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Tree Officer

Job Description

Service Care Solutions has an exciting opportunity to join a local authority in the Bedford area as a Tree Officer.

Job Purpose:

Provide a professional arboricultural service in respect of the management of the tree stock with the aim of fulfilling the statutory duties and conserving and enhancing the stock's asset value.

Duties will include:

  • Undertake and direct proactive programm of periodic and regular inspections of the tree stock.
  • Maintain records on a daily basis all required departmental documentation e.g. all aspects of the tree management software system.
  • Advise and assist with the specification, development and management of the tree maintenance, husbandry and planting programmes.
  • Provide guidance, advice and monitoring to the arboricultural contractors and Technical details to a range of stakeholders.
  • Provide support to the Team Leader (Open spaces, Infrastructure and Community Engagement) in gathering information related to public incidents required for any claim hearings.
  • Participate in an contribute to all Health & Safety requirements and to ensure Health & Safety operational codes of practice at all time, wearing/using safety equipment at all times, adhering to training as directed.


  • Knowledge and experience in arboricultural industry, including investigating and specifying Health & Safety and amenity tree management work in either a public highway and/or public realm environment.
  • Minimum of Level 3 arboricultural qualification.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tree species and the identification and assessment of structural weakness, decay, pests and disease and of the effects of tree root systems on buildings and hard surfaces and the associated recommended remedial action required.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage delivery of individual work programme to agreed standards and schedule.
  • Full clean current driving license.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant ICT systems.
  • Be able to work under pressure to meet service requirements.

Working hours:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

For more information please contact Hona on 01772 208967 or send an email to