Tree Officer

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Closing Date


Service Area



Service Area

Heritage & Compliance

Vacancy Details


Planning/Housing/Building Control - Prof - Planning/Housing/Building Control - Prof

Job Title

Tree Officer


BBU09 31,099 - 33,820 per annum, plus £3,000 market rate supplement

Salary Range (£ pro rata for part time roles)

Competitive Salary + MRS

Contract Type

Full time permanent

Contract Hours


Job Advert

We are seeking to recruit a Tree Officer to join the Council’s Heritage and Planning Compliance Team. You will provide tree/landscape advice to the Planning Services Group and advise and liaise with developers, applicants, agents and tree surgeons on all proposals affecting trees and hedgerows. You will maintain, review and update the Council’s Tree Preservation Order records, and assist in the service of new Tree Preservation Orders as well as acting as professional adviser and expert witness in appeals and enforcement in relation to trees, hedgerows and landscaping.


You should have a National Diploma in Forestry or Arboriculture or equivalent level 3 qualification in Arboriculture. Experience of working in Local Government and knowledge and experience of the planning system in relation to trees is also desirable.


How to apply

Please upload a current CV and a document detailing how you meet the selection criteria for the role.  The selection criteria can be found in the job profile below.  Optional CV and selection criteria templates are provided below.  If you do not upload both documents the panel may be unable to score your application.


Please note:

The Council will not normally re-employ ex-employees in receipt of:

·         a severance payment (within 12 months of leaving)

·         a local government pension

unless the appointment in business critical

For further information, please email

Additional Vacancy Information

Allowance (pro rata for part time roles)

Market rate supplement £3,000 per annum

Work Pattern

5 days weekly

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Vacancy Location


Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough Council Recruitment, Bedford


Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford

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Job Profile

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CV Template

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Selection Criteria Template

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