A client of mine in Newbury is looking to recruit a Tree Inspector on an initial 6-Month contract. The position as a Tree Inspector will be to be responsible for providing specialist advice to the client relating to trees and the statutory requirements to ensure that they are maintained in a safe condition. The work will require detailed tree inspections and making recommendations with regard to public safety. You will require the ability to help develop a suitable inspection regime, with the guidance of the existing tree inspector and for the contractor undertaking safety work, prioritising the most serious hazards.
To implement policies for the care and maintenance of trees in the care of West Berkshire
To deal with enquiries regarding trees from the public and interested groups with a high degree of customer care
To inspect the tree stock in parks, schools, highway verges, public rights of way and other sites in the care of West Berkshire with a view to proactive management on a rolling programme
To inspect trees that would form part of the Ash dieback survey
To collect and accurately record tree survey data including location, species, size, age, health, vigour, condition and defects
To raise orders, supervise works on site and sign off order for payment upon satisfactory completion
To ensure that the client's contractor carries out Arboricultural operations safely in accordance with both best practice, the relevant Health and Safety legislation and NRSWA Chapter 8
To prioritise safety works according to the level of risk to the public
To assist with the management of the tree maintenance contract
To assist with the production of a structured programme of new tree planting Your experience and qualifications will include:
A formal national qualification in Arboriculture to at least Certificate level 3
Experience of dealing with the inspection of trees. The post holder may have done this sort of work previously or could have recently become qualified.
Experience of community involvement in the management of trees and woodlands
Excellent knowledge of practical management methods for managing and maintaining trees in parks, woodlands and in highway locations
An ability to use Arbortrack, Email and Outlook and to use a web browser to access information
An ability to use Geographical Information systems
An ability to walk for considerable distances each day for several hours at a time
Good verbal communication skills
Full UK Driving Licence
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