Our company culture is focused on supporting and developing each individual


We offer exciting career progression and training development

Competitive salary

We offer a highly competitive salary with bonus structure

Current vacancies

Apprentice Arborist (Tree Surgeon)

Level 2 Arborist apprenticeships – Portsmouth

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two individuals to join the team at our Portsmouth Depot as Apprentice Arborists.


What we are looking for:

  • · A great attitude to work and learning!
  • · A willingness to get stuck in and push yourself to achieve high quality work
  • · Individuals who already have a good idea of the industry and potentially, have already had some experience
  • · Individuals with a commitment to health and safety

What you will get:

·Full support throughout the two year programme

· Excellent career prospects and progression within Chaffin Works during and after your apprenticeship



· Day shift

· Monday to Friday

· Weekends

  • Salary:

    · £70.00 – £80.00 per day

  • Job type:

· Full-time, apprenticeship


· On-site parking


· Driving Licence (preferred)

Regular drug and alcohol screening is routinely carried out as we work within Highways, Rail and the utilities industries.

All offers will be subject to meeting apprenticeship eligibility requirements.

Application deadline: 23/09/2021

Expected start date: 27/09/2021

Tree Surgeon

Experienced Arborist/Tree Surgeon – Eastbourne

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Tree Surgeon to join the team. You will be a confident cutter or climber holding the relevant arboriculture qualifications (CS38 & 39 or their equivalents).


It is essential that you will:

· Have a positive attitude

· Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Show good communication and customer service skills as you will be dealing with the public

· Be self-motivated

· Have excellent attention to detail

· Be reliable, punctual and well-presented


You will hold:

· CS30/31/38/39 essential or equivalent

· Full driving licence (with no more than 3 points)

· Demonstrable experience within a similar role (ideally 3 years climbing and industry experience)


The following would be advantageous:

· CS40/41 or equivalent.

· Commercial crown reduction/local authority contact experience

· MEWP Accreditation

· First aid (forestry)

· Chapter 8 signing, lighting & guarding

  • Salary:

    · £100.00-£160.00 per day

  • Job type:

· Full-time, permanent


· On-site parking


· Monday-Friday


· Tree surgery: 3 years (preferred)


· Driving Licence (required)

Landscaping Operative

Landscaping Operative – Polegate


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Landscape Gardener to join our landscaping division. Working within this busy team, you will be delivering large-scale commercial projects across the south-east. These include maintenance projects as well as new designs.


As a Landscaping Operative you would ideally already have some experience in day-to-day tasks such as planting, seeding, weeding and setting out to plan. You will understand the importance of general tool maintenance and potentially already hold relevant industry qualifications (such as tractor/ digger/dumper tickets or qualifications in horticulture and landscaping or equivalent).


The ideal Landscaping candidate will have:

· Experience within the commercial landscaping sector

· Potentially already hold industry relevant qualifications such as CPCS tractor / digger / dumper tickets and/or landscaping / horticulture qualifications.

· A can do positive attitude, be proactive and solution orientated.

· A valid CSCS card

· A full driving licence (essential)



· Highly competitive rates of pay

· Great company culture with further training and development opportunities

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Pension


Job type:

  • · Full-time, permanent


· On-site parking


· Day shift


· Driving License (required)

· CSCS/CPCS card (preferred)


Supervisors – Portsmouth & Polegate

Team Leaders – Portsmouth

Labourers – Herstmonceux & Polegate

Chaffin Works are dynamic fencing contractors providing a full range of fencing installation services for commercial, domestic and public sector clients.

We are looking to employ experienced fencers to join our growing division. The ideal candidate will have sector experience with a variety of fence types as well as some experience leading a team.

The ideal applicant will:

· Be hard working and passionate about their work

· Be a team player, ready to help and encourage colleagues

· Take pride in their work, delivering to a high standard

· Have an excellent eye for detail

· Be familiar with construction health and safety legislation

· Be a good communicator as liaising with head office, clients and suppliers will occur


You will hold:

· A full clean driving licence, as well as the ability to drive a company vehicle competently


The following would be advantageous:


ETMS Highways

Traffic Management Operatives

Experienced Traffic Management Operatives – Cambridge

Our traffic management company, ETMS Highways, provides high quality, reliable services nationwide. 

We’re excited to be opening a new depot in Cambridge and are seeking experienced and qualified operatives in the area to join our busy team. You will need to have experience in performing road closures, traffic lights, Stop/Go, high and low speed lane closures.

The ideal candidate will have experience and ideally hold a minimum of TTMBC (Temporary Traffic Management Basic Course) or equivalent Lantra qualifications. We are looking for people with a great work ethic, who want to join a busy and growing company that is dedicated to safe and quality services.

The ideal applicant will:

· Have experience in a variety of traffic management services

· Ensure safety is paramount for the public and colleagues

· Be prepared to load and unload vans and take responsibility for the vehicle

· Be able to complete required paperwork for each job

· Be prepared to help with yard duties and general housekeeping as needed

· Be a problem-solver, willing to get stuck in and ensure jobs go well


You will hold:

· Relevant traffic management qualifications

· CSCS (preferred)

· TTMBC (preferred)

Would you like to apply?

If you would like to apply for any vacancy please send your CV to (Paula Sanders, HR Manager).

If you would like to discuss the role or working with Chaffin Works please contact Paula by email or by calling 01323 465 500.

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