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Tree Inspector

Job Description

Service Care Solutions has an exciting opportunity to join a local authority in the Glenfield area of Leicestershire as a Tree Inspector.

Job Purpose:
To inspect, assess and report upon the condition of roadside and other trees, ascertain the ownership of trees on private land and provide technical information for the serving of notices to remedy defects.

The responsibilities will be:

  • Carry out regular inspections trees adjacent to the highway and on other sites in the County to identify defects which could be hazardous to the public or property, and locate their positions on plans.
  • Ascertain the ownership of any trees with defects.
  • Prepare reports and associated plans on defective trees so that notices to remedy defects can be sent out
  • Maintain and update records of tree inspections.
  • Create, maintain and update inspection records and inventories of trees in the ownership of the County Council.
  • Input, maintain and extract computer database information.
  • When required, issue work instructions to contractors to carry out work identified, including supervision and inspection of work on completion.
  • Take telephone and other technical messages for all senior staff in their absence.
  • Assist with the provision of the forestry and arboricultural service, as required.
  • Assist in dealing with emergencies and planned events associated with sphere of work by telephone and/or personal attendance on site as required. Occasionally, this may include evenings, early mornings, weekends, Bank Holidays etc. (for which time off in lieu or overtime will be allowed).


  • Full UK Driving License and own vehicle.
  • BTEC or C & G Level 3 Certificate in Arboriculture Qualifications.
  • Minimum of 4 years technical and/or practical experience in forestry/ arboriculture, including decision making on tree health, structural safety, pathogens and appropriate preventative remedial work.
  • Identification of trees and shrubs and tree pathogens.
  • Recognition of physiological tree defects , diseases and disorders.
  • Knowledge of visual tree assessment.
  • Map reading.
  • Literacy - responsible for writing general correspondence and reports.

This is a Temporary, Full time role based on 37hrs a week.

If you would like further information on this role, and to apply, please email Hona today at or call 01772 208967.