Arborist / Tree Surgeon Wanted - Basingstoke

Tree Surgeon Basingstoke, South East (United Kingdom) Full Time£28,000 - £40,000 (GBP)

About the job

It's an exciting time for us at Tree of Life, and as we become increasingly busy we are looking for another Full Time Arborist or Tree Surgeon to join our team.

Offering a full time, permanent contract (following probationary period). There will be opportunity to increase salary, with 6 month appraisals to see how we're going.

We are looking for someone with a passion for trees, a sympathy and understanding of the natural world and the motivation to help us provide quality tree care for our customers.

You must have the relevant qualifications (CS30 / CS31 / CS38 / CS39) and a minimum of 4 years experience working in the industry.

Having your own transport and a full UK driver's license is essential.

The work required will include:

- Tree crown reduction & shaping

- Large Tree Removal

- Rigging

- Stump-grinding

- Deadwood removal

- MEWP work

- Tree Planting

- Hedge care

- Orchard Care - Pruning, Maintenance and Improvement 

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Preferred Skills

  • Professionalism
  • Positive attitude
  • A genuine respect for trees and Arboriculture
  • Certificates : CS30 / CS31 / CS38 / CS39
  • First aid certificate would be beneficial
  • Full clean UK drivers licence
  • Proficient and safe climber
  • Essential sound experience with chainsaws and chippers.
  • Clear communication skills.

Benefits Offered

  • SRT - if you aren't already proficient in single rope technique and accessing a tree with a throw line, this is a technique we use regularly and the business would provide the equipment and time to practice and use these techniques.
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Opportunity to grow and fundamentally influence a young and rapidly growing business.
  • Professional development and training provided
  • Company uniform supplied 
  • Full PPE provided - safety is our number one priority. Helmet comms, modern, comfortable and fit for purpose PPE is something we invest in
  • Opportunity for professional development

About the Company

Tree of Life Arboriculture

Established in May 2021 by Ben and his partner Becky. We are a small, family-run business based in Kempshott, Basingstoke, UK.

Ben trained as an Arborist in New Zealand in 2018, completing the NZQA Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture at Otago Polytechnic, before returning to the UK to explore and experience tree work in another country. While training and working in New Zealand Ben volunteered at numerous National and International tree climbing competitions, including the 2019 APTCC - The Asia/Pacific Tree Climbing Competition held in Christchurch Botanical Gardens.

At Tree Of Life Arboriculture we are experts in tree care and hedge-trimming, we're fueled by our commitment to excellence, and go the extra mile to make sure our domestic and commercial clients are fully satisfied with our work.

Environmental, biological and botanical knowledge is important to us, and we will always prune trees and shrubs according to best industry practices. This ensures the best longevity possible for your trees, while also achieving the desired pruning objectives. We are always learning, and keep our knowledge current through engaging with podcasts, videos, books and conversations with other industry professionals about Arboriculture both globally and here in the UK.

We have a committed approach to health and safety at work and are ever-conscious of the risks involved with this industry. We aim to look after the people who work for us and provide them with the best quality training and personal protective equipment.

We are looking forward to helping our clients achieve their desired results and growing our business throughout the south of England.

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