Tree Officer

Fenland District Council
Cambridgeshire / Fenland
£33,945 to £38,223, plus essential car user allowance based on individual's car
Closing date
8 Jan 2024

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Job role
Officer, Planner
Contract Type
Full time

Total package: £37,340 to £42,045 in years One and Three of employment due to 10% market supplement in Year One and retention payment in Year Three, plus essential car user allowance based on individual's car.

We have a great opportunity for a qualified arboriculturist to join us at Fenland District Council here in north Cambridgeshire. Fenland District Council is an award-winning progressive organisation, set in the heart of a scenic and unique rural landscape with affordable house prices, diverse market towns and villages with good transport links to London, Cambridge, Peterborough and the North Norfolk coast.

Our positive, can-do culture enables us to punch above our weight and empowers staff to go that extra mile in delivering important services for local people.

As a key player in our team, you will work for both Parks & Open Spaces as well as the Planning team. For the former you will be responsible for evaluation, data collection, remedial action and pro-active responses to all issues regarding our stock of trees (circa 4,000). Fenland District Council has never had its own tree officer before and much of the role will involve the establishment of a tree register using EzyTreev software. Knowledge and prior use of this product is desirable.

For the planning element of the role, you will comment on the implications of new developments on trees, advising of tree works applications for conservation area protected trees and TPO trees and also engage in the establishment of new TPOs and the review of existing TPOs.

Applicants will need to be qualified to Level 4 in Arboriculture, be able to work under minimal supervision and direction, be tech-savvy, a good communicator, confident in dealing with the public, resourceful and flexible. A fuller list of attributes is available in the job description (below). A full, current, driving licence is also essential for which a monthly car allowance will be paid plus mileage.

The council operates a flexi-time scheme as well as offering a number of other benefits, including hybrid working, free car parking, discounted access to leisure facilities and the payment of professional fees. If you want to develop your career with a positive and forward-thinking organisation, we would like to hear from you.

To apply, please read the guidance notes and complete an application form (linked to below) and send to the Human Resources team, preferably by email to or post to the HR Team, at Fenland District Council, Room 48, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ.

Download an application form below, or request one by calling our Customer Services team on 01354 654321 or by emailing

Please note, CV's are not accepted.

For an informal chat about the role, contact

Before applying please view:  Tree Officer - job description & person specification (Word doc) [103KB]

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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