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Test Valley Borough Council

Arboricultural Officer

Job reference: REQ00225

Full and part time positions available

£31974 – £34922 pa for 37 hours per week (pro rata for part time working)

Ranging from the New Forest Heritage Area through the Valley of the River Test to the North Wessex Downs ANOB, the Borough of Test Valley contains some of the most beautiful countryside in southern England. Our busy and high-profile Development Control team, within the Planning and Building Service, helps safeguard the Borough’s build and natural environment.

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join us; people who have a real appreciation of trees in their natural setting and have experience of managing trees in a town planning context. Working within this unique area, you will be part of the Tree Team providing professional arboricultural advice to the Planning and Building Service, other services, Councillors and members of the public.

As a qualified Arboriculturist, holding an arboricultural or closely related qualification, to a minimum National Qualification Level 4, you will also have experience within the arboricultural or closely related sector. You should be fully conversant with both modern arboricultural practices and current tree protection legislation and procedures. It is important that you also have excellent communication and customer service skills essential in dealing with the public, colleagues, applicants and landowners on a wide range of tree related matters.

In return, we can offer you a great place to work and a great team to work with, where we actively promote a good work/life balance. Employee benefits include agile working, flexi-time, on-site catering facilities, free on-site parking, discounted leisure facilities, a minimum of 24 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays and membership of a defined benefits pension scheme

We have 59 hours per week available, therefore this is an opportunity for you to join an enthusiastic team, on either full or part time hours. If you are interested in caring for and safeguarding trees to help preserve and enhance the natural environment of the Borough of Test Valley then we would be delighted to hear from you

For an informal discussion please contact Rory Gogan, Arboricultural Manager, on 01264 368409.

Closing date for applications is Monday 29th May 2023.

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Closing Date: 29/05/2023  Location: Andover, Hampshire

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