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Tree Inspector

Job Description

Thrive Oldham are recruiting a Tree Inspector in the Leicestershire area

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1) Carry out regular inspections trees adjacent to the highway and on other sites in the County to identify defects which could be hazardous to the public or property, and locate their positions on plans.

2) Ascertain the ownership of any trees with defects.

3) Prepare reports and associated plans on defective trees so that notices to remedy defects can be sent out.

4) Check after appropriate interval whether or not remedial works have been carried out and report back.

Maintain and update records of tree inspections.

6) Create, maintain and update inspection records and inventories of trees in the ownership of the County Council.

7) When required, carry out specific inspections of sites to monitor the progression of Ash Die-back in Leicestershire and when appropriate, make recommendations on management requirements. Prepare reports on the findings of such inspections.

8) Input, maintain and extract computer database information.

9) When required, issue work instructions to contractors to carry out work identified, including supervision and inspection of work on completion.

10) Keep up-to-date with the principles of forestry and arboricultural practice, including identification of tree and shrub species and associated diseases and disorders.

11) Take telephone and other technical messages for all senior staff in their absence.

12) Assist with the provision of the forestry and arboricultural service, as required.

13) Assist in dealing with emergencies and planned events associated with sphere of work by telephone and/or personal attendance on site as required. Occasionally, this may include evenings, early mornings, weekends, Bank Holidays etc. (for which time off in lieu or overtime will be allowed).

14) Such other duties as may be required relating to the function of the Department, as directed by the Countryside Services Manager/Forestry Team Leader.

Subject to the duration of the need, the special conditions given below apply:-

(a) The nature of the work may involve the postholder carrying out work outside of normal working hours.

(b) The postholder will be required to possess a valid driving licence.

(c) The postholder may be required to attend, from time to time, training courses, conferences, seminars or other meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service.

(d) Expenses will be paid in accordance with the Local Conditions of Service.

£14.43 per hour

Driving Licence Required

7.4 hours over 5 days per week