Arborist/Climber with Potential for Progression Wanted - Basingstoke

Arborist Climber Basingstoke, South of England (United Kingdom) Full Time£26,000 - £32,000 (GBP)

About the job

We are looking to recruit an arborist/climber with at least 12 months practical climbing experience.

The work spans a range of practical tree surgery for both commercial and domestic customers.  There is an opportunity to progress into team leadership involving risk assessment, method planning and management of physical work and small teams.

The role involves but is not limited to:

  • Completing all aspects of practical tree work at height on the ground, including risk assessment, felling, dismantling, pruning
  • Safe use of a wide range of arboriculture equipment
  • Tree planting, shrub/hedge reduction, vegetation clearance 
  • Driving company vehicles and operating machinery including MEWPs, brush chippers and stump grinders
  • Completing safety and maintenance checks on vehicles and equipment; recording and reporting
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with other team members, customers and the public  

This is a permanent position 40 hours a week (Mon-Fri 7.30am – 4.30pm). We are open to applications for a 3-day/week, part-time post.

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Preferred Skills


Minimum 12 months climbing experience +

  • CS30 – Chainsaw maintenance & cross cutting.
  • CS31 Small tree felling.
  • CS38 Level 2 Tree climbing & rescue.
  • CS39 Level 3 Aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques.
  • Full Driving licence.
  • Verbal and written communication.

Desirable (training will be provided)

  • IPAF MEWP Operator
  • Emergency First Aid

Benefits Offered

  • 29 days holiday (includes x8 bank holidays) 
  • All PPE supplied
  • Pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Annual Career Development Plan with support for ongoing professional training 
  • Team Development Days
  • Opportunities for overtime at enhanced rates of pay
  • Working with an established, skilled and friendly team
  • Opportunity to progress in the role

About the Company

Primary Tree Surgeons Ltd

Primary Tree Surgeons Ltd is a thriving tree surgery business based in North Hampshire and working all over the south. Established in 1993, we offer a wide range of tree surgery services and arboricultural advice to commercial and domestic customers. All of our team members are fully trained with industry-recognised accredited qualifications and we continue to invest in regular training and career development across the team.  We have a strong reputation for professional, friendly and reliable service.

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