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(BF6408) Aboricultural Officer

Buckingham Futures Published: March 11, 2019
South London, United Kingdom
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The principle duties within this role are as follows:

1. Using the Council’s asset management system, Confirm Arboriculture, to undertake tree surveys and specify necessary works for issuing to the term contractor

2. Carrying out planting surveys to identify new opportunities throughout the borough’s highways, parks and open spaces

3. To respond to customer enquiries, undertaking site meetings and site inspections in order to answer enquires; all within the corporate guidelines

4. To monitor the on-site performance of contractors to ensure that they are working to the expected standard and in accordance with industry best practice

5. To respond to emergency callouts in order to assess and organise appropriate action required to ensure meet the Council’s statutory requirements

6. Investigating cases where unauthorised tree work has been carried out in contravention of planning legislation

7. To assess Section 211 Notifications and Tree Work Applications in order to ensure compliance with the Council's statutory obligations and policies with regard to trees.

8. Administering Tree Preservation Orders and presenting items at Planning Committee in order to address formal objections.


1. Minimum Level 3 Arboricultural Qualification

Experience (of at least 2 years) in the following areas:

1. Using tree management software such as Confirm Arboriculture
2. Undertaking tree surveys for risk management purposes, recording observations and making work recommendations
3. Using customer relationship management systems to manage enquiries
4. Experience of communication, being written, verbal and in person, with a wide range of stakeholders, from members of the public (in a 1 to 1 and group setting) to senior members of staff and Councillors
5. Contract monitoring and liaison, including having taken action to address poor contractor performance resulting in an improved outcome

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