Coombes Forestry is the South of England’s only leading Arboricultural and Forestry Contractor who own their own large array of the very latest forestry plant and machinery. With well over a decade of experience and expertise in the forestry sector, we have forged a strong industry reputation and we believe we have an unrivalled skill set and peerless knowledge of forestry work at all levels.
We have seen recent significant growth and currently have some exciting projects underway in woodland management, timber harvesting and establishment, across the country. We are looking for a new Forestry Assistant to learn the ropes and help us provide a service that is second to none.
At Coombes 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.
About the vacancy:
Coombes requires an assistant to support our busy forestry team across a range of operations, on a full time, permanent basis. The successful applicant will assist with all aspect of our forestry works including the timber harvesting operations but will also include other work such as roading, reinstatement works, and establishment. Based in Petersfield and operating in woodlands across the south-central area of England, the successful candidate must have a full driving licence.
The role will require you to be a self-motivated team member who can work both independently and as part of a team. You will take pride in your work and complete tasks to a high standard. You will be field-based for the majority of your time, so you must be happy to work in all that the British weather has to offer!
Experience in the forestry industry would be beneficial, but Coombes is committed to providing training and professional development to colleagues who reflect the ethos and values of our Company. Candidates should have the following skills:
Essential skills required:
• A good understanding of, and application of health, safety & environment practices.
• Ability to plan logistics within set timescales
• Ability to read and interpret maps, including GPS/GIS
• Flexibility in your approach to work and problem-solving skills
• Physically fit
• IT literate with experience using email, MS Word and Excel.
• Excellent communication skills
• Full driving license
• NPTC chainsaw
• Mechanical skills (general repairs, fitting parts on machinery, etc.)
• Driving licence category B+E (trailer towing)
We offer the right candidate a competitive package and opportunities for your professional development.
Working hours: 45hrs per week, to be worked Monday - Friday, 7:00am – 5:00pm with 1hour unpaid break each day.
How to Apply
For a role profile, please contact the HR Team on 01730 231761 or email Careers@coombesuk.com. To apply for this opportunity, please forward your CV and a covering letter/email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our HR Officer at Coombes UK, Unit 6 New Farm Buildings, Winchester Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3PB.