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Principal Tree and Woodland Manager

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RE 


Closing date:06 March 2020 at midnight 

Salary Range: £46,413 - £51,351
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time Post - (12 - 24 Month secondment considered)
A Principal Tree and Woodland Manager is required to lead a busy specialist team which manages the County Council’s tree and woodland assets and provides a forestry/arboricultural advisory service for the County Council and external bodies. You will be the lead professional for the Council providing specialist advice to senior officers, members, colleagues, external bodies and the general public. You will be responsible for overseeing the responding to tree related enquiries and for managing the inspection programme relating to the County Council’s tree assets. You will be responsible for initiating, designing and developing the County Council’s tree planting initiatives and for sourcing all appropriate external grant income.   You will take the lead in promoting good practice across the forestry, arboricultural and other associated disciplines across the County Council.
You will be a technically knowledgeable, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with an appropriate qualification in forestry and/or arboriculture (minimum level 5), accreditation appropriate to the role and with experience in a similar role.
In addition, you will need:
• Thorough working knowledge of arboricultural theory and practice including tree biology, pathology, bio-mechanics, tree botany, trees and the law, etc.
• Thorough working knowledge of woodland design and management techniques and experiencing in attracting all relevant funding sources.
• Proven ability and experience in leading a team of specialists.
• Knowledge and experience of organising tree surveying and inspection programmes
• Knowledge and experience of tree information/ asset management systems
• Excellent communication and diplomacy skills
• Excellent organisational skills
• An ability to plan, foresee problems and find effective solutions
• An ability to produce concise, detailed reports and produce policy documentation
For informal enquiries about this role please contact Stave Grant – 0116 305 9012
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact

Stave Grant –

0116 305 9012

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