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Tree Officer M517

Charnwood Borough Council
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Grade SO2 (SCP 26-28) £34,834- £36,648
Closing date
26 May 2024

Job Details

Tree Officer M517

Grade SO2 (SCP 26-28) £34,834- £36,648

Full time, 37 hours a week


Charnwood is a vibrant borough with a population of 184,000 and a mix of market towns and attractive conservation villages. Located between the three cities of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, the Borough’s main town and administrative centre is Loughborough. Charnwood’s busy Development Management team processes in excess of 2,500 planning applications each year of all types, with a vison to improve the economy, quality of life and environment as set out in our adopted Development Plan.

The Opportunity

You will take the lead role in all tree related matters, including assessing trees for protection, processing applications and appeals, and providing specialist advice and guidance to Development Management colleagues, enforcement team, the public and Councillors.

You will need to have experience of assessing trees for Tree Preservation Orders, and a solid understanding of relevant arboriculture legislation.

Who are we looking for?

You will need to be a team player with a positive approach, willing to contribute to the delivery of transformational change and continuous improvement to secure excellent customer service. You will be able to place the customer at the heart of the business and develop excellent working relationships with elected representatives, partners and stakeholders. You will have a Degree or Diploma in a related field or substantial experience of working in a regulatory arena relating to trees and their protection, with membership of an appropriate professional body.

What we offer

There are many benefits to working with us. The Council offers generous annual leave of between 23 and 28 days of leave plus bank holidays; agile working for many roles; opportunities for professional development linked to many roles and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The Council strongly believes a diverse and inclusive workforce helps make our services better. We value the individual strengths of each colleague and the potential they bring.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and strive to promote a disability confident culture. To find out more about our Disability Confident commitments including reasonable adjustments and the guaranteed interview scheme please visit:

We have also signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) and have achieved the AFC’s Employer Recognition Gold Award.

Colleagues are also actively engaged through our Staff Forum and groups such as our Health and Wellbeing Group and Equality Working Group.

Find out more about this role and who we are by visiting

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted online via the Charnwood Borough Council website (

No Agencies Please.

Closing date: 26/05/24.





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