Arboricultural Asset Officer

Ref: 24158

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Community Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 24/01/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £34,545 to £37,350


This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Aboriculture Asset Officer to join the Community Directorate at Harrow Council. The purpose of the role is to provide professional arboriculture support and advice to the Directorate and take the lead in the implementation of the Borough’s Trees Strategy. The post holder will be required to carry out tree condition inspections and maintain asset registers.        

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough by and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • A working knowledge of the Local Government (Misc Provisions) Act 1976
  • A working knowledge of the Highways Act 1980
  • An understanding of the political context and environment of Local Government
  • Experience of working effectively with third party contractors
  • Experience of prioritising workloads and managing time effectively
  • Experience of working in an aboriculture function
  • Experience in the supervision of contractors
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • The ability to learn new skills related to the role, specifically the use of specialist ICT software

For more information, please refer to the Role Profile/Selection Criteria.

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We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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