1. Job Vacancy

Trees and Woodlands Officer at LB Croydon

About Croydon

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

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a Trees & Woodlands Officer to join us at a time of exciting and positive change in delivering vital services to over 360,000 residents.

As the Trees & Woodlands Officer in the Streets and Environment Team, 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

Working as part of 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.

Answering enquiries from the Public, Councillors, MP’s and Colleagues.

About the role:

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

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

The rewards

Full time, permanent position 36 hrs per week 30 days holiday Pay scale grade 10 £33.444 to £35,286.   A supportive culture and cohesive team spirit, 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.

 

2. Job vacancy

Southern Ecological Solutions Ltd.

Arboricultural Consultant (all levels)

Pay scale: Negotiable DOE and within respective salary bands

The Role:

SES are looking to recruit arboricultural consultants at senior and junior levels to join our busy arboricultural department. As a member of the team you will be exposed to a wide range of projects and clients from one off small home owner developments to multinational developers and a range of disciplines within arboriculture. Our experienced consultants offer a wide range of consultancy services and applicants would need to demonstrate their knowledge and experience when applying, along with their exceptional customer service skills, attention to detail and positive attitude.

About SES:

We are leading consultants in Ecology, Arboriculture and Landscape Architecture who pride ourselves on having the same core values that we had 12 years ago when we were founded. We have experienced sustainable growth throughout this period and have become renowned by our clients for our pragmatic, solution-based

approach to consultancy. We work for a variety of clients ranging from multinational prestigious organisations to one off small projects for homeowners. Our business is expanding and is at present looking to recruit passionate and ambitious individuals to join our team.

Why Join Us?

At SES we will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop by exposing you to a diverse schedule of work, helping you to progress your career with us. Full training and support are given to allow you to grow a well-rounded skill sets such as project management, technical expertise and client management skills. We ensure that everyone has a continuous professional development plan in place that means all staff achieve their personal goals.

What we can offer

  • Competitive salary;

  • Increasing holiday entitlement for each year of service;

  • Extra day off on your birthday;

  • Flexible working;

  • Childcare voucher scheme;

  • Overtime – subject to requirements;

  • Company mobile phone and Laptop (role dependant);

  • Training budget and progression plan;

  • Opportunities to develop your career with a growing business; and

  • Continued CPD support including LTOA working parties and seminars.

    Requirements:

• A full clean UK driving licence

Please contact Alan Goddard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01268 711021 for the person specification and job description. To apply for the role please send a CV and covering letter to Alan Goddard by email.

 

 

 

How to Become a Member

Members can attend, for free, the LTOA meetings which are held four times a year and cover a wide range of tree related matters.

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