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Arboriculture Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Environment and Waste Team is excited to be developing its Environmental Operations team as it prepares for a new Environmental Services contract and delivery of its ongoing ambitions of becoming one of the Greenest Cities.

As an Arboriculture Officer, you will be responsible for being part of a team that will be leading our biggest transformation project in 20 years; and creating a more resilient environment to future climate change. Working with our contractors, Councillors and residents you will be part of an exciting, multidiscipline team has a blended delivery of surveying, problem solving and project delivery.

So, if you want to help us make Milton Keynes a greener city, we want to hear from you. 

Main Responsibility

  • Respond to Tree enquiries
  • Analysing the tree condition assessment results, carrying out of risk assessments where necessary and implementing the derived programme of works, monitoring, reviewing and updating of management plans
  • Managing and delivering an extensive caseload comprising conservation area notifications, Tree Preservation Orders applications and reviews, High Hedge legislation
  • Complete technical reports for council departments on insurance, subsidence and other structural damage caused by specific trees and advise on remedial work.
  • Manage and monitor arboriculture contracts
  • To undertake landscape design, construction, drainage and Arboricultural projects for capital and revenue schemes

The Ideal Candidate

  • Level 4 Qualification in Arboriculture or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrates experience and/or considerable knowledge of legislation, planning policy and good practice relating to arboriculture and contractual management
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships and achieve co-operation from others
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with appropriate IT competency
  • Proven ability to calculate resource allocation and timings
  • Able to prioritise work whilst maintaining focus on key projects or activities within defined timescales.

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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