Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Riverside House, Rotherham
Regeneration & Environment
Tree Officer Ref: REQ08076
37 hours per week, permanent
Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are following Government advice and this may result in interviews being held via video call.
We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Tree Service Team. The role comes with plenty of variety and is a great opportunity to gain experience and job satisfaction whilst working in a team of professional arboriculturists.
The Tree Service is responsible for the management of approximately 80000 urban trees across the borough and a further 500 hectares of woodland. We provide professional and technical advice to both internal and external customers, such as the Council’s Development Control team and work in collaboration with many partners to improve tree cover and promotion of trees in South Yorkshire.
As a Tree Officer you will need to have excellent tree knowledge, communication skills, a flexible approach to managing your workload and be capable of working in a variety of locations from the council offices, to carrying out tree surveys in woodlands. You will be responsible for managing a section of the borough’s tree stock; providing detailed and professional responses to enquiries; carrying out health and safety related visual tree inspections; and you will work collaboratively with other members of the Tree Service and the wider woodlands team.
If you are enthusiastic and have the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to join our team we would like to hear from you.
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.
We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council.
For further information, please contact Craig McGringle, Tree Service Manager on email email@example.com
From 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2022 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a weekly / monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded of three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part-time).
This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions).
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