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Oxfordshire County Council

Tree Officer, Oxfordshire (x2)

About you

Are you an experienced Tree Officer / Arboriculturist that wants a new challenge and the opportunity to deliver and influence tree management across one of England’s most beautiful and diverse treescapes?

Are you an experienced and skilled arborist looking to move on to the next stage of your career?

Are you recently qualified in arboriculture and are looking to start gaining invaluable experience to utilise and implement the knowledge that you have gained in education?

If the answer is ‘YES’ to any of the above, then you could be the person we’re looking for to be part of Oxfordshire’s Tree Service.

About the role

We have two vacancies for a Tree Officer.

Each role comes with plenty of variety and is focused on problem solving in an innovative way. You will be encouraged to promote transparency and build trust with our communities by informing customers and stakeholders about our decision making process.

You could be undertaking a variety of functions that include:

  • large-scale parish surveys;
  • ad-hoc inspections;
  • building strong working relationships with tree contractors to enable better outcomes;
  • interaction with the public and Council staff;
  • opportunities to create your own projects;
  • expectation to manage your own time to enable delivery of work;
  • ownership of an area for which there is personal responsibility with continuous support from the Tree Service and other specialist disciplines.

You will contribute to tree management of Oxfordshire County Council’s tree stock with a focus on a specific area of Oxfordshire. You will work in partnership with colleagues in the Tree Service and the wider OCC Operations Team to ensure a holistic and consistent approach to tree management across the County.

Please read through the job description for more specific details on the selection criteria for the role to see how you, your qualifications and your experience can help us to deliver our goals.

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You will need to clearly demonstrate how your qualifications and experience meet each of the selection criteria in the Job Description, using examples where appropriate, in your application submission. Please focus on addressing each numbered bullet point in the selection criteria.

For an informal discussion about the role and how to apply, please contact Andy Lederer (Principal Officer - Arboriculture) by email andy.lederer@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 19/09/2021  Location: Eynsham, Oxfordshire

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