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Arboricultural Officer

  • Employer: Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • Reference: FCS/23/260246
  • Published: Tue 31/10/2023, 8:31 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/11/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £32,570 - £37,234 per annum (pay award pending) (plus £2,000 Golden Hello & £2,000 essential car allowance per annum)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: Hybrid
  • Location: Surrey Heath House, Camberley, Hybrid Working, Surrey, Hampshire

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Arboricultural Officer

Grade                    SH 5

Join Surrey Heath Borough Council and be part of an organisation who is committed to delivery through meaningful community engagement and excellent customer service. We have a friendly and supportive staff culture with people who want to help make a real difference in our community for everyone that lives and works here. We welcome a culture of innovation and creativity by welcoming new ideas from everyone. We support a work life balance with options for flexible and hybrid working.

About the Role

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 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.   

About You

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. 

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.  

Additional Information


We are committed to providing a healthy work life balance for our employees, with hybrid working and other flexible working arrangements on offer. A laptop and mobile phone will be provided for your role if applicable. We offer a generous benefits package including a minimum of 23 days’ annual leave rising to 28 days after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, a generous local government pension scheme, free parking for all employees and payment of a professional membership fee. As well as subsidised gym membership at our local Places Leisure Centre and great savings from supermarkets, shopping, cycle to work schemes and holidays via the My Staff Shop scheme.

 Closing date:          Sunday 26 November 2023

Interview date:       Thursday 7 December 2023

 Contact details

For an informal discussion, please contact Jonathan Partington, Development Manager on 01276 707100,, or Gavin Chinniah, Head of Planning on 01276 707456,

Our Commitment

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


Equal Opportunities

Surrey Heath Borough Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.