This Vacancy has closed.
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/472/29284
  • Published: Wed 23/11/2022, 14:56 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 21/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,282 - £40,146 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract with potential for extension.

We are looking for an energetic and focused Arboriculturist to join our growing Natural Capital team.

Surrey County Council’s Natural Capital Group owns or manages over 10,000 acres of countryside. It also maintains over 2,000 miles of public rights of way and promotes visitor services provided on the Basingstoke Canal.

Working within a team of Arboricultural and Countryside professionals, you will provide effective tree risk inspection service to the Natural Capital Arboricultural and Land & Property teams, providing advice and services to the teams requiring these services.

There are a variety of key responsibilities for this role which you will support and deliver on, including:

  • To carry out programmed and reactive tree risk surveys and general tree inspections (development related) on Council owned/managed property across the county.
  • To communicate with suppliers the required arboricultural/grounds maintenance works arising from programmed surveys, ensuring efficiencies and budgets are maintained.
  • To communicate with members of the public, Councillors/Elected Members, and internal staff regarding tree management.
  • To effectively maintain accurate records which demonstrate compliance with the corporate tree risk management policy and governing legislations.
  • To develop, or input into, corporate governing policies and standards in relation to tree management or grounds maintenance or ‘Green Estate’ management.
  • Understanding of The Council’s ‘Greener Futures’ strategy and the role trees play within this, particularly in relation to the various ecosystem services or Natural Capital value they offer.

To be shortlisted for interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence the following attributes, skills, and expertise:

  • That you are qualified to at least Level 4 Arboricultural qualification and hold a valid LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection Certificate.
  • Experience in commercial arboriculture and horticulture, and its management.
  • That you are proficient in site investigations, tree inspection reports, works programming, auditing, and communicating in a clear and concise written and verbal style.
  • That you can articulate tree risk management, arboricultural impacts, and requirements on development, including landscaping enhancements.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21/12/2022 with interviews to follow.

An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an initial chat please contact to arrange a time.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.