Tree Health Projects Officer

Hertfordshire County Council

Hertford, Hertfordshire
£26,470 pa progressing to £33,136 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: HCC11527

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019  

Countryside and Rights of Way Service
Tree Health Projects Officer
County Hall, Hertford
Starting Salary: £26,470 pa progressing to £33,136 pa pro rata for part time hours & dependent on experience
23 hours per week, Fixed Term/Secondment Contract to 31st March 2021

We work in partnership with landowners and communities to develop projects that enhance the environment for people and wildlife. We also provide opportunities for informal recreation through leading events and guided walks, promoting cycle routes linking towns and the countryside and devising site based leaflets and interpretation.

We are looking for a proactive person to join our team and co-ordinate Hertfordshire’s response to the challenges posed by tree health issues such as Ash Dieback and Oak Processionary Moth. Tree health is a growing area of concern both within and outside of the environmental sector. This role will also provide an opportunity to develop your own expertise in this increasingly important area.

You will need exceptional communication skills with which to develop and convey targeted messages to a broad range of professional and non- technical audiences. You will develop and deliver a local Tree Health Action Plan and coordinate advice, influence and deliver action across the local government, community and landowning sectors.

You’ll need to combine plenty of vision and enthusiasm with the initiative to work autonomously, the ability to develop partnerships, persuade and motivate others, and the drive to achieve great results.

Successful candidates are likely to have a demonstrable track record in a relevant industry and/or relevant qualification.

A full current driving licence is essential as the post holder will be expected to carry out site visits, lead guided walks and events in rural locations with difficult terrain.

In return we can offer you: 

  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Excellent career development potential
  • Salary exchange for additional benefits
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Occupational maternity/paternity and adoption pay
  • A range of wellbeing and reward schemes

To discuss this stimulating, varied and worthwhile challenge please contact Lee Tyson on 01992 588433.

Closing date: 3 February 2019
Interview date: w.c. 11 February 2019

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