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Aboricultural Assistant (2 posts one permanent one fixed term contract)
St Albans City & District Council

Arboricultural Assistant (20 month contract) (Ref P1699)
Arboricultural Assistant – Permanent (Ref P1404)
Inclusive Salary range £29,714 up to £33,180 per year (inc of car allowance) Plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution
Closing date for applications: 31 January 2020
Interviews: Mid-February – overseas candidates can be interviews via Skype

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

In this post you will support the Arboricultural Officer in the delivery of a wide range of trees and woodlands services by seeking to safeguard the District’s natural heritage and promote environmental quality within the district.

You will be providing professional advice and guidance to service users and colleagues. This will include tree inspections and surveys, consultation advice for the determination of planning applications, appeal and planning enforcement and prosecutions issues as a specialist witness.  You will also issue works to contractors, monitor, supervise their performance and enforce health and safety regulations in relation to these works.

Educated to Degree/HND or Foundation degree qualification in Arboriculture, Urban Forestry or Community Forestry Management you will ideally have a Landscape Architecture/Management, Dip Arb (RFS) or be working towards a Professional Diploma in Arboriculture. Knowledge of Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Area Notifications together with knowledge of tree management issues is essential for this post.

We are particularly interested in candidates who would be eligible to apply for an ancestry visa

We offer a competitive package which also includes up to 26 days annual leave (dependent on length of service), pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, access to parking, training and development opportunities, flexitime or flexible working options (e.g. nine-day fortnight, compressed hours, partial homeworking, school hours/term time working patterns), leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits. This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

For an informal discussion, please contact Gillian Keeley or Elizabeth Johnson, Landscape Architects, on 01727 819475.  You may forward any queries via email to or

For full details visit or email or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the post reference number.

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