Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref S700

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Gardener/Maintenance Operative to join a well-respected award-winning company. They have been responsible for numerous very high-profile projects across the country for many years and are currently expanding their maintenance arm, leading to an increasing number of high-profile contracts. They are now seeking a Maintenance Gardener to assist work across St Neots and London, spending 2-3 days in Cambridgeshire before overseeing maintenance of a site in London for the remaining 2-3 days.  In addition to a competitive salary, the client will generously pay for the travel expenses of the successful candidate.

Main Responsibilities:

Our client is seeking an individual who is hard-working, knowledgeable, willing to learn and have good time keeping. Candidates will have the ability to work as part of a team or individually under their own initiative.

Duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintenance Gardening
    • Lawn Maintenance
    • Pruning
    • Weeding
    • Watering
    • Planting
    • Mulching
    • Ad hoc planting as required.
  • An understanding of Health and Safety requirements.
Key Skills:

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic, having the ability to work under their own initiative while taking pride in their work and completing tasks to a high standard throughout all tasks on the large site. An understanding of Health and Safety regulations is essential. A PA1/PA6 spraying certificate would be desirable, however not essential.

Benefits:
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays.
  • Uniform and PPE provided.
  • Travel expenses covered.
  • Opportunity for a tax-free bonus at the end of each year

Working Hours are 7:30 – 16:00 Monday to Friday on-site.

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 732767 or tom@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Maintenance Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Maintenance Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Lawn Maintenance Technician

Lawn Maintenance Technician

Job Ref T044

Our client is the UK’s number 1 independent, family run lawn care company that has been established for nearly 20 years centered around team building and career development opportunities. Offering a range of clients a top-quality lawn treatment service using expert knowledge, materials, and equipment. They ensure their technicians are trained to the highest standards, to continue to offer their loyal clients the best service. They are now seeking a Lawn Care technician to join their team.  

Job Brief

As a Lawn Care Technician, you would visit between 10-25 customer properties each day, covering areas such as Essex, Hertfordshire and part of Cambridgeshire; however, their radius is always expanding. Candidates would be required to visit the main depot 1-2 times a week, therefore applicants from further afield would be welcome. You would largely manage your own day, while having the support of the office team back at the depot, ready to assist you where needed. Duties would include:

-Expertly applying fertilisers, moss treatments, and weed treatments to customer lawns.

-You would also be responsible for carrying out renovation work: scarification, aeration, and lawn seeding.

-You would be the face of the company, meeting with the customers, providing problem-solving assistance through professional, scientific, expert advice on all lawn care related matters, recommending additional services where needed and relevant.

-Visit potential new customers, offering advice on the services that the company can provide them and so begin to develop the customer relationship

Key Responsibilities

-Deliver first quality maintenance on sites to their specification in a timely and efficient manner

-Demonstrate the ability to successfully manage your own day

-Show a good understanding of all health and safety regulations, and always adhering to them.

-Being able to confidently deal with horticultural maintenance matters on site.

-The client emphasises the need for excellent communication skills to successfully engage with customers, clients, and team members.

Candidate Skills

This role entails being the representative of the company on the ground and will need to conduct yourself in a manner that portrays the business in accordance with its values and approach at all times. This is also a route for someone who is ambitious to join a progressive company and develop into a role with more responsibility. This would involve you being trained to expertly handle high-quality lawn renovation machinery to achieve the best results for your customers.

The ideal candidate will hold:

-A full UK manual driving licence (required).

-Professional, customer-focused interpersonal skills for face-to-face and phone interactions with customers.

-Able to prioritise and organise, with good attention to detail. You must be able to keep track of your daily tasks and manage your own daily workload as well liaising with the office team for any customer requests/questions.

-Ability to work well in a team

-Good communication skills, liaising with the office team to problem solve and provide excellent customer service.

-GCSE English and Maths or equivalent.

-Experience working within a similar environment

PA1/PA6a, desirable, but not essential, and where required the client will assist in the training. Candidates will be subject to a DBS check.

Working Hours:

Typical hours of work are Monday to Friday 7:30 to 16:00, with a 30-minute lunch break.

Start and finish times can be variable due to the nature of a driving position.

Working hours are then increased to 7:30 to 17:00 during the busy lawn renovation time in September and October to allow for additional time off at Christmas and New Year.

Benefits:

-Commission on work sold and done

-Company Sick Pay

-Paid emergency/compassionate leave

-Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave Pay

-Performance Development Scheme

-Paid Training

-Team Building Days

-Company Vehicle Provided for Lawn Technicians for commuting and visiting customer properties and the depot.

-Christmas Break Scheme

-Career Progression Pathway Provided

-Break Out Facilities Provided

-Work Devices Provided

-Paid Overtime

-Well-Being Support

-Annual Leave Flexibility

-Employee Consultation

-Occupational Health Surveillance

-Uniform Provided

-Free Annual grass Treatments and Aeration

-Internal Competitions and Prizes

If this Lawn Maintenance Technician vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.

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Experienced Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Experienced Gardener with the enthusiasm for maintaining a beautiful garden to a high standard set east of Peterborough. The position is full time, permanent and would suit a friendly and knowledgeable all rounded gardener.

