Tree Officer for Liverpool City Council

Job Number


Contract Type



28672  - 32910  GBP  year

Closing Date


Working Hours

35 Hours  Week
The Role

We are looking for a pro-active, dynamic, innovative and motivated arboriculturist to join our Streetscene Parks and Green Space team to help us deliver our aims and objectives across Liverpool to benefit both the environment and the communities we serve.

The role comes with plenty of variety for a hardworking individual who is passionate about problem solving in an innovative way to educate and improve decision making around trees. The role includes but is not limited to: ad-hoc inspections; building strong working relationships with tree contractors; interaction with members of the public and Council staff; opportunities to build your own tree planting projects and an expectation to handle your own time to enable delivery of work.

The successful candidate will support and implement tree management of Liverpool City Councils tree stock including both street trees and those in parks and green spaces. You will work in partnership with colleagues in the Parks and Green Spaces team and the wider Streetscene Service to ensure a holistic and consistent approach to tree management across the City. Where we deliver tree management in accordance with current standard methodology, legislation and the Council’s tree practice.

This role is based with Liverpool City Council and will benefit from our flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions and a host of enhanced family friendly policies.

Liverpool City Council is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and believe that the decision to appoint should be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role. All applications for jobs in the service of the Authority will receive equal treatment irrespective of their race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

We will ensure that disabled applicants are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

How to Apply

Your application is made up of 2 parts, Application Form and Supporting Statement. Your supporting statement must evidence in no more than 1,500words how you meet the essential criteria on the Person Specification, the essential criteria is marked with *, all other criteria are desirable.

We operate an anonymous recruitment process therefore when you are writing your supporting statement it is important you do not include any information that can identify your race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, educational establishment or socioeconomic status.

Liverpool City Council use a scoring process for all applications received. You must address all of the essential criteria to be shortlisted for the post and you must score a minimum of 65%. Each essential criteria is scored from 0 to 3 the more you evidence the essential criteria the higher score you will receive i.e. giving clear examples. If you should score a 0 in any of the essential criteria you will not be shortlisted for interview. Therefore, it’s important that you ensure that you justify how you meet each aspect of the criteria.

If you have previously applied for a Liverpool City Council vacancy within the last twelve months and have created a CHP, you will enter your user ID and password. If you are applying online for the first time, we recommend you create and activate a homepage by entering the details as required. Alternatively, you can skip the login and go straight to the application form, there will be no option to save and return to this.

Finally, take time to check your application to ensure that all sections have been completed and there are no spelling or grammatical mistakes. A link to the job description and person specification can be found within the advert and these provide information about the job for which you are applying. Read these documents carefully and ensure that your application details the ways in which you meet the requirements of the role.

The equal opportunities form you provide will assist us in monitoring the effects of our equal opportunities policy in recruitment and selection and will help us to develop and improve.

If you require any reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010 such as the application form in a different format or additional time to complete your application, please contact the recruitment team on 0151 233 3003 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.