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Specialist Level 1 - Arboriculture Officer - WMF878e

Westmorland and Furness Council
£33,945 - £34,834
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Full time

You will undertake complex technical management as part of the Arboriculture team that will require a detailed understanding of relevant Arboriculture processes, regulations and legislation.


  • To undertake proactive and reactive inspections of Council Highways, Assets, Parks, Woodlands and privately owned trees and provide comprehensive technical reports and works specifications where necessary.
  • To inform and advise Specialist Arboriculture Officers of tree conditions and tree diseases.
  • To identify defects and propose recommendations for actions in line with the category of defect and risk, to reduce the risk to the council and others.
  • To advise contractors appointed to carry out arboricultural works.
  • To provide Arboricultural surveying services to all departments of Westmorland and Furness Council


You will be able to demonstrate:


  • Hold a recognised arboriculture qualification to Level 2/3 or equivalent.
  • Working to/ or member of a national organisation (i.e. The Arboriculture Association Technical/Professional Member).
  • Knowledge/ member of Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) or willingness to undertake.
  • Relevant practical experience in arboriculture.
  • Experience in ICT skills and Microsoft packages.
  • Ability to identify trees and diagnose injury, disease, decay, structural defects and associated risks.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and to meet deadlines and targets.
  • Ability to communicate well at all levels both verbally and in writing and Proven ability in decision making with minimum supervision

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

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