Arborist Climber

Join the Bawden Tree Care team as one of our professional climbers.

Bawden Tree Care have been called upon to complete some largely significant work; resultantly, we have multiple positions open for motivated people who would like to take up the opportunity to become or continue their career in being an arborist climber. The job requires working within a 2 or 3 man team on projects that vary in both size, nature and location.  The role will involve travelling and, very occasionally, staying away for short periods.

This vacancy is based in Amesbury, not far from Salisbury, Wiltshire. This position will suit qualified climbers, but also those who are less qualified, yet enthusiastic and willing to work to develop their arboricultural industry experience and skills. We are interested in speaking to those who are highly motivated and interested in being trained up by our professional team. 

Essential Requirements

  • Clean driving licence.
  • Fit and healthy.
  • A keen interest in tree surgery and arboriculture. 
  • Comfortable working in adverse weather conditions.

Preferred Skills 

  • Highly desirable NPTC units: CS30/31/38/39
  • Bonus NPTC units: 32/33/34/35/36/40/41. 
  • Manually fed wood-chipper training.
  • Mobile elevating work platforms training.
  • Bat awareness.
  • Qualified first aider.
  • Demonstration of knowledge of the industry.
  • Category B+E (towing) on one's driving license.


  • We offer a highly competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.
  • 28 days paid holiday, including public holidays.
  • Full personal protection equipment and climbing equipment is provided.
  • We value providing our staff with ongoing career development in tree surgery and arboriculture.

About Us

Bawden Tree Care, is part of privately-owned Bawden Contracting Services Ltd. We deliver tree care and arboricultural services to a wide range of customers, typically including private domestic clients, the Ministry of Defence, parishes, town and borough councils, country estates and commercial business parks. Our customers provide a varied source of interesting and exciting tree work on regular basis.  As well as providing traditional tree surgery, the business is also focused on delivering related environmental and ecological services to customers, so any interest or experience in this sphere of the industry would be a distinct advantage.  We maintain Arboricultural Association 'Approved Contractor' accreditation, and we are OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001 accredited.

So, fancy it?

Candidates can apply directly to us by downloading an application form and e-mailing it to along with your CV, or sending it to our head office at Unit 2 Mills Way Centre, Mills Way, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7AU. If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding the position, don't hesitate to contact our Tree Care Manager, Adam Doel on 01980 623015.


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