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Landscape and Arboriculture Officer

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East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
£31,371 - £ 34,788 pa
Job term:
Full Time
37 hpw
Fixed Term
Closing date:
30 November 2020 01:00 PM
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East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

In this exciting role, you will provide expert arboricultural and landscape advice to all departments of the Council and administer the Town & Country Planning Act in relation to the protection and management of trees, including the implementation of the Councils’ procedures for Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs).

You will provide advice to the wider Planning Team in relation to the impact of development proposals on landscape and trees (both prior to and during the formal planning process) including suggesting proposed mitigation.

You should have considerable experience at a professional level in Landscape/Arboricultural specialism, a Degree in Landscape Architecture or Arboriculture (or equivalent), and proven post graduate experience of  landscape or arboricultural practice. You should also have strong communication and negotiation skills to deliver important and sometimes contentious issues to a wide range of audiences.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development and we’ll give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There’s also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose-built, brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, the majority of our teams are working from home and there is strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Liz Beighton - Planning Manager (Development Management) on 07775 406370.

* 12 month fixed term contract

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