Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'subbie'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Tree Care Forum
    • General chat
    • Climbers talk
    • Tree health care
    • Trees and the Law
    • Homeowners Tree Advice Forum
    • Forestry and Woodland management
    • Firewood forum
    • Training & education
    • Business Management
    • Employment
    • Arb-Trucks
    • Large equipment
    • Maintenance help
    • Chainsaws
    • Stolen Equipment
    • Milling Forum
    • Chainsaw Carving Forum
    • Woodcraft Forum
    • International Arborist Forum
    • Landscaping
    • The Lounge
  • Sponsored Forums
    • Lister Wilder
    • Buxtons
    • Sorbus International Ltd
    • Treeshirtz
    • F.R.Jones & Son
    • Clark Forest
    • Predator
    • Spectrum Plant
    • Gustharts
    • Chainsawbars
    • Multione
    • Skyland Equipment
    • Forest and Arb
    • Treekit
    • Aspen Fuel
    • AJS Dolmar
    • Arborist Apps Support Forum
    • The Official Essential Arb Forum
    • Other offers
  • Arbtalk Technical Help Centre
    • Timberwolf
    • Greenmech
    • Forst Woodchippers
  • Associations & Organisations
    • AA
    • Arb Approved Contractor Forum
    • CAS
    • FCA
    • ISA
  • Past Events
    • Past Competitions
    • Christmas Charity Raffle 2007
    • Christmas Charity Raffle 2008
    • Arbtalk Christmas Raffle 2009
    • Arbtalk Christmas Charity Raffle 2010
    • Arbtalk Christmas Charity Raffle 2011
    • Arbtalk Christmas Charity Raffle 2012
    • Arbtalk Christmas Charity Raffle 2013
    • Arbtalk Christmas Charity Raffle 2014
    • Arbtalk Christmas Charity Raffle 2015
    • Arbtalk Christmas Charity Raffle 2016


  • Arborist Equipment
  • ArbTrucks/Vehicles
  • Arborist Machinery
  • Chainsaws
  • Agricultural/Forestry Machinery
  • Firewood Machinery
  • Miscellaneous
  • Timber Sales


  • Free Tip Sites
  • Pay to Tip Sites
  • Tip Sites That Pay You


  • All companies news


  • Member Blogs
  • Arboriculture
  • TD Tree and Land Services
  • David Humphries
  • Steve Bullman
  • HAIX Group
  • (Arboricultural-styled) 'Fact of the Day'
  • Tree Surgeon Insurance
  • Reasons Why Glazed Roofs Are Beneficial For Your Premises
  • Research
  • Can hair transplant be done to the places where hair never grew?
  • Barcham Trees
  • Important Safety Tools for Building Construction Employees
  • Roofing in building construction- A safety measure
  • Important types of fixings
  • Do you know about ADOPTION?


  • Articles


  • News


  • Climbing Gear
  • Rigging Gear
  • Arborists PPE
  • Chainsaws
  • Hand Saws
  • Arborist Machinery
  • Firewood Machinery
  • Literature
  • Miscellaneous
  • Work Clothing

