Tree & Woodland Manager

Bath & North East Somerset Council

£31,346 - £33,782 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 21CORP50119C

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 31st December 2021  

In July 2020 the Council declared an Ecological Emergency, with greater emphasis being put on nature-based solutions to tackle climate change, habitat restoration and encouraging greater biodiversity within the district. An ambitious target to plant 100K trees was set, and a tree and woodland delivery plan developed.

We are now seeking a Tree and Woodland Manager to help us develop and deliver the Tree and Woodland Delivery Plan to meet our ambitions. If you have a background in arboriculture or implementing tree planting and are a confident communicator, then we’d love to hear from you. It will be important that you have experience of developing and planning tree planting schemes, writing grant applications and have hands on experience of working with communities, volunteers and contractors to plant large numbers of trees.

The key role of Tree and Woodland Manager will be to drive the Councils ambition to plant 100,000 trees by 2023. This role will involve liaison with councillors, parish & town councils, residents association, public sector bodies. The Community Forest, private landholders, the public and educational establishments, to identify suitable sites, to develop deliverable schemes and to seek grant funding.

This role is based within our Parks Team, who are passionate about caring for and developing our parks and green spaces throughout the district. Working alongside other tree professionals this role will ensure the right tree is in the right place considering species, landscape context and site size. For example, increasing canopy cover in Urban areas i.e., private gardens provide habitat refuges that support species which do not currently thrive in the that environment.

Interested to find out more?

If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Keith Rowe on 07929 721004.

To apply, please visit this vacancy on our website at: Tree & Woodland Manager

Closing date: Friday 31 December 2021.

Interview date: Wednesday 12th January 2022

As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

Please note the Council operates a policy of prior consideration for roles for any individual on the Council’s at-risk register. This means should a redeployee express an interest in this role, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role, they will be interviewed before any shortlisting or interviewing of external candidates.