Tree Surgery Team Improving Climber Wanted - Southampton

Arborist Climber Southampton, South Coast (United Kingdom) Full Time£29,000 - £34,000 (GBP)

About the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to undertake the role of Improving (Second) Climber within Southampton City Council’s Tree Surgery Team.

You will possess a professional approach to tree management and impeccable working standards. You will work within a tree surgery team to provide a visible and responsive front-line service to the local community. Your work will help to make Southampton a safer, healthier, cleaner and more attractive City.

You will be competent and experienced in aerial tree work, the use of chainsaws and associated land-based machinery. You must have a full, clean driving licence along with a good level of fitness. A towing licence and a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in arboriculture is desirable.

It is essential for you to work outdoors, sometimes in poor weather.

This is an excellent opportunity for a hard working and motivated  individual looking to contribute to an enthusiastic and dynamic team.

For further information about this role please view the job description.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Will Taylor, Arboricultural Manager, on 07831 378134 or Loren Scott, Tree Team Supervisor on 07917 555559; or email 

Recruitment contact details:

Tel: 023 8083 4033

Additional information:

  • The working hours for this role are 37 hours per week
  • This is a permanent position.   
  • Please note that appointments are usually made at the bottom of the salary scale.
  • This post requires a DBS check.
  • For any posts that require a DBS check, if you have lived outside the UK within the last 5 years, you will be required to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct or a police certificate from the country/countries you have resided in. Kindly note that this is at the expense of the candidate, as well as any costs involved for translating into English.

How to apply:

To apply for the position please do go to and search for the job title.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed, unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications that are made through a third party agency. We cannot guarantee that any correspondence sent from third party agencies will be responded to. To ensure your application is received please apply directly through our website.

We are proud to be #DisabilityConfident and support fair recruitment practices. Find out how you can get involved at  No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

Southampton City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.  It is committed to delivering services to ensure they are happy, safe and have opportunities to reach their goals as responsible members of our community.  We believe it is always unacceptable for a child, young person or adult to experience abuse of any kind, and recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare.  We are committed to following safe practices to ensure this and expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  This commitment is reflected in all our recruitment and selection practices.

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Benefits Offered

A range of local authority benefits available including our basic minimum holiday entitlement of 25 days per year, plus Bank Holidays, rising to 30 based on length of service.

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