Arborist Climber

Arborist Climber Bristol, South West (United Kingdom) Full Time

Hi-Line Contractors SW Ltd

About the Company

Established in 1998 we are one of the UK’s leading tree surgery and management companies. A family owned business. Employing over 250 people, from apprentices to consultants.

Offering a full range of professional tree surgery and arboricultural services. We certainly take pride in delivering safe and cost-effective solutions in all areas of arboriculture, grounds maintenance and associated services.

With all employees trained and qualified to NPTC arboriculture standards, our skilled arborists are ready and to provide a qualified and professional range of tree services across all industry sectors.

We have held our Arboricultural Association accreditation since 2012. Being an arb approved contractor is a mark of quality, assuring customers of good quality tree care undertaken safely and efficiently.

Professional membership

About the job

We have a range of opportunities available for Arborist Climbers across Bristol. As an Arborist Climber, you’ll join our tree cutting team and play a key role in assisting the Team Leader to carry out work safely and effectively.

If you have a keen interest in all aspects of arboriculture and you are looking to develop your skills, we would love to hear from you. Ideally, you’ll have 2 years’ experience working in the utility sector. However, if you have experience in the domestic and commercial sector, we would still encourage you to apply as all necessary utility training can be provided.

What you’ll be getting up to:
•Confidently carrying out climbing and groundsman duties in addition to driving and towing duties
•Demonstrating competent climbing skills, rigging techniques and pruning skills
•Adhering to health and safety standards and best practice at all times
•Continuously developing your knowledge and skills including your understanding of tree growth characteristics and tree risk assessments

The benefits you’ll receive include:

•Being included in our monthly bonus scheme
•You’ll be provided with all of your PPE and climbing kit
•The opportunity to progress your career within the business
•Regular training and development opportunities support your career development
•The opportunity to increase your earnings through overtime
•An excellent work/life balance, including 8-hour shifts and weekends off
•Earn up to a £150 bonus when you recommend someone to join the team
•Working as part of a relaxed and friendly team who take pride in their work
•Annual leave entitlement of 28 days (including Bank Holidays), increasing to 31 days with service
•Sickness pay entitlement

Preferred Skills


What you’ll need to deliver this role:
•2 years or more experience as a climber
•City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting
•City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm
•City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Tree Climbing and Rescue
•City & Guilds NPTC Level 3, Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall
•A basic arboriculture academic qualification or proof of work-based skills
•Availability for out of hours for emergency works when required
•A full UK driving licence

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