Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.
Croydon is a naturally ambitious council – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.
Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we’re constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.
Because with growth comes increased demand – but also huge opportunity.
Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.
About the role
What we are looking for:
We are looking for a Trees & Woodlands Officer to join us at a time of exciting and positive change in delivering vital services to over 360,000 residents.
As the Trees & Woodlands Officer in the Streets and Environment Team, you will be responsible for:
Ensuring the councils extensive tree stock is effectively managed within the allocated resources for the borough residents and future generations
Working as part of a small team of arboriculturists in overseeing the contract management of the service provider in the delivery of works to agreed specifications and timescales.
Providing contributions towards developing the service in identifying pressures and effectively managing the expectations of interested parties.
Answering enquiries from the Public, Councillors, MP’s and Colleagues.
About the role:
Working for the London Borough of Croydon, you will have the opportunity to shape the one of London’s extensive arboricultural landscapes. You must be committed about the value of public services and their delivery, making a positive difference to the lives of residents and visitors to the borough as well as demonstrating the following points:
- Customer focussed and results driven
- Qualified in arboricultural or related horticultural discipline
- Provide technical advice and reports to internal customers and stake holders
Full time, permanent position 36 hrs per week 30 days holiday Pay scale grade 10 £33.444 to £35,286. A supportive culture and cohesive team spirit, CPD opportunities such as LTOA seminars. Staff discounts and benefits schemes. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please download the job description and person specification.
About the tree & Woodlands section:
We have recently had an upgrade of the tree management software and are entering into an exciting period of utilising the system’s capabilities to assist in the delivery of a more effective service. We have achieved internationally recognised standards in the management of our woodland sites. We are active within the London Tree Officer Association (LTOA) and through this body, with other tree officers, assist the Forestry Commission in the surveying of suspected symptoms of Ceratocystis platani and Xylella fastidiosa in Plane trees at various monitoring sites around the London boroughs.
Equalities and Safeguarding statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to a standard DBS check.