This full-time role is an opportunity to be part of managing the privately owned tree stock of a new Unitary Authority covering Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. In addition to the beautiful coastline, the tree canopy is the area’s other greatest natural asset.
We are looking for someone with sound arboricultural experience with minimum entry qualification – National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 3 or equivalent to work well as part of team and personally manage a caseload of tree work applications and notifications; to be responsible for making new and managing changes to existing Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs); to provide arboricultural and landscaping advice on planning applications; to investigate and provide expert witness as part of enforcement cases.
The work involves tact and diplomacy as well as being able to stand your ground in an articulate way against differences of opinion. The role involves being out on site frequently, engaging with the public, Councillors, tree surgeons, agents and developers in person, by phone and email and the preparation of reports.
This role sits within the Urban Design and Conservation Team within the Planning and Building Control Service area. The Service is responsible for handing planning applications, planning policy, urban design, conservation, enforcement and building control work. Planning and Building Control is part of the Growth & Infrastructure Directorate, which includes all areas of Transport.
A flexi hours system and flexible working locations operates to promote life-work balance.
Contact Caroline Peach, Urban Design and Conservation Manager at email@example.com with any queries in the first instance.