Assistant Tree Officer at London Borough of Camden

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Salary: £25,880 - £27,904

Contract Type: 12 Month Fixed Term/Secondment, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

We are looking for an assistant tree officer to join a busy Tree Section working with the most up to date arboriculture equipment’s and IT resources.  You will assist in the management of Council owned trees and the maintenance of the Council’s tree stock. 

You must be willing to undertake a wide range of duties for example: financial management, simple tree inspection, contract monitoring, general administration, database interrogation and information retrieval, manipulation of large amounts of data within Excel, recharging Client departments, and producing financial reports for client departments.

The successful post holder will have ambition to work in the arboricultural industry and will ideally have experience carrying out simple tree inspections, and contract and financial monitoring.

You will have good tree and pest identification, knowledge of tree legislation and be familiar with tree surgery operations, including planting and industry best practice. As well as being able to adapt and prioritise workloads, you will also need to be computer literate, have good communication skills, and will be able to engage a range of stakeholders, including the Council and Camden’s wider communities, that feed into the delivery of liveable places.

We are keen to help team members develop, and are looking for a positive individual with personal drive and initiative who wants to learn and improve to join our team.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profileattached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Thursday 28 November 2019, 23:59

Interviews to be held: w/c 8 December 2019

Please quote reference: 190000LR

For the full job advert on the Camden website with more information