Tree Officer
  • Employer: Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • Reference: DBE/20/133284
  • Published: Fri 11/09/2020, 15:50 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/10/2020, 13:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,657 - £33,976
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey Heath House, Camberley, Surrey

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Tree Officer


Hours: Fulltime – 37 hours per week

Grade: SH5

Salary Range: £29,657 - £33,976

£3000 golden hello subject to terms and conditions. N.B. pro-rated for part time

The Council is looking to recruit an experienced individual who is interested in furthering their career in Local Government and able to help us to deliver a high-quality service. 

This post plays a significant role in providing a Tree Preservation service, professional consultation advice on planning applications, appeals and other related arboricultural and landscape matters. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate they have the experience and qualifications to deal efficiently and effectively with Tree Preservation Orders, tree work applications, High Hedges and Conservation Area Notices of Intent. The successful candidate will be able to negotiate improvements to applications and attach appropriate conditions, balance the risk of significant harm arising from potential impacts upon protected trees, the amenity value of trees, and secure appropriate mitigation measures to maintain the landscape profile and character of the Borough. 

The successful candidate will assist in the analysis of submitted planning applications and supporting information, to determine the impact and inform the planning decision making process and provide advice and guidance to planning officers.   

Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have the ability and experience to interpret planning policy and relevant legislation and have excellent communication and organisational skills.  

Surrey Heath Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including a generous leave entitlement, access to discounts at nationwide retailers through our ‘My Staff Shop’ benefits scheme, flexible working, free parking, pension scheme and much more.

For an informal chat about the position please call Jon Partington on 01276 707296.

To apply, please visit, email or telephone 01276 707396 quoting the job title.

Please note CVs will only be accepted when accompanied by a completed application.

Closing date: Friday 2nd October 2020

Interview date: TBC


No agencies please.


Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707396 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements. Please note: All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date. If you have any further enquiries please email or telephone 01276 707396. For technical issues, please contact Jobsgopublic directly.

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