Arborist - Swindon
John O'Conner (GM) Ltd
About the CompanyJohn O'Conner Ltd is an established grounds maintenance company servicing local authority, housing association, schools and commercial contracts throughout the UK.
About the jobOperating throughout the UK, we provide extensive Arboriculture, grounds maintenance and landscaping services to both public and private sectors.
We are an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor and our teams of arborists predominantly cover the Home Counties and London and we have a wide range of clients completing all arboricultural operations to a high standard.
We invest in our employees with training and equipment and offer development opportunities. We currently have vacancies for qualified and competent arborists based from our Wycombe and Barton-le-Clay depots.
What we can offer:
A full time permanent contract (subject to successful probationary period)
40 hours per week + overtime
Company Uniform and top of the range PPE as well as equipment
Excellent rates of pay
Regular employee reviews, training and development opportunities
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age
Preferred SkillsPreferred Skills
You will hold NPTC qualifications for ground based and aerial chainsaw activities including as a minimum CS30, CS31, CS38, CS39 as well as chipper operations and an in date first aid at work certificate (preferably arb/forestry specific).
A level 2 or 3 qualification in Arboriculture would be an advantage as would certificates in rigging operations and MEWP competency, New Roads and Street Works act certification.
As well as being a competent climber with a minimum of 2 years climbing experience you will have a keen focus on safe working practice, care and maintenance of arboricultural plant, vehicles and equipment and a passion for tree care.
You must be focused, committed and hard working and as well as being resourceful and able to work well with others should be a motivator and an independent self starter
A full driving licence is required as a minimum (Ideally B+E) and 2 references will be required
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