COOMBES is an established family run company that is looking to employ people that are keen, enthusiastic, punctual and have a desire to work as part of a team with long term prospects.

We are focused in four main areas, Utilities, Rail, forestry and land clearance.

There are a number of exciting opportunities for the right candidate. We are looking to recruit in several areas of our business, but please feel free to contact us and have a chat if you feel you have something to offer our company outside of these roles;

  • Forestry Operations Manager


    Coombes Forestry is looking for an operations manager to join our busy team. The
    successful applicant will assist the senior managers with overseeing all aspect of our forestry
    works. Based from our Petersfield office and operating across the south-central area of
    England, focus will be around the delivery of timber harvesting operations but will also
    include other work such as roading, reinstatement works, mensuration and establishment.

    The role will require you to be a self-motivated team member who can work independently
    to complete tasks to a high standard. You will be field based for the majority of your time
    but must also have the ability to work in an office environment.

    Experience in the forest industry would be essential with further training and professional
    development expected. Support will be provided to help build your knowledge and career.
    Candidates should have the following skills:

    • Relevant forestry qualification & experience.
    • Safety & environmental experience.
    • Self-motivation.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Strong planning, logistical and communication skills.
    • IT & GIS knowledge.
    • Full driving licence.

    We offer a competitive package and company vehicle along with career development for
    the right candidate. For more details please contact Tim Dicker on 01730 231 761 or email

    Please send your CV and a covering letter/email to by Friday
    26th June 2020.
    Ref. FOM001

  • Forwarder Operator


    Operator required for South East England. Applicant must have FMOC certification.
    Vehicle supplied.

  • Operatives/Ground Staff


    Enthusiastic, reliable and eager to learn various skills. CS30 (201) CS 31 desirable, but not necessary as on the job training to certification given to the right candidate.  This role will also cover candidates that are looking to progress into climbing, machinery operation and supervisory roles.

  • Chainsaw Operators


    NPTC CS30/31 Qualified and experienced chainsaw operators preferably with CS38 and CS39. Utility/Rail qualifications and/or experience desirable

    Useful Competencies

  • Sub-contractors


    Coombes are currently looking for sub-contract teams to work on rail contracts throughout the south of England.

  • Machine Operative


    Experience is essential in these roles and ideally you will have the relevant certification such as FMOCs and CPCS. Driver and the ability to work well on your own as well as part of a team is a must.

  • Team Leader


    We are able to offer team leader roles for candidates who have a proven track record with several years experience and have a broad range of competencies, driver essential.

  • Climbers


    We have roles for both new and experienced climbers but must have the relevant certification.