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Senior Arboriculture & Landscape Specialist

Job Title: Senior Arboriculture & Landscape Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 030670
Job Published: July 22, 2019 10:56

Job Description

Senior Arboriculture & Landscape Specialist 030670
Organisation - Engineering
Job - General
Position Type - Full Time
Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits  

Location: Palestra, Southwark
Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for the management of more than 23,000 street trees, 800,000m2 of woodland, 2,000,000m2 of grass and hundreds of miles of trackside trees and vegetation. The Green Infrastructure (GI) Team is based in the TfL Engineering Directorate and provides support and advice to all parts of the organisation about GI issues, as well as working closely with external stakeholders in the arboriculture, horticulture and environment industries. This GI support is a critical part of ensuring that TfL meets its policy objectives as set out in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy.
TfL is currently looking for a Senior Arboriculture & Landscape Specialist to join our established team. A technical expert in your field, you will be required to develop and contribute to procedures and policies relating to GI, support colleagues across TfL in a wide variety of challenges and projects, audit tree surveys and advise on planting programmes. You will be comfortable liaising with industry stakeholders, the general public and TfL colleagues and be prepared to work collaboratively to achieve the goals of the organisation.
You will be a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association or Institute of Chartered Foresters and will have excellent arboricultural knowledge as well as a good understanding of horticulture and the environment. Qualified to degree level in an appropriate subject, you will have a strong understanding of best industry practice, legislation and relevant regulations and guidance. You will be expected to represent the GI Team internally and TfL externally and to be committed to your own continuous professional development.
You’ll be joining a dynamic team covering a wide range of engineering and technical disciplines; the more teams and projects you have participated in, and led, the better. You must have a passion for trees and landscape for improving the urban environment because at TfL you would be responsible for contributing to a healthier, greener city.

Equality and Diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


Application Process 
The closing date for applications is at 23:59 on Sunday 28th July
Please apply using your CV and a two page covering letter.
Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.

In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow.  Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:
Final salary pension scheme
Free travel for you on the TfL network
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel