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Assistant Tree Audit Officer (Ref: 2022_106)

County Hall, Newport / Agile

Grade 7 – 8 £24,496.00 to £29,439.00 per annum FT

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Tony Gillingham (Senior Tree Officer) Tel: 07970 416 213

Vacancy Reference: 2022_106

Closing Date: 27/01/2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 hrs per week



We are looking for a passionate individual with a practical and/or theoretical background in one of the following industries (forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, countryside management), to assist our senior tree officer in delivering our key objective of ensuring that all tree stocks under the responsibility of the authority are appropriately risk managed.


You must have good oral, written and IT communication skills, along with a passion to further develop your skills set, enabling you to provide clear professional advice to a broad range of individuals including the general public. 


The successful postholder needs to be a self-starter and having the ability to work on their own in varying weather conditions and in all sorts of environments. In return we support candidates who have the right aptitude to obtain the required qualification and experience to become a qualified Tree Officer.


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Tony Gillingham (Senior Tree Officer) Tel: 07970 416 213


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A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.




Closing Date: 27th January 2023