment would be advantageous.
You will need to have 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including Maths and English and a UK driving license.

What we offer:-

£22,955 per annum.
24 month Fixed Term Contract, with potential to be extended.
We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days holiday - rising to 30 days (if applicable), a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.

Level 4 Arboriculturist Apprenticeship with Myerscough College (the course is expected to start in Autumn 2024)

Closing Date: 13 March 2024
Interviews: 20 March 2024

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Alex Laurie, Principal Tree and Woodland Officer: 01923 776611

To apply for this role, please click here.

Closing Date: 13/03/2024  Location: Rickmansworth

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