Vegetation Operatives - Nationally

Groundsman National, United Kingdom Full Time

Homegrown Timber

About the Company

Specialist Vegetation Management, Fencing & Ecology contractor working in the Rail, Highway & Construction sectors.

About the job

Homegrown Timber provides vegetation management services to various clients including Network Rail, Train Operating Companies and major construction Contractors.

Due to increased orders from our clients, we are currently looking for vegetation operatives to join our teams (full time or contract) working with a variety of projects across the country especially Sussex and Wessex.

This is a physically challenging job, and you would spend nearly all of your time working outdoors in all weather conditions. Applicants must be used to manual work, pass Network Rail medicals (including drug and alcohol screenings) and be physically fit and able. Qualifications and experience in arboriculture (NPTC chainsaw, strimmer, chipper etc) are essential. Railway competencies (such as PTS, COSS), CSCS and first aid would be an advantage but training will be provided.

Preferred Skills

• Clearance of vegetation and undertaking of tree works.
• Planting new tree seedlings where required.
• Using specialist equipment to improve clearance operations.
• Removing and processing of vegetation arisings.
• Putting up fences, gates, constructing footpath etc.
• Maintaining a high standard of health and safety at all times

• Have a “can do” attitude and be used to manual work in all weather conditions
• Be a good communicator - polite, professional and tactful
• Have basic awareness of health, safety and environmental issues.
• Be willing to travel, work weekends and stay away from home
• Be resourceful, organized and have a commitment to excellence
• Be self motivated with interest in leadership and management
• Hold a valid driving licence with no more than 3 penalty points

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