Temporary Arboricultural Officer

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Temporary Arboricultural Officer
Haringey, London
Contract / Temporary
Haringey 316952
Posted: 14th September 2020 12:15
  • Pay Rate: Up to £13.04 max per hour PAYE
  • Hours per Week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
  • This opening assignment is for 2 months
  • Haringey, London, N22 7TP
What's involved with this role:

A qualified Arboricultural Officer is required to carry out inspections/surveys, provide estimates, prepare and issue specifications for tree works and provide technical and non-technical advice on Arboricultural issues.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out tree condition surveys, for the planning, landscaping and planting of new trees and assist with insurance issues
  • Issue instructions, monitor and provide guidance to a range of external contractors undertaking arboricultural works
  • Ensure high quality arboricultural work is undertaken on the borough’s tree stock within highways, car parks, parks and open spaces and in other corporately owned sites (e.g. Housing, Property Services).

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

 “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  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. Recognised qualification in arboriculture.
  5. Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
    1. Excellent working knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulations relating to trees.
    2. Ability to carry out tree condition surveys and inspections.
    3. Experience providing estimates and issuing specifications for tree works.
    4. Knowledge and experience providing technical and non-technical advice on Arboricultural issues.
    5. Good communication and people skills.
    6. Ability to manage your own workload efficiently.
    7. A proactive approach to working on your own or as part of a team.
    8. Ability to deal with challenging situations using tact and diplomacy.
  6. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages.


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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If you would prefer to send a CV straight to us rather than by way of an on-line application, you are very welcome to do so via [email protected] but please quote both the job reference and job title exactly as they appear below:

Job Ref: Haringey 316952
Temporary Arboricultural Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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