Vegetation Operatives – Arborists – Arborist Team Leaders

About Coombes

Founded by brothers Shane and Jack, we are a leading arboriculture contractor with well over 20 years of experience and expertise in the forestry sector, whilst also playing a key role in the rail and civil sectors by providing a whole manner of off-track solutions in partnership with Network Rail and major tier 1 contractors.

COOMBES have built an incredible industry reputation by constantly delivering work to the highest standard, and are known for going above and beyond for our clients. Our leadership team are passionate about supporting the professional development of our staff members, and value integrity, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, and working together as one.

We are focused on doing the right thing and are fully committed to promoting sustainability, reducing the environmental impact of all our activities, supporting local communities and contributing to economic growth in the areas where we operate.

We are experiencing significant growth across all areas of the business, so we are seeking professionals to strengthen and support our teams allowing us to continue offering a service that is second to none

About the vacancy

Vegetation Operatives, Arborists and Team Leader Arborist

Field Based with fixed site in Petersfield

£21,600 - £32,494 PY DOE

Including railway opportunities with tickets/ external courses

Following our recent successful and significant award on the Network Rail framework, we are looking for teams of experienced Vegetation Operatives, Arborists and Arborist Team Leaders.  These roles will primarily involve the safe removal and clearance of vegetation and trees.

Delivering excellent service to our client is what we are about at Coombes, and so we are looking for people who take pride in their work and complete tasks to a high standard.

Coombes take an active interest in the training and development of our employees, and provide real opportunities for your progression.

As well as sharing the ethos and values of our Company and an excellent understanding of how to work safely, candidates should have some of the following competencies:

·        Recent experience as an Operative in vegetation in a railway environment

·        Personal Track Safety (PTS)

·        Chainsaw

·        Use of Chainsaw from Rope & Harness

·        Brush Cutter/Strimmer

·        Chipper

·        Fell and process trees

·        Controller of Site Safety (COSS)

·        Aerial Rescue

·        Lead Climber

·        Rope Access

·        Site Warden

Operating across south-central England, candidates must also have a full driving licence.

Salary: Vegetation Operatives: £90 per day. Arborists: £110 per day. Arborist Team Leaders: £130 per day. Plus ongoing support of competencies/tickets.

Working Hours: 40 hours per week, Full Time, Permanent

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We will keep your CV on our records for 6 months after the closing date, at which point it will be destroyed.

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