Trees and Woodlands Officer

£27,116 - £32,331 fte

37 hours or 30 hours per week

Would you like to work in one of England’s finest landscapes and an internationally acclaimed World Heritage Site?  We are looking for at Trees and Woodlands Officer to deliver the Authority’s regulatory functions for trees and hedgerows, and to provide professional advice and management services for trees and woodlands that the Authority owns and manages.

You would be based in the vibrant market town of Kendal, with the spectacular landscapes and experiences of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks on your doorstep.

The role:

Working in our Development Management team, you will manage tree and hedgerow casework – including the preparation and service of Tree Preservation Orders, the assessment of TPO, conservation area and hedgerow applications, and the investigation and enforcement of alleged offences in relation to trees and hedgerows.  You would provide tree and woodland advice to colleagues.  You would provide responses on behalf of the Authority to felling and planting consultations from the Forestry Commission and others.  Working closely with our Property Services team, you would also oversee tree health and safety on our property, procuring tree safety inspections and works from contractors, and supporting the management of our woodlands.

37 hours per week: 3 days with the Development Management team, 2 days with the Property Services team

30 hours per week: 3 days with the Development Management team, 1 day with the Property Services team

About you:

As well as being an experienced and qualified tree professional, you will be highly organised, used to dealing with a range of tasks and deadlines, balancing relevant considerations, and reaching well-reasoned conclusions.  You will be a great communicator and able negotiator, who cares about sustaining the future of a living and working spectacular landscape.

Interested in this role? For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Andrew Smith, Assistant Head of Development Management on 01539 792660 or Helen Lancaster, Property Services Manager on 01539 792698 ext.2753

Role Profile and Application Form

Role Profile - Trees and Woodlands Officer

LDNPA Application Form

The key requirements from the person specification are listed on the role profile which will provide us with the evidence to support your application. Please use the person specification on the role profile to match your skills and experience with the key requirements as you will be shortlisted against these essential and desirable attributes.

Benefits of working here:

Employee benefits for all staff

Equality of opportunity

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applicants from all sectors of society. If you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the job, we will interview you.

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications is: Monday 16 December 2019 9:00am
  • Interviews will be held at Murley Moss, Kendal on a date in the New Year

Next steps

Please fill in the application form and email it to

Alternatively, you can post it to:

Human Resources
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road
Kendal LA9 7RL

We are unable to accept CVs.