Interim Arboricultural Officer / Tree Inspections PT

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Interim Arboricultural Officer / Tree Inspections PT
Interim Position

WNC (HQ) 9935

Posted: 27th July 2022 10:46
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £29.60 per hour PAYE, depending on experience TBC

  • Hours per Week:

    15 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Northampon,

    NN1 1DE

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Arboricultural Officer

Job Ref: WNC 9935

Note: the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate, once received.

To provide professional/technical support and advice for the Planning and Outdoor Environment Management Divisions in dealing with all arboricultural matters relating to service provision and town planning and Regeneration functions of the Council.

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare reports and recommendations in respect of arboricultural matters relating to service provision and the above functions of the Council.
  • Prepare arboricultural reports and recommendations for applications and regeneration projects.
  • Prepare appeal statements in defence of the Council’s determination of applications and to represent the Council as an expert arboricultural witness at public inquiries and hearings.
  • Provide professional/technical advice on development control and regeneration matters.
  • Originate designs and specifications for new and replacement tree planting schemes having regard to working methods and new developments in tree maintenance, including the minimisation of future Council maintenance liabilities.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Experience of delivering a wide range of effective and efficient trees and woodlands services.
  • Experience of providing professional advice, interpretation and expertise in consultation advice for the determination of Planning applications, Planning Appeal and Planning Enforcement.
  • Experienced in prosecution issues as a specialist expert Arboricultural witness including provision of written evidence and appearance at hearings and Planning (public) Inquiries and Court.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: WNC (HQ) 9935
Interim Arboricultural Officer / Tree Inspections PT
Client Category: Local Authority

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Interim Arboricultural Officer / Tree Inspections PT
Client Category: Local Authority

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