Arborist Climber Wanted - South West of England

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

RSK Hi-Line Ltd

About the Company

About Us

We are one of the UK’s leading arboricultural companies. Established in 1998, we are a family owned business, employing over 200 people, from apprentices to consultants, taking pride in delivering professional, safe and cost-effective solutions in all areas of arboriculture, consultancy, training and associated services.

At the core of our values and strategy lie our people, the community and the environment.

Our client base includes major utility providers, commercial and public-sector organisations and private individuals. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, our expertise and our customer service, with many of our clients being with us over 15 years.
We look forward to welcoming you to our team and providing you with career opportunities to aid your progression.

Hi Line, is part of the RSK Group.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

RSK is a leading environmental, engineering and technical services group providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. We know that the world faces some very significant challenges in the years to come. The United Nations are referring to the ‘Decade of Action’, saying that we have “ten years to transform our world” and to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. RSK is on a mission to deliver solutions which will help to address these major global challenges, reshaping our natural and built environments and creating a more sustainable future.

We need an outstanding workforce to help us achieve this. Do you have what it takes?

RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.”

Today, we are a group of over 120 businesses, many of which operate under different brands, employing over 7,000 employees worldwide. We plan to keep growing and are looking for professionals who have the passion, skills, and spirit needed to grow with us.

Since the beginning, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and reward talented people.

Employees are at the heart of our business, and we recognise that our success is founded on the talent of our people. As a company, we want you to share in our achievements and we want to be a conduit for your success. RSK prides itself on providing employees with a rewarding and challenging career by encouraging continuing professional development and enabling employees to reach their full potential.

Despite our growing numbers, we are determined to maintain the people-centric culture that RSK was built on, fostering entrepreneurialism, and applying a caring and compassionate approach to all that we do.

Professional membership

About the job

Arborist Climber – South West of England
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, Cornwall, Bristol and Somerset. 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:

Hi-Line is an equal opportunities employer.  We can offer you a very competitive package depending on experience and qualifications plus

Inclusion in our monthly bonus scheme
Full PPE and climbing kit
Holiday and sickness entitlement
Weekend overtime opportunities at increased rates
A relaxed friendly environmental and dynamic team
A team that insists on consistently high levels of quality in their work
A position where you are a name not just a number
A company open to new ideas and with a genuine passion for the industry
Annual CPD and career development




Additional Benefits:

Contributory Pension Scheme
Life Assurance
A benefits programme including private health care and discounted gym membership
Regular training and career development 
Access to mental health support and professional financial advice.


Preferred Skills

What we are looking for:

Fully qualified Climbers with at least 2-year minimum experience;
A willingness to learn and a keen interest in all aspects of Arboriculture;
An individual who is willing to work as part of a team and take pride in their work;
Fully qualified up to CS39 and CS40
Full UK Driving licence

Utility qualifications (up to UA2.2) would be a bonus however, training will be provided for the right candidate.

To apply please email your CV to hr@hi-line.co.uk

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