Tree Officer

posted 25 Jan 2021
£30,451 - £33,782
Grade: 6
Closing date: 07 March 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 15 March 2021
  • Permanent, full-time
  • 37 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced arboriculturist to join our multi-disciplinary team, helping to manage the trees and woodlands across North Hampshire.
Working closely with other arboriculturists, ecologists and landscape architects as part of the Natural Environment Team, you will have a central role in shaping the natural environment of a borough that is proud to do things differently.

Basingstoke is a vibrant, growing town with an evolving urban forest, surrounded by beautiful Hampshire villages and the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We place great value on our large and diverse tree resource which includes ancient woodland and ancient and veteran trees, making our borough a great place to live and work.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who is passionate about the natural environment to help deliver a forward thinking arboricultural service. You will be involved with the strategic management of a large urban and rural tree population, delivering the council-owned tree and woodland maintenance programme. Working closely with other tree officers, you will also assist with development and tree protection in the borough.

In return, we know that every single employee at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council makes a difference. We are keen for you to share and develop your skills as an arboriculturist and we will welcome you into a friendly and highly effective team of professionals with big ambitions for the borough and its environment. The post will be an excellent opportunity for you to develop your career.

The Natural Environment Team is responsible for a wide range of projects within the natural environment which alongside the responsibilities of tree team include, ensuring green spaces are delivered successfully by developers, designing and implementing new open spaces and place areas, improving biodiversity and managing key parks within the borough. The team also contributes to planning policy development and providing expert advice on planning applications.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please call 01256 844844 and ask to speak to the Senior Tree Officer.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council offer a wide range of benefits, including a generous leave entitlement, access to discounts at nationwide retailers through our ‘B Rewarded’ discount site, flexible working, healthcare cash plan, pension scheme and much more.

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

Please complete the application form and forward to or forward a copy of your CV plus supporting statement to explain how you meet the criteria in the job description and person specification and forward to

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