Tree and Woodland Officer

Bath and North East Somerset Council

£30,507 - £32,878 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 19CORP50115C

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 24th February 2020   4 days left

Tree and Woodland Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council

2-year fixed term post with possibility of extension subject to funding

0.6 FTE (22 hrs pw) Salary £30,507 - £32,878 pro rata (Grade 8)

This new post is to develop and implement a collaborative Tree and Woodland Plan to deliver B&NES commitment to plant 100,000 trees by 2023. The work supports the council’s Climate Emergency declaration, Local Plan policy and wider aspirations set out in the B&NES Green Infrastructure Strategy.

The Tree and Woodland Plan will set out the vision and objectives with targeted priorities and actions to increase tree and woodland cover taking account of current stock and condition including risk of loss of trees from disease e.g. Ash Die Back.

The post holder will be based in the Planning Service and work across B&NES services and with external partners, the business community and residents to build strong and dynamic partnerships to help deliver the planting and maintenance of thousands of new trees.

In addition to having a good arboriculture knowledge and experience of managing trees and landscapes, you will need to demonstrate experience of developing and driving collaborative partnerships; securing funding; and leading community or public engagement.

Closing date: 24th February 2020

Interview date: 2nd March 2020

To discuss this post contact Richard Daone, Deputy Head of Planning (Policy) (email: or Sarah Jackson, Green Infrastructure Co-ordinator (email: Please note that all applications must be made via the online system.

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