Reading Borough Council Arboricultural Unit is currently looking for an experienced tree surveyor to join our growing team responsible for the maintenance of trees on public land and commercial work for private customers and clients.
Join us here at Reading Borough Council, and you can look forward to a rewarding new role as part of a friendly and supportive team. We work together, helping each other to make lives better for people in our communities.
If you’d like to be part of our growing future, we can offer excellent training and development, not to mention a range of great benefits. So be part of an organisation that will genuinely value you and your contribution to our success.
About the Role
You will help with the day-to-day management of the Unit, and work with the Council’s Tree Officer to carry out formal inspections of trees, and record these on the Council’s database.
You will undertake technical assessments of trees, providing specialist advice, and resolving enquiries from clients. You will also get involved in organising work schedules to ensure that work identified during inspections is carried out, and there is scope for helping to manage the Council’s tree planting programme.
A detailed and up to date technical knowledge of your subject is key. You will have extensive experience in tree surveying, with a Professional Tree Inspection qualification, or a diploma in Arboriculture.
You will be able to identify and take appropriate action to deal with defects in trees, carry out aerial inspections and provide written reports.
You will be computer literate, able to use email, Microsoft packages and a database. You should be self-motivated, courteous to customers and a good team worker. A full European driver’s licence is required for the role.
Your main responsibilities will include updating and managing tree inspection records, offering sound expert advice relating to tree management and safety, advising Council planners and insurers, and being a credible witness in the case of insurance claims.
You will also assist the Tree Officer in assessing work, managing a team of arborists, and providing quotations for commercial work.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- 24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after service)
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loans
- A range of local discounts
For more information, please contact the Kevin Lee, Tree Officer in the Parks Team on 0118 937 2724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 16 May 2019
Interview date: 23 & 24 May 2019