The focus of the Tree Support Coordinator is to maximise and track the survival rates of our
trees. Over time, you will be the lead on our “Tree Audit” and help support the Tree Care
Team to improve the health of our trees.

The ideal candidate will be highly proficient working with spreadsheets and have excellent
communication skills. A knowledge of Lewisham, arboriculture and GIS are helpful skills but
not essential.

Responsibilities

Primary Focus:

Tree Audit* and Tree Care
*the tree audit is a twice yearly check of all the trees and their health, in the first instance you
will support the Head of Residential and Head of Operations to deliver this. Long term you
will lead on this.

● Coordinate tree guardians and audit volunteers
● Send out audit requests, monitor responses and work to fill gaps where necessary
● Deliver on-site tree audits
● Act on audit information, reporting to the tree care team where trees are in poor
health or escalate issues to the local authority
● Understand and develop data systems to improve auditing outcomes:
○ Automatic watering reminders etc.
○ Research new systems
○ Create ideas for the pre-planting stage
○ Update tree care documents
● Attend tree care sessions
● Evaluate the maintenance process of trees historically planted
● Ensure all tree data is up-to-date and records reflect information on the ground

Tree Planting Programmes Support

● Support programme managers on tree planting projects
● Support programme managers to generate ideas to promote tree care ahead of tree
planting
● Support programme managers in engaging schools with tree care
● Assist with various forms of tree labelling
○ Collect information for labels
○ Arrange the printing, delivery and hanging of tree labels
● Assess new planting models for best practice with future maintenance (weeding /
re-staking / de-caging / gator bags etc.)
● Liaise closely with LA Tree Officers for tree planting coordination and tree
maintenance
● Understand the importance of guardianship and develop ways to build and improve
this within all programmes
● Oversee detail and systems to be submitted to contractors and suppliers for
residential planting programme
○ Checking site listings
○ Preparing sites for council scanning
○ Checking tree order

Additional Responsibilities

● Train in tree specialism: researching best trees for best locations and best ways to
plant (e.g use of bio char, climate change impact and sustainable drainage systems)
● Train in GIS: learning best ways to analyse spatial data and how to present work to
stakeholders
● Work alongside Marketing & Communications Coordinator to promote tree care

We have no prerequisite for your previous experience, you do not need to have worked in
the environment or charity sector but we would like you to demonstrate experience in the
below.

Skills & Personal Qualities

Essential:
● Excellent attention to detail
● Excellent work with data systems
● Highly proficient at Excel
● Good communication
● Excellent at monitoring and evaluating outcomes and consequently
developing working systems
● Excellent organisational skills
● Proficient reading and using maps

Desirable:
● Arboriculture knowledge
● Knowledge of Lewisham Borough

Your Experience
Essential:
● Spreadsheets
● Databases

Desirable:
● Practical work on trees
● Working with volunteers
● Working with varying stakeholders (contractors, councils, schools, community
groups)
● Geographical Information Systems

Leave: 16.5 days annual leave + bank holidays, usually 8 days
Reports to: Head of Operations with oversight from Heads of Residential
Line Manage: None
Contract: Freelance / Contractor (currently all workers at Street Trees for Living
are freelance but this is being reviewed this year)
3 days a week, flexible working hours with core days to
include Thursdays if possible – this role is expected to continue indefinitely

Salary: £22,500 per annum on 3 days week
(£37,500 pro rata at 0.6 FTE – Full Time Equivalent)

How to Apply

Please email a CV & Cover Letter to info@streettreesforliving.org
with the subject line: TSC Application
● Deadline for applications: 10am on 20th February
● Interview date: 26th February in Deptford (if you cannot
make this date then please let us know)