Job vacancy details
|Employer||Reading Borough Council | Directorate of Environment, Culture and Sport||Reference||LAT0135|
|Published||Thu 05/07/2012 15:39 PM||Closing Date||Thu 26/07/2012 12:00 PM|
|Working Pattern||Part Time, Contract, Temporary position||Hours||Part-time, 30 hours per week • Fixed-term for 12 month|
|Salary||Salary Scale RG6: £28,636 – £30,851 pa, pro rata (Successful candidates will normally start at the first point of the grade to which they are appointed)||DBS Check||No|
Reading Borough Council is looking for an experienced Tree Officer to lead a small team of arborists and be responsible for the maintenance, inspection and surveying of trees on Reading Borough Council managed land.
A detailed and up to date technical knowledge of your subject is key, together with a proven track record of managing people and resources. A strong communicator with excellent written and verbal skills, you will be customer focused and able to liaise with other council departments, contractors, councillors and partners.
Main responsibilities will include: • managing a detailed condition survey of trees on council land and developing a tree maintenance programme
• carrying out tree inspections/surveys and offering sound expert advice relating to tree management and safety
• advising council planners and insurers and being a credible witness in the case of insurance claims• ensuring the council complies with its statutory duties for the care of its tree stock
• recommending and implementing actions to make best use of resources to maintain the estate.
You should have a Foundation Degree or HND in Arboriculture and be able to demonstrate diverse experience and knowledge relating to the role. A full driving licence is also required for the role.
For further information, please contact Andy Gillespie in the Parks Team on 0118 937 3042 .
Closing date: Midday, 26 July 2012 • Interviews will be held week commencing 6 August 2012