Product Groups

  • Security Devices


  • Community Calendar

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start



About Me




Post code


Found 21 results

  1. Hi, I'm a groundie looking to get shifts in with a few different companies around the Borders, Edinburgh and the Lothians. I'm still fairly new with a couple of months under my belt, but I know the basics and I'm a hard worker. My current goal is to build up some contacts and get more varied experience. I have my own PPE a saw and the following tickets: Small trees, medium trees, chipper, first aid at work and climbing with a saw.
  2. Work this week & beyond Looking for self employed climbers with minimum 3 years experience (proof of relevant tickets required) to work alongside our ground crew @ MyTreeCare call this number if you would like to discuss details 07935 659694
  3. JBL are looking for an experienced and reliable climber to work 2 days a week with the potential for more in the future. Candidate should have a minimum of 2 years climbing experience and have CS39. 38 and 41, a full driving licence and trailer ticket but not essential, we are looking for someone with attention to detail and pride in their work.
  4. Alright you lot? I'm just renewing my Professional Indemnity insurance and spotted a clause referring to sub-contractor agreements. Basically they are only insured if I have a written agreement with them. Do any of you hairy arsed apes have these with your subbies? And if so did you have the agreements drawn up by a legal professional or did you scribble something down on the back of a chain box?
  5. Climber- Full-Time/Part-Time/Sub Contractor Location- Just outside Newmarket (postal code CB8) Operational- Mon - Fri Weekend Work- Available Salary- Dependent on Experience Good mix of residential and commercial works The following skills and qualifications will be preferred- Be highly motivated and able to work to an extremely high standard of both safety and quality. A full U.K. driving licence. Preferably B+E and/or C1E Arboricultural qualifications such as CS30, CS31, CS38 & CS39. (or equivalent) Minimum of 2 years’ climbing experience. Proven experience in arboriculture. You will have need to have good communication skills, a highly flexible approach and be good a team player who takes pride in their work. Other desirable qualifications include CS40/41, PA1, FA+F. Please email your CV directly to Anglia Tree Contractors Ltd. [email protected] Suitable candidates will be invited to interview and asked to attend paid trial days to demonstrate their ability. Any questions call 01638 605274 or 07920105291
  6. Established in 1987 Lowland Trees has built up a reputation as leading tree care specialists, operating across the Central Belt of Scotland. We offer a comprehensive, customer-driven service, carried out by professionally qualified and experienced staff. Our clients range from domestic customers to land owners such as golf clubs, property management companies and educational institutions. We are looking for an experienced groundsman who is keen to become or who is already on their way to becoming a climber. This would be on a sub contract basis 3 days a week to begin with (Wed, Thu & Fri). Wages will reflect training and experience and can be discussed in more detail over the phone. We are based in Falkirk with our work taking place across central Scotland. Essential Requirements - Full Driving License - A keen interest in tree surgery and arboriculture - NPTC units: CS30/31 - Own PPE and saws - Good communications skills - Manual feed wood chipper training Preferred but not essential - NPTC units: CS38/39 - Trailer license - Manual feed wood chipper training Please email [email protected] or call 07903 708 826 if you are interested or have any questions. Ross
  7. Clay

