Tree and Landscape (Planning) Officer - Flexible working options

28 Jul 2022
16 Aug 2022

Starting salary: £34,629
Job level: Level 3 Zone 2
Work location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Fixed term / Secondment for 1 year
Closing date: Tuesday 16th August 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion 

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us
In Camden we are committed to working together to make our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Partnership with our communities is central to the way we work, so that everyone can access opportunities and nobody gets left behind.

The role
In this role you will ensure all development management decisions relating to tree and landscape issues comply with relevant legislation, statutory and other Council plans, policies and guidelines. You will also be responsible for investigating unauthorised works to trees and providing formal advice on planning applications.

In this role, you will be primarily responsible for processing TPO applications and Conservation Area notifications. You will also need to prepare evidence for appeals including presenting at public enquiries/hearings, correspondence and other duties when required.

The post holder will be working outside the office on a daily basis and using the M3 planning system.

About you
We are looking for someone who has working knowledge of BS5837:2012 and a minimum of a level 3 arboricultural qualification. The ability the identify tree species and common pests and diseases is essential and experience of working for a Local Authority desirable.

The ideal candidate for this role will have excellent customer care as you will liaise with a number of stakeholders in the community.

Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

For further information and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.

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