Site Operatives

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East Midlands
£22,000 to £25,000 per annum
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£22000 - £25000 Per Annum
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Site Operatives - based in Leicestershire

Salary £22k - £25k Depending upon experience


Full time, permanent opportunities available now for candidates with relevant experience/skills.

Our client is one of the UK's leading ecological, fencing, forestry and landscaping providers. They work nationally with some of the country's leading construction, civil engineering and house building companies, civil infrastructure planning and ecological consultancies, wildlife bodies and environmental agencies.

They are now looking to recruit into the following opportunities:-

Site Operatives - based in Leicestershire

Our client is currently seeking experienced Countryside Operatives to work in a commercial world with specific knowledge, experience and qualifications in the forestry, fencing and landscaping sectors of the construction and rail industry.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a high degree of practical knowledge and skill across the range of company operations including the erection of fencing, environmental and commercial landscaping, and forestry operations.

Successful candidates will preferably be competent and have experience in the following areas:-


Stock fencing, Post and Line Wire, Post and Rail, Chain Link, Palisade, Chain saws, Mechanical equipment (tracked post knockers, tractors, telehandlers, 3t - 20t excavators).Knowledge of machinery maintenance and repair of machinery worked on is also preferred.


To be considered for these positions you must have Forestry experience including tree surgery and vegetation site clearance.

Experience in the following areas would be a distinct advantage:-

Mechanical equipment chippers (hand or crane), forwarder, tractors, telehandlers

3-20t Excavators and forestry attachments e.g. tree shears, grapples, saw grabs, mulchers and flails

Strimmer's/brush cutters

Chainsaws (NPTC certificates

Tree surgery (with qualifications)

Herbicide application (knapsack or machine mounted) with NPTC certificate

Knowledge of machinery maintenance and repair of machinery worked on is also preferred.


Plant and machinery qualifications will be considered extremely advantageous as follows:-

- CSCS (Essential)
- CPCS for machinery
- NPTC for chain saw
- FMO (forestry machinery)
- Diving licence with trailer towing element (BE category on driving licence)

Successful candidates must be able to work within a team and communicate effectively with other members of staff at all levels in what is a physically demanding role. Candidates should be able to follow instructions and specification details whilst using experience, skill and initiative to achieve excellent project outcomes.

At times candidates will be expected to work a minimum 50% away (occasionally at short notice) and at night in all regions of the UK (excluding Northern Ireland).During times away an additional allowance is paid

Candidates should be within commuting distance of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire and when working away, (during the current corona virus restrictions) must be prepared to use own vehicle for which agreed mileage would be paid.

Salary would be dependent on experience but would be between £22k - £25k for a 45 hr week + overtime.

These are permanent, full time opportunities, requiring an immediate start so if you have the required qualifications and skill set please apply

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Tel: 0845 450 6635
Contact: Gill

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