Arborist Climber - Devon

Arborist Climber Devon, 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

Arborist Climber – Devon

Competitive Salary, plus benefits

Full time (40 hours), Monday – Friday (8-hour shifts)

About this role:

We have a range of opportunities available for Arborist Climbers across Devon. 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 – desirable
City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting – required
City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm – required
City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Tree Climbing and Rescue – required
City & Guilds NPTC Level 3, Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall – desirable
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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