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Trees & Woodlands Manager

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£40,701 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Championship Way, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 

Reference:CR0811 

Closing date:21 October 2019 at midnight 


A 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 to the responding of tree related enquiries and for managing the inspection programme relating to the County Council’s tree assets. You will also be responsible for running and developing the County Council’s tree planting initiatives and the promotion of good practice across other disciplines of the County Council.
    
You will be a 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.
       
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Thorough working knowledge of arboricultural theory and practice including tree biology, pathology, bio-mechanics, tree botany, trees and the law etc
• Proven ability and experience in leading a team of specialists
• Knowledge and experience of organising tree surveying and inspection
• Knowledge and experience of tree information 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
                       
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
     
For informal enquires please contact Recruitment Manager Steve Grant, Tel: 0116 305 9012 Email: Steve.grant@leics.gov.uk
               
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.
                               
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk
A 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 running and developing the County Council’s tree planting initiatives and the promotion of good practice across other disciplines of the County Council.
You will be a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with an appropriate qualification in forestry and/or arboriculture (minimum level 5), accreditation appropriate to the role and experience in a similar role
• Thorough working knowledge of arboricultural theory and practice including tree biology, pathology, bio-mechanics, tree botany, trees and the law etc
• Proven ability and experience in leading a team of specialists
• Knowledge and experience of organising tree surveying and inspection
• Knowledge and experience of tree information 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