Closing date: Sunday 25 February 2018

Group: Customer First
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Location: Totnes/Tavistock, Devon

Salary: £30,153 - £33,437 per annum (Level 5)
Relocation package is available to eligible applicants


Do you embrace change and push boundaries? Are you ready to make a difference?

West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils are shared authorities with an exciting, innovative and forward-looking delivery model. We are offering opportunities to customer focused individuals who welcome change and can drive forward and shape new ways of service delivery. In return, we can offer flexible working in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects. You will be part of a dedicated team working on:

  • Stunning coastline and countryside
  • Exciting developments and growth
  • Thriving towns and villages
  • World class heritage

We are looking for a Tree Specialist with demonstrable experience in arboricultural management relating to Tree Preservation Orders and hedge protection, and council owned trees. Qualified with a higher level qualification in Arboriculture, with experience of working in a local authority in a planning-related post, you will form part of a group of Specialist officers supporting delivery of the Councils' corporate priorities.

Icon for pdf Place Making - Community of Practice Purpose, Responsibilities, Skills and Qualifications [176.73KB]

Icon for pdf IMPACT Framework [590.28KB]

The IMPACT Behavioural framework has been developed to support South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils' ambitions for their workforce.

The framework aims to enhance both individual and organisational performance and will be applied in recruitment, performance management and career progression. It defines the behaviours that all colleagues across both councils are expected to consistently demonstrate at work.

To apply for a role please send a CV and Icon for pdf Application Form and Supporting Statement [480.26KB]  to