Vacancy Description
A rare opportunity has arisen for a Tree Officer within the Development Management department at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
The Development Management department is dynamic, high performing, fast paced and plays a fundamental role in shaping the attractive and varied townscapes and environments of the Borough. The department (and Planning Services as a whole) operates on a positive and “open for business” approach, with good working relationships with elected Members and a priority to maintain the image of a ‘Green Borough’.
The main role of the Tree Officer is to deal with applications under the TPO legislation, to assess trees for suitability of new TPOs and to support planning officers to produce development that strengthens the aim to create a suitable green environment for all.
We are looking for a positive, energetic, and conscientious person, preferably with relevant Local Authority experience in a similar role to join the team to help improve and deliver the future development of the Borough.
The Tree Officer is essential to the delivery of the high-quality service that we offer and is supported by other specialist officers within Planning Services as well as the wider planning team.
Planning Services is operating a flexible working arrangement with a minimum of two days in the office and the opportunity to work at home for the remainder of the week.

Additional benefits for this post include 26 days annual leave (increasing to 29 days after 5 years continuous Local Government service), plus an additional day in December. Membership of the Local Government (CARE – Career Average (Revalued Earnings) Pension Scheme, as well as invaluable training opportunities for continuing professional development Take a look here at the additional benefits that we offer.

To find out more take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification below. For an informal discussion about this post, you can contact Peter Hockney, Development Manager, on 01892 554406 or peter.hockney@tunbridgewells.gov.uk.

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Closing Date: 18/12/2022
Interviews: w/c 02/01/2023

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    How to apply
    We only accept online applications. If you require access to a computer and/or the internet, you can use our facilities free of charge at The Amelia Scott. Please call ahead to book an appointment Tel. 01892 554171.

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    Equal Opportunities

    Tunbridge Wells – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


    The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employee and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

    Salary: £36,822.00 per year

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