£30,660 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Merrow Depot, Merrow, Guildford GU4 7BQ.
We are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. Flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or from one of our offices (Guildford or Godstone). A laptop and mobile will be supplied. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the role
Surrey County Council is the Highway Authority for the County of Surrey. It is responsible for the management of risk from some 2 million trees and monitoring their condition adjacent to and on the highway.
Responsibility for Surrey Highways resides within the Community Protection, Transport and Environment Directorate. Surrey County Council spends around £1million per year on managing risk from highway trees. It is reputed to be the most densely wooded County in Southern England with some of the busiest roads outside of London.
Reporting to the Arboriculture team manager, the post holder occupies a key role in supporting the delivery of practical arboricultural and environmental works, strategies, innovation, financial control and service improvement. They will be responsible for the delivery of planned arboricultural safety surveys and inspections at the direction of the Arboricultural team manager.
It is essential that the post holder works closely with others in Surrey Highways to develop joint ownership of practical solutions and proposals relating to all arboricultural, highway biodiversity and environmental issues.
We are looking for a Survey Technician with sufficient experience to deliver specialist inspections with minimal supervision. This will include using a mobile device to record tree defects and update existing inspections as part of a mainly walked inspection. The post holder will be involved in working closely with our appointed suppliers, and managing on the job enquiries to ensure decisions are aligned with service priorities as works progress.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Comprehensive working knowledge of tree defects and disorders
- An ability to work independently on and off the highway in a safe manner.
- Valid UK driving licence
- Hold or be capable of achieving a qualification listed in the Arboricultural Association Guide to Qualifications & Careers in Arboriculture at Level 4 or higher, plus 2 years relevant highway tree survey experience.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Graham Banks on 0300 200 1003 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19/05/2019.
Interviews will take place on Monday 3 June 2019, in Guildford.
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