Tree Inspector – Countryside Services Forestry

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Tree Inspector - Countryside Services Forestry
GLENFIELD, Leicestershire
Contract / Temporary

Leicestershire TCL 0007 6DBD / 1

Posted: 6th February 2024 11:35
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.43 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • GLENFIELD, Leicestershire,

    LE3 8RA

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Temporary Tree Inspector - Countryside Services Forestry

Reference no: Leicestershire TCL 0007 6DBD / 1

Pay rate: £14.43 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3-4 months    

City: GLENFIELD, Leicestershire

Hybrid working

Use of own car and ability to navigate difficult terrain required

A Tree Inspector is required to inspect, assess and report upon the condition of roadside and other trees, ascertain the ownership of trees on private land and provide technical information for the serving of notices to remedy defects. To undertake specific inspections to gather information on the progression of Ash die-back in Leicestershire.   Also to maintain and update computerised tree inventories and inspection records, issue work instructions to contractors where required, and carry out a range of other forestry and arboricultural related tasks.

The role will entail site inspections across Leicestershire’s highway network and County Council property. Use of own car and ability to navigate difficult terrain is essential.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out regular inspections trees adjacent to the highway and on other sites in the County to identify defects which could be hazardous to the public or property, and locate their positions on plans.
  • Ascertain the ownership of any trees with defects.
  • Prepare reports and associated plans on defective trees so that notices to remedy defects can be sent out.
  • Check after appropriate interval whether or not remedial works have been carried out and report back.
  • Maintain and update records of tree inspections.
  • Create, maintain and update inspection records and inventories of trees in the ownership of the County Council.
  • When required, carry out specific inspections of sites to monitor the progression of Ash Die-back in Leicestershire and when appropriate, make recommendations on management requirements. Prepare reports on the findings of such inspections.
  • Input, maintain and extract computer database information.
  • When required, issue work instructions to contractors to carry out work identified, including supervision and inspection of work on completion.
  • Keep up-to-date with the principles of forestry and arboricultural practice, including identification of tree and shrub species and associated diseases and disorders.
  • Assist in dealing with emergencies and planned events associated with sphere of work by telephone and/or personal attendance on site as required. Occasionally, this may include evenings, early mornings, weekends, Bank Holidays etc. (for which time off in lieu or overtime will be allowed).


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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.

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


  • BTEC or C & G Level 3 Certificate in Arboriculture.
  • ABC Awards Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture Arb. Assoc. Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture or equivalent desirable.
  • A valid driving licence and vehicle.



  • Minimum of 4 years technical and/or practical experience in forestry/ arboriculture, including decision making on tree health, structural safety, pathogens and appropriate preventative remedial work.
  • Attendance at short arboricultural courses/conferences and seminars desirable.
  • Member of Arboricultural Association desirable



  • Identification of trees and shrubs and tree pathogens. Recognition of physiological tree defects, diseases and disorders. Knowledge of visual tree assessment.
  • Map reading knowledge and experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of tree botany, biology, pathology and tree mechanics desirable.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong literacy skills for writing general correspondence and reports.
  • Communication skills - must be tactful and be able to deal sympathetically with the public, tree-owners, etc.
  • Must have confidence and diplomacy.
  • Able to work to time limits and to handle a number of activities at once.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to demonstrate a positive approach to a range of responsibilities and demands.
  • Able to work within a team and without constant supervision.
  • Physically fit - able to walk for sustained periods and for long distances often on uneven ground and in inclement weather.
  • Willingness to work when required (occasionally including evenings/early mornings/weekends/bank holidays etc.).
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.



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Job Ref: Leicestershire TCL 0007 6DBD / 1
Tree Inspector - Countryside Services Forestry
Client Category: Local Authority

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