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Lead Climber Job Position

Job description

Richardson Tree Surgery Limited is a long-standing, family-run business based in Cambridge. We are looking to appoint a self-employed or PAYE lead climber on a full-time or part-time basis. The position would be based from our depot in Fenstanton, covering the whole of Cambridgeshire, and would involve carrying out tree surgery for both domestic and commercial clients.

The ideal candidate will need to have a good underlying knowledge and understanding of arboriculture and have  the ability to undertake tree surgery operations competently and safely.

Required skills

  • CS30, 31, 38, 39 and 41.
  • Full clean UK driving license.
  • IPAF 1B and 3B.
  • Emergency First Aid + F.
  • NPTC Woodchipper.

As the customer-facing lead operative on site, good time keeping, presentation, courtesy and enthusiasm are all essential for this position. 

If you have a good attitude and the right characteristics, but maybe don’t have the full qualifications or experience required for this position, please do contact us to see if we may be able to offer you a less senior climbing position within the company.

Pay is negotiable and overtime/ weekend work is available for those willing.


To apply for this position, please email your CV to [email protected]

For an informal chat about the position, feel free to call our Office Manager, Suzie Richardson, on 01954 203836.