Kent Tree Strategy Officer
Kent County Council is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced officer to help us commence delivery on an ambitious Kent Tree Establishment Strategy, that over the course of time will not only see our tree resource increase but will also support the recovery of wildlife, provide natural climate solutions and enrich people’s lives.
Kent County Council has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our own estate, operations and wholly owned traded services to net zero by 2030. The authority also has an ambition that the county’s tree cover will be extended by 1.5 million, establishing one new tree for every resident living in the county. This goal puts increasing tree cover at the heart of the council and county’s action to reach a net-zero target and tackle the crisis facing our biodiversity.
The Kent Tree Strategy Officer will be responsible for working with partners across the county to commence delivery on this ambition of 1.5 million new trees, turning the high-level aspirations of the (currently draft) Kent Tree Establishment Strategy into action. You will be responsible for developing tree establishment projects and programmes and securing the necessary funding and finance to see them implemented. You will also be responsible for ensuring that any tree establishment follows the “right tree in the right place” philosophy and delivers multiple benefits, including biodiversity and societal gains, plus a wide breadth of ecosystem services.
Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this post – the post holder is not expected to be located in Kent but they must have the ability to travel to Kent for site visits and meetings as required. The successful candidate will be expected to work from home for a proportion of the working week.
Please use the reasons for applying section within the job application to demonstrate your skills and experience relevant to the person specification for the post; applications will be assessed against this.
Interviews (via MS Teams): 10th September; candidates will be notified if shortlisted for interview by 3rd September
For further information regarding this role, please contact:
Elizabeth Milne - Natural Environment & Coast Manager
Tel No. 03000 413950
About the Company
KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.
Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.