Vegetation Operative

Based in Hastings/Bexhill area with regular travel across the South East
Circa. £110 per day
Working hours: 40 hours per week, to be worked Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm with 1hr unpaid break each day.
About the vacancy

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. We are excited to recruit an experienced Vegetation Operative to support the successful delivery Rail Arboriculture projects that meet with, or better, our client's expectations.  

You will be an experienced Vegetation Operative with the skills and competencies to be able to safely remove vegetation and trees along the rail lineside estate.  

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

• Have recent experience working as operative in vegetation clearance and/or tree works

• Hold competencies such as Chainsaw, Brush cutter/strimmer, Chipper and felling small trees.  

• Have a UK driving licence, be based around Hastings/Bexhill and comfortable driving to sites across the South East.

Whilst not essential, you may have prior experience of working along the railway and hold a PTS card.  

You’ll be a self-motivated team member who can work both independently and ‘muck-in’ as part of a team.  You will take pride in your work, complete tasks to a high standard, in line with COOMBES’s ethos and values. 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 Group plays a key role in the rail industry, providing a whole manner of off-track solutions, and minor civils works, in partnership with Network Rail and other major contractors.  We fully assess our clients’ requirements, apply our specialist knowledge accordingly and using our own OTP and machinery, we are able to create a cost-effective and practical solution.

COOMBES has seen recent significant growth and we are proud to be a Principal Contractor and Framework Contractor to Network Rail.  We are looking for a new Vegetation Operative to support the Arboriculture team to deliver exciting Rail projects and help us 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.  If this sounds like you, please reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you.

We take an active interest in the training and development of our employees and offer real opportunities for personal career development.

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