1. Job vacancy
Trees & Woodlands Manager
Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.
Croydon is a naturally ambitious council – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.
Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we’re constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.
Because with growth comes increased demand – but also huge opportunity.
Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.
About the Role
We are looking for a Trees & Woodlands Manager to join us at a time of exciting and positive change in delivering vital services to over 360,000 residents.
As the Trees & Woodlands Manager in the Parks department, you will be responsible for:
- ensuring the councils extensive tree stock is effectively managed within the allocated resources for the borough residents and future generations
- leading a small team of arboriculturists in overseeing the contract management of the service provider in the delivery of works to agreed specifications and timescales.
- providing contributions towards developing the service in identifying pressures and effectively managing the expectations of interested parties.
Working for the London Borough of Croydon, you will have the opportunity to shape the one of London’s extensive arboricultural landscapes. You must be committed about the value of public services and their delivery, making a positive difference to the lives of residents and visitors to the borough as well as demonstrating the following points:
- customer focussed and results driven
- qualified in arboricultural or related horticultural discipline
- provide technical advice and reports to internal customers and stake holders
- have demonstrable experience in financial management of budgets
Full time, permanent position 36 hrs per week 30 days holiday. A supportive culture and cohesive team spirit with agile working options. CPD opportunities such as LTOA seminars. Staff discounts and benefits schemes. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please download the job description and person specification.
About the Tree & Woodlands section:
We have recently had an upgrade of the tree management software and are entering into an exciting period of utilising the system’s capabilities to assist in the delivery of a more effective service. We have achieved internationally recognised standards in the management of our woodland sites. We are active within the London Tree Officer Association (LTOA) and through this body, with other tree officers, assist the Forestry Commission in the surveying of suspected symptoms of Ceratocystis platani and Xylella fastidiosa in Plane trees at various monitoring sites around the London boroughs.
The closing date is 22 October. We are aiming to run interviews on 2 November 2017.
Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a standard DBS check.
2. Job vacancy
An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to play a key role within the Highways & Transportation Section’s Soft Landscape Team. This technical inspection role will cover all aspects of highway related tree management including programmed tree asset inspections and ad-hoc reactive site visits to meet customer demand and emergency situations. The role will primarily be based in east Kent. However, the ability to travel independently and work across the entire county will be a prerequisite. The organisation prides itself on its gold standard level of customer care and the successful candidate will be instrumental in delivering this through the provision of high quality front line arboricultural services.
The successful candidate will be suitably experienced in highway tree inspections able to specify, schedule and supervise tree works and poses the ability to communicate effectively across a multitude of stakeholders. We will also consider a recent graduate seeking to establish themselves within the industry. A good understanding of tree related legislation will be required and applicants will need to demonstrate good computer literacy skills including experience of mapping systems and the use data capture hardware in the field.
To view and download the job description and person specification for this role https://kenthrbc.taleo.net/
Deadline: 26th October
Interview 3rd November