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Tree Officer

  • Employer: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
  • Reference: PD/24/283164
  • Published: Thu 06/06/2024, 10:07 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,195 pa- £40,082 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Surrey

At Epsom & Ewell, we aspire to deliver high quality services to our residents. We might be small, but we have big plans to serve our population of 80,000 residents. We are investing in our future, increasing strategic capacity, and exploring new ways of working.

The Council has undergone a review of its structure to bring together a range of related disciplines under one Place Making service, including Economic Development, Climate Change, Planning and Countryside services. We are investing in our future, increasing strategic capacity, and exploring new ways of working.

Our borough has a substantial number of protected trees. You will take a lead role in all tree related matters, including assessing trees for protection, processing applications and appeals, and providing related specialist advice and guidance to planning officers, enforcement teams, the public, and Councillors. In particular you will lead on improving processes relating to Tree Preservation Orders and Tree Replacement Notices.

You will need to have experience of assessing trees for Tree Preservation Orders, and a solid understanding of relevant arboricultural legislation. The role operates with a degree of autonomy so you will also be a team player who can operate on their own initiative. If you are passionate and committed about trees, landscapes, environment and communities, then we want to hear from you.

You will be contributing to the achievement of the Council’s corporate vision, behaviours and priorities and the development of the Council’s positive high performing culture.

In return, we offer excellent office accommodation five minutes’ walk from Epsom railway station, heavily subsidised parking if needed, and an attractive salary. You will work with a brilliant team of strong and committed colleagues, benefit from 24 days annual leave (rising to 29 after 5 years’ local government service), subsidised gym membership, payment of professional fees, entitlement to join the local government pension scheme, and non-contributory life assurance.

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is an equal opportunities employer.We look forward to receiving your application. For further details please go to www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/careers or contact Simon Taylor, Planning Development and Enforcement Manager: STaylor@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Closing date:                        7 July 2024

Interviews/assessments: TBC

Diversity statement

At Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, we are passionate about maintaining an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of our community particularly from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ nd those with hidden or visible disabilities. We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, or disability – can thrive and succeed whilst working with us

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How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided by completing our application form. Please note, we do not accept CVs for this position.

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  • Employer: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
  • Reference: PD/24/283164
  • Published: Thu 06/06/2024, 10:07 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,195 pa- £40,082 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Surrey

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