Arborist Wanted Warrington

Arborist Climber Daresbury, Warrington, North West (United Kingdom) Full Time£30,000 - £35,000 (GBP)

About the job

We are currently looking for a climber to join our team. As a climber you will be expected to undertake skilled arboriculture operations in accordance with NPTC/LANTRA requirements and all operational tree work to BS 3998 (2010) wherever achievable using current and safe working practices. This position is for an experienced arborist who are hardworking, enthusiastic, punctual and self-motivated.

The work is varied and interesting, ranging from small pruning jobs through to large scale tree removal projects both residential and commercial.

You will be joining a closely-knit, friendly, and well-established team of arborists. This is an excellent opportunity to join a company with a strong team ethic and customer reputation.

Main duties / Responsibilities

You will be responsible for carrying out a range of duties which will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work on both domestic and commercial property gardens, and landscapes, school sites, highways, countryside sites, public rights of way and other public open spaces.
  • Maintenance of trees and hedges carrying out operations such as, but not limited to, crown lifting, crown thinning, crown reduction, formative pruning, limb removal, coppicing, hedge trimming and removal of epicormic growth.
  • Felling and removal by straight felling or dismantling.
  • Carry out arboricultural operations within the tree canopy.
  • Emergency tree works assistance to meet out of hours emergencies resulting from adverse weather conditions when required.
  • Operation of a range of arboricultural equipment including woodchippers, stump grinders, self-propelled machinery and attachments such as skid steer, MEWP, tractor, digger.
  • Carry out maintenance to equipment.
  • Daily personal climbing and rigging kit checks.
  • Driving of company vehicles and machinery.
  • Completion of appropriate documentation i.e., daily vehicle checks, HAVs weekly monitoring, LOLER compliance.
  • Be able to read and understand arboricultural reports, site surveys, site plans, schedules of works.
  • Receive instructions from the Supervisor or Director relating to the tree works programmed.
  • Ability to communicate with staff, clients, and the public.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Mentor less experienced staff to promote future development of the company and staff.
  • Ensuring compliance with site specific policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring that health and safety standards are adhered to, and risk assessments are carried out.
  • Undertake any other duties that are deemed necessary by management.

The above job description sets out the main duties and responsibilities and should not be regarded as an exhaustive list of duties required. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder during the Personal Development Review process.

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Preferred Skills

Essential

  • The right candidate should ideally have at a minimum CS30, CS31, CS38, CS39, CS40 & CS41 tickets (or level 2 equivalent)
  • Level 2 Manually Fed Woodchipper
  • Full Driving License
  • Appreciation Of Health and Safety Legislation
  • Accurately complete documentation in relation to health and safety, resources etc.
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to read and work from plans and site surveys
  • Work in a wide range of environments including, domestic, commercial, countryside areas, highways and education establishments

 Desirable

  • Level 3, Use of a chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Platform
  • Level 3, Emergency Tree Works
  • Level 2, Safe use of a Stump Grinder
  • PA1 & PA6 qualification
  • First Aid certification

Benefits Offered

Employees can expect to receive a number of benefits from the company including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • A competitive salary based on experience & qualifications.
  • Company Pension
  • Full uniform and all PPE provision.
  • 20 days holiday; plus, all Bank Holidays (annual leave entitlement will increase by 2 days per year and 5 years’ service with the company)
  • Full up skill training and development aligned with your role.
  • Being employed by a company that is committed to providing you with Continuous Professional Development, in the form of further training and 6 monthly 1-1 CPD meetings.
  • Career progression.
  • Employee Assistance Programme designed to support your mental, financial & professional wellbeing including up to 6 confidential sessions with a counsellor, Mental Health Support, access to the online application which gives online health advice, nutrition advice (including recipes and healthy eating ideas), online fitness programmes, podcasts, discounts and vouchers for local and national retailer and much more. The EAP is open to all employees and their partners (including any dependants under 16 years of age).
  • Company events.
  • A friendly work environment working for a company that cares about their staff.

About the Company

Holly Oak Tree Services Limited

Holly Oak tree services was founded in 2001 and in 2017 become a limited company. We have built up a well-respected name and reputation as specialist Tree Surgeons within the local area for both domestic and commercial clients, with most work coming from recommendation & repeat customers. We have over 250 5* reviews on Google and as a business we pride ourselves on being professional, reliable and delivering the highest standards of work for our clients.


Holly Oak Tree Services Limited actively recognises the importance of environmental protection. We are committed to operating responsibly in compliance with all legal environmental requirements and the prevention of pollution. It is our aim to minimise waste and recycle wherever possible. All our tree waste is recycled into biomass.


We are committed to ensuring all our team are continually trained and kept up to date with current standards, legislation and best practice. All our work, where achievable, conforms to the British Standard for Tree Work 3998 2010 and is in accordance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) We are a CHAS Accredited Contractor (Contractors Health and Safety Scheme) and registered higher tier waste carrier.

We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in the way we deliver services to our customers and in our employment arrangements. We expect all employees to understand and promote this policy in their work.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of all staff within our employment.

 We are committed to developing the skills of our workforce. All employees will be supported with any training requirements that are applicable to their job role.

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