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Current vacancies

Senior Tree Officer

Salary: Grade i (£37,516 - £40,471) 
Job reference: H21/23
Hours per week: 37
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Permanent 
Closing Date: 8 October 2021
Interview: TBC 

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Countryside Services for a Senior Tree Officer. The District enjoys a high population of trees, but with a changing climate they need our help more than ever. The successful applicant will assist the Council in adapting to the impacts of climate change and meet its corporate objectives and statutory obligations in relation to trees, including advice to Planning (within Place service) and other Council departments as required.

The key responsibilities for the role of Senior Tree Officer are as follows:

  • Lead the Tree Team which includes a Tree Officer and Tree Technician.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for the management and enhancement of the tree population and woodland in the District.
  • Develop, maintain and employ systems for collecting, updating and manipulating data using Ezytreev system on the Council’s tree stock and programme, schedule and undertake tree and site inspections and surveys.
  • Preparation, procurement and monitoring of contracts for arboricultural issues, tree works, tree planting and tree care management, and other ad-hoc works, on behalf of Countryside Services, and client departments within the Council, for instance Housing, Place and Highways
  • Liaison where necessary with various other organisations, for instance Forestry England, Natural England and the Environment Agency, on tree-related issues.

The Council has a strong commitment to achieving equality and opportunity in all services to the community and in the employment of people. The Council expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their own work, including undertaking any training where necessary.

Applicants should hold a nationally recognised arboricultural qualification at Level 6 together with substantial post qualification experience in the arboriculture industry.

Please read the Senior Tree Officer Job Description for further information.

For further information regarding the post, please contact Andrew Ratcliffe, Landscape Manager or Adam Green, Countryside Services Manger on 01252 622122 or via email at or

Apply for this role using Job reference H21/23

Recently closed vacancies

Business Support Apprentice

Salary: £17,842
Job reference: H21/22
Hours per week: 37
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Fixed Term (2 years) 
Closing Date: Monday 20 September 2021
Interview: TBC

Please read the Business Support Apprentice Job Description for further information.

Hart District Council is an equal opportunities employer. View the Employment Application privacy notice that will apply if you are taken forward to the interview stage. Our corporate policies for more information about our working practices and policies. You can also find out more generally about working in local government and career opportunities for young people

We support Hart Voluntary Action (HVA). HVA's Volunteer Centre promotes and supports the development of volunteering and they have a range of volunteering opportunities available in the Hart District. For more information please visit the HVA website.