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Kent Tree Strategy Officer

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location   England (South East)
Town/City   Kent
Salary   Fixed Term Full Time – 2 years Starting Salary £30,034 per annum
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   23/08/2021
Company Name   Kent County Council
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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

To apply please visit here to complete an online application form. The vacancy reference number is REF/TP/802/2557.  For a discussion or should you require any further information, please contact Elizabeth Milne - Natural Environment & Coast Manager 03000 413950 or  Elizabeth.milne@kent.gov.uk The closing date is 23rd August 2021.



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