    Climber Wanted

    Climber wanted: PAYE or self employed Job Description JB Landscape are offering an exciting opportunity to join an established Arb and grounds maintenance company, we provide high quality services to private and domestic clients throughout Kent. We are looking to employ an experienced lead climber to carry out the role of Team leader. Your Role: As team leader you will be setting the standards that JB Landscape expect and our clients demand, coordinating the efforts of your team whilst maintaining discipline, you will be able to communicate with clients as our contact on site, complete risk assessments to ensure the health and safety of yourself, your team and members of the public, following job specifications to a high standard (BS3998), you will be responsible for making sure sites are set up correctly and that they are left safe and tidy. You will be an enthusiastic and experienced arborist with a positive outlook being able to get the best from your team, you will have good communication skills to enable you to liaise with clients on a daily basis, you will have good mentoring skills encouraging junior staff to improve and move up in the company. Other works would include total site clearances, weed spraying via chemical control and planting works. Qualifications: A comprehensive working knowledge of BS 3998 and other industry related standards. This position would suit an experienced climber wishing to further their career with a responsible role mentoring staff. Contracted basic working hours are 39 hours per week Mon - Thurs between 0730 and 1600 and Friday 0730 and 1500. An excellent basic salary circa £25k to £29k, dependent on qualifications and experience 20 days annual leave + public holidays - provision of all PPE, Climbing kit and uniform. Company pension scheme and further training Desirable qualifications will include: · CS 30, 31, 38, 39, 41 · Full drivers licence with B+E · First Aid · Wood Chipper · Stump Grinder · IPAF MEWP · PA1 PA6 · Job Type: Full-time or Self-employed (part-time) Experience: Minimum of 5 years industry (Preferred) If you think that you might be suitable for this position or for more information about this role please contact us on [email protected] Tell: 07792204917 Job Type: Full-time or Self-employed Salary: £25,000.00 to £29,000.00 /year
  8. Morning all. I’m looking for an experienced subbie climber to join our small team. Most of our work in or around Weymouth and Dorchester. Immediate start for the right person/s. Call Dale on 07530 686040 Coastal Tree Care Ltd
  9. Well established, Dorset based conservation contracting company seeking enthusiast, hard working contractors for immediate start. Ideally with experience of forestry and conservation work. Work based mostly in the Dorset and the New Forest. Pay depending upon experience. Please email: [email protected] outlining your qualifications, experience and interests.
  10. Experienced Climber / groundsman required for regular work on a self employed basis. Based in Warminster, Wiltshire. Call Jon on 07525862732 or email [email protected]
  11. Hi all, I live in Tonbridge near Sevenoaks in Kent and looking to add contacts to the list. I am a confident climber willing to tackle all trees (cue sacrificial subbie). I have all my own climbing kit, PPE, and climbing saw with 30, 31, 38, 39, 41 and chipper tickets. If you want my CV get in contact at [email protected]
  12. Morning All, i am a small, one man band with no direct employees, but a list of independent subbies that I regularly use. They are covered under my employee insurance Yadar yadar yadar...... when filling out forms for work, and they ask for the amount of employees that I have, should I list 0, or can I list the number of regular subbies? As far as the work goes, we regularly go out as a 2 or 3 man team so seems silly (in my head) to potentially under sell and limit myself if I have to say it is just little old me on my own. thanks
  13. Good morning, I have some bone questions to ask about sole-tradering, the HRMC website seems to just focus on building trade sole traders in the subcontracting context. - If the tree work is nothing to do with a building development etc then I do not have to be part of the CIS scheme? - As a non-VAT registered contractor I don't include VAT anywhere on my invoices? - I invoice the company I'm working for the full amount of my labour, and receive the full amount (it's up to me to sort out my tax)? - How much % of the year can I work for the same company without losing "self-employed" status (included in this is, if some of work during the year is PAYE to a seperate company is that included as "working for someone else" even though it's not a sub-contracting context? Thanks in advance.
  14. I got my CS30/31 in November 2016 and have been working as a groundie since. I started on the railway but I'm waiting for a PTS course which was meant to be in early January, however the company aren't very forthcoming with the dates of my course and with moving house in February I can't solely rely on them. I've been working with a local arborist on domestic jobs but he can't provide a lot of work. I'm prepared to travel within 50 miles of Sheffield for days, nights & weekends. Temp work is ideal as I do intend to go back on the railway as soon as someone sorts my PTS out but I will stay for as long as someone needs me. I don't mind the odd day or night either if it's all you can offer. I'm currently self employed and have been for years so I'd prefer not to be employed. I don't have a saw but I do have access to a 261 or 440. I had intended to be back on the railway already and with my own saws but the year isn't going my way yet.
  15. Hi Folks, I am in need of some "contract skill" from time to time on the usual rates within the industry, we'll negotiate. Could you please get in touch if you are a climber who can genuinely take on any task. We are an Arb Approved contractor based in Wimbledon with 5 or 6 staff. Feel free to ask me any questions. Please email me at [email protected] , I look forward to hearing from you. All the best, Tom
  16. Self employed climber needed on a regular basis. From 1-3 days a week. We are based in Warminster Wiltshire. For more details call Jon on 07525 862 732.
  17. Hi, i'm looking for subbies (individual climbers/ groundies etc) or team with vehicle and chipper etc, to carry out full jobs for me as my focus moves to other business areas. Mainly covering Middlesbrough and surrounding area. Thanks, Steve 07766467020
  18. Hi all, I'm an arb of 5 years eperience, and former regular to arbtalk.com but have been out of the game for a few years due to a shift to a different industry. I'm missing the work, and was wondering if there is any scope to get back into it part-time. A few ideas I'm toying with are: Becoming a gun for hire (although I'm a bit rusty); Getting work with an arb firm on weekends and when I can get leave from my day job; Setting up as a sole trader (Have Saws, PPE, Tickets, Climbing kit, but no van or chipper) and doing smaller domestic work, including some gardening if neccessary. Can anyone offer some advice, and whether setting up a business just to do 0-20 hours work a week is viable. Thanks in advance, Gareth
  19. We are looking for a self employed climber for regular work. We are based in West Wiltshire and carry out all types of work from large take downs to hedge trimming. Call Jon on 07780 460391.
  20. I have been working for a AA approved contractor for the last two years, the last 6 months of which was working as lead climber/team leader. I have recently left employment and now working on my own as a sub contractor My work varied from dismantling small and large trees in gardens, parks and street trees to pruning ornamental specimens. Pictures of recent work can be provided. I have extensive experience in rigging and working from a MEWP. I hold public liability insurance along with CS 30, 31, 38 & 39, copies available on request. I have also passed the three written exams for the Arb Association technicians certificate and I am now waiting to take the practical examination day. I have all PPE and climbing kit, a climbing saw, a few ground saws and a lowering kit. I am available for work and willing to travel I also have a tipper transit and 6" chipper available locally I also hold IRATA level 1 ticket Rates and CV available on request Many thanks Richard [email protected] Wolverhampton 01902 823 219 07964 083 735
  21. Sub Contractor Groundie and/or Climber Needed. Beds, Herts, Bucks Area, Must hold relevant NPTCs and have own PPE,and transport. (climbers to have own saws and appropriate kit) Must be self employed PM me with day rate Thanks Chris


Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.