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Hart District Council

Senior Tree Officer

Salary: Grade I (£37,516 - £40,471)
Hours per week: 37
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 8th October 2021.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Countryside Services for a Senior Tree Officer. The District enjoys a high population of trees, but with a changing climate they need our help more than ever. The successful applicant will assist the Council in adapting to the impacts of climate change and meet its corporate objectives and statutory obligations in relation to trees, including advice to planning service (Place) and other Council departments as required.

The key responsibilities for the role of Senior Tree Officer are as follows: 

  • Lead the Tree Team which includes a Tree Officer and Tree Technician
  • Develop and implement a strategy for the management and enhancement of the tree population and woodland in the District. 
  • Develop, maintain and employ systems for collecting, updating and manipulating data using Ezytreev system on the Councilu2019s tree stock and programme, schedule and undertake tree and site inspections and surveys.
  • Preparation, procurement and monitoring of contracts for arboricultural issues, tree works, tree planting and tree care management, and other ad-hoc works, on behalf of Countryside Services, and client departments within The Council, for instance Housing, Place and Highways
  • Liaison where necessary with various other organisations, for instance Forestry England, Natural England and the Environment Agency, on tree-related issues.

The Council has a strong commitment to achieving equality and opportunity in all services to the community and in the employment of people. The Council expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their own work, including undertaking any training where necessary.

Applicants should hold a nationally recognised arboricultural qualification at Level 6 together with substantial post qualification experience in the arboriculture industry.

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The closing date for applications is the 8th October 2021. Interview dates will be confirmed within three weeks of the closing date and will be held via Microsoft Teams.

For further information regarding the post, please contact Andrew Ratcliffe, Landscape Manager or Adam Green, Countryside Services Manger on 01252 622122 or via email - or

Closing Date: 08/10/2021  Location: Fleet, Hampshire

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