Principal Tree Officer

North Somerset Council

Principal Tree Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the forward looking arboricultural team at North Somerset Council.

We are looking for an experienced tree professional to lead a team of two delivering all aspects of tree management.

Our tree team manages all Council owned trees; administers Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Areas; provides technical advice for Planning applications; and contributes to the wider green infrastructure provision across the authority.

You will work in a dynamic and supportive environment that will give you opportunities to develop existing high-quality initiatives including our tree risk management programme, contributing to our re-wilding initiative by planting 50,000 trees, supporting the delivery of the Council’s green infrastructure strategy, preparing and delivering our Ash dieback action plan and working with the local community wherever possible.

For an informal discussion, please contact John Flannigan on 01934 427346.

Anticipated interview date: Friday 30 April 2021

Closing date:  Friday 16 April 2021

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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