Arborist Team leader/COSS

Site based- Midlands
Circa £150 per day
40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm (with 1-hour unpaid break)
About the vacancy

We are seeking an experienced Arborist Team leader with COSS to join our growing Rail Arboriculture team operating on rail sites around the Midlands.

Delivering excellent services to our client is what we are about at COOMBES and we are looking for people who take pride in their work and complete tasks to a high standard. You will be a skilled Arborist able to ensure the safe removal and clearance of vegetation and trees along the rail lineside estate.  Working as the Team Leader, you will have the experience and knowledge to be able to support, mentor and develop team members to achieve their best work.  In this Safety Critical Position, holding a COSS competency is essential to ensure all works are completed safely and to plan. Strong communication skills, industry knowledge and a calm pragmatic approach are essential.

As well as sharing the ethos and values of our Company, you will:

• Have recent experience working as operative in vegetation clearance in a railway environment

• Be a skilled climber

• Have experience acting as a Team Leader

• Your competencies will include PTS, COSS, Chainsaw, Aerial Rescue, Leader Climber and Chainsaw from Rope and Harness

• Have a UK driving licence and be comfortable driving to sites across the Midlands.

In addition, you will be a self-motivated team member who can work both independently and as part of a team.  As you will be field-based for the majority of your time, you must be happy to work in all that the British weather has to offer!

About us:

Coombes UK plays a key role in the rail industry. Working collaboratively across our five divisions – Arboriculture, Civils, Environment, Forestry and Plant - our teams are able to fully assess our clients’ requirements, apply our specialist knowledge accordingly and using our own OTP and machinery to create a cost-effective, practical solution.

Coombes has seen recent significant growth and we are proud to be a Principal Contractor working with the SID partnership and Network Rail.  We are looking for a new Works Supervisor to support the safe, efficient delivery of Rail Arboriculture projects across the Midlands and help us provide a service that is second to none.

Coombes is a family-run SME, where we value integrity, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and working together as one team to give our clients the best possible service.  We are passionate about supporting the professional development of our colleagues and providing a working environment where you can truly be yourself.

If this sounds like you, please reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you.

What you can expect from COOMBES?

We offer the right candidate a competitive package and opportunities for your professional development.

For this role, our benefits and perks include:

• Competitive, fair pay

• Company vehicle & fuel card

• Company Pension scheme

• Performance related annual bonus

• Training opportunities for personal and professional development,

• Employee Assistance programme providing mental health, physical health, legal and financial support.

• Access to 24/7 online GP service for you and your family

• Rewards & vouchers for restaurants, shopping days out and more.

• Opportunity to support our Social Value objectives with community volunteering and fundraising.

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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As part of our recruitment processes, COOMBES collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. Sending us your CV for a vacancy is your consent for us to process your data for the purpose of recruitment. Your data is not used in any other way and you can withdraw your consent at any point in the recruitment process. We will keep your CV onour records for 6 months after the closing date, at which point it will be destroyed.

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