Trees Officer

Job details
Job title: Trees Officer
Salary: Grade 5 £30,737 -£35,747 per annum
Location: Cambourne/The Guildhall
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 37
Closing date: 1 November 2021


As an organisation we believe that our people are our greatest assets. We know how important it is to find a job where you feel valued but also have the flexibility to allow you to balance your work/family commitments in an organisation that offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme,
  • 25 days holiday entitlement (increasing to 27 after five years continuous service),
  • Free on-site parking,
  • Shopping discounts,
  • Employee Assistance Programme-providing advice and counselling,
  • Career progression  
  • Development opportunities as well as ongoing training.

This role presents an exciting opportunity within the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service to work in the dynamic and busy Built and Natural Environment Team as a Trees Officer for South Cambs, working closely in partnership with our Cambridge City Council colleagues.  You will have an enthusiastic, experienced, and supportive team around you and will be working in an area of the country undergoing high development growth, presenting opportunities to make a positive difference to our treescape.

What sets us apart from other organisations is our range of projects, including meeting the planning needs of Europe’s most important biotechnology cluster, regeneration schemes providing new low carbon districts and developing the first joint Local Plan in an area that has the fastest-growing city economy in the country. 

Greater Cambridge offers a unique opportunity to work within the beautiful historic City of Cambridge, home to world renowned universities, hospitals and cutting-edge science, as well as delivering high quality modern developments within the rural areas of South Cambridgeshire. Our combined growth agenda includes a range of new settlements within South Cambridgeshire and urban extensions to Cambridge. 

Our teams have excellent relationships with local practices and work with world class architects and specialists on schemes that provide huge personal and professional reward.  If you would like to work on award winning schemes in an exciting and fast paced environment, come and join us! 

We are looking for a motivated and well -organised individual with a good level of experience as a Tree Officer and who can deal with a range of different application types, of varying complexity. You will lead a small team, but will have the support of a bigger team seeking to ensure that the natural environment in Greater Cambridge is protected and enhanced.

For more information about working with us check out our planning website.

For an informal conversation about this job opportunity within the Planning Service contact John Cornell, Natural Environment Team Leader on 07927681932.

Closing date:  9:00am Monday 1 November 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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