Tree Officer

Website Camden London Borough Council

We are looking for an experienced arboricultural professional to join a busy Tree Section working with the most up to date arboriculture equipment’s and IT resources.  You will assist the Tree manager in the management of Council owned trees whilst delivering the Service Level Agreements for the maintenance of the Council’s tree stock.  You will be responsible for appropriate risk management and giving specialist advice across the Council and to external stakeholders.

You must be willing to undertake a wide range of duties that are not directly related to the technical area of arboriculture, for example: financial management, general administration, database interrogation and information retrieval, manipulation of large amounts of data within Excel, recharging Client departments, contract management and producing financial reports for client departments.

The successful post holders will have strong experience of working in town based areas, ideally in carrying out tree inspections, surveys, diagnosis of faults/diseases and specifying remedial works.

You’ll have good working knowledge of tree legislation, decay detection equipment and communication skills, and will be able to engage and understand the perspectives of a range of stakeholders (both within the Council and Camden’s wider communities) that feed into the delivery of liveable places. You’ll have the ability to physically carry out work in relation to the emergency call out system and respond in a calm and systematic way to urgent or emergency situations.

We are keen to help team members develop, and are looking for a positive individual with personal drive and initiative who wants to learn and improve to join our team.

About us

Camden’s main offices are located in modern award winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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How to apply:

To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 23:59

Interviews to be held: Week Commencing 1 July 2019

Please quote reference: 190000B4

To view the Job profile for this vacancy please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are; 15th July, 19th August and 16th September 2019.

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