The property is a beautiful old Victorian Rectory set within 7 acres of land. The majority of the estate is paddocks without animals onsite and the 3-acre garden consists of extensive manicured lawns, a topiary garden, several mixed beds and borders, roses, hedges with one large hedge along the driveway, old established trees and new trees that were planted this year.

The owner is passionate about her garden and will work closely with the experienced gardener in putting together the plans throughout the year. The owners are a friendly and private couple and therefore, discretion is important at all times. There are two part time gardeners who will assist the experienced gardener in maintaining the garden. Their son currently lives in Cambridge and the Gardener will be expected to maintain their garden once per week for this year.

The ideal candidate will be energetic, ambitious, and physically fit as the role is hands-on.  A passion for gardens and attention to detail is essential with good horticultural and plant knowledge. PA1/PA6 spray certificates and chainsaw certificates would be an advantage although training can be given. A driving licence is required for the role due to the rural locality of the estate and also a van is provided for work purposes. There is a wide range of machinery including gardening tools, vintage tractor and trailer therefore the ability to operate a range of garden machinery and good craft skills are also desirable for the role.

You will need to be organised, able to plan and prioritise your workload, have good communications skills and the ability to work alongside others. The working hours are 8 am to 4 pm with half an hour lunch but there can be some flexibility.

SALARY:        £31,000 depending on experience         
LOCATION: Cambridgeshire
JOB No:          EC38072

If this Experienced Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Experienced Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Experienced Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Skilled Gardener

An excellent opportunity for a Skilled Gardener has arisen on an historic private estate in Cambridgeshire.  This role would suit an academically qualified and experienced gardener with a demonstrable background on private estates.  A generous salary is offered in addition to a cottage on site, if required.

At almost 500 years old, the Grade 2 Parkland estate exudes character and plays host to several archaeological features throughout its several hundred acres of land.  A one-acre walled garden is divided into six compartments and includes a parterre, a rose garden and ornamental planting.  The expansive grounds include lawns and a Ha-ha, a lake, mixed and herbaceous beds and borders, hedging, a sculpture garden, glasshouse (hot and cold), terraces and a ½ acre kitchen garden.  Native and specimen trees provide structure and depth to the property, as well as some privacy. 

The welcoming property owners help in the garden in certain areas and are knowledgeable gardeners themselves.  The estate currently benefits from a team of two part-time contract gardeners, with assistance in general maintenance also being on hand.  The need for a full-time Skilled Gardener has arisen, with the candidate to be employed on a full-time permanent basis and to play a key role in the ongoing development and enhancement of the gardens.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5-years’ experience on private estate gardens and an academic horticultural qualification at RHS Level 2 or above/similar.  Strong plant knowledge and species-specific pruning skills are essential, as is good physical fitness and a willingness to help on the estate wherever necessary. This is a horticulturally focussed role, with enthusiasm and dedication required alongside a positive attitude and a desire to work with the owners and employees in maintaining a positive, happy environment.  Experience in kitchen gardening, rose pruning, bed/border management and the safe operation of a range of garden machinery is required.  Applicants must be happy to carry out the physically demanding aspects of the role, such as hedge cutting, as well as the finer aspects such as plant propagation and glasshouse work.

Accommodation on site is offered by way of a cottage in line with the successful candidate’s requirements, to be confirmed following discussion.  All applicants must hold a full driving licence and their own transport as the property is located rurally with no public transport available in the vicinity.

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled and qualified gardener to join a stunning private estate and to work with and for genuinely welcoming owners with a genuine passion for their garden.

SALARY:        Circa £25,000 + Accommodation
LOCATION: Cambridgeshire
JOB No:          EC27086

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref B910

Our client is a family-run business offering a complete turnkey design, build and garden care service.  Their portfolio ranges from residential gardens to high-end commercial properties.  Services offerings include design and build of nationwide projects as well as regular creative care and maintenance on local sites.  The successful candidate will carry out regular visits to existing clients; managing their gardens while working to ensure consistently high standards in line with the company ethics.  This continually growing company actively makes use of your relevant skill set and offers real development potential into new roles and directions within the company.

Whilst the new gardener will work alongside a friendly team, a large proportion will be spent working alone and as such, excellent time management skills and experience of managing all aspects of garden care are required.  This will include the safe operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery, problem solving and planning your workload on a daily basis.

The successful candidate must primarily have good horticultural knowledge and previous experience in a similar role, i.e., of general garden care on private properties.  Candidates must be flexible, able to multi-task and to manage clients’ expectations with a positive attitude.  This will be a busy role which requires good attention to detail, an ability to deliver excellent customer service and to work well alone or within a team where necessary.

A full clean driving licence and access to your own transport is essential for travel to and from work (a company van and tools are provided for client visits).  Applicants must have experience with a range of garden machinery and tools (hedge cutters, mowers, strimmers, blowers etc.), be physically fit, with strong plant knowledge being an essential requirement.

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Rebecca Pinkney on 01233 732767 or rebecca@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Maintenance Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Maintenance Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Skilled Gardener

Skilled Gardener required

Ref: B906

Our client is a family-run business offering a complete turnkey design, build and high-end garden care service.  Their portfolio ranges from residential gardens to high-end commercial properties.  Services offerings include design and build of nationwide projects as well as regular creative care and maintenance on local sites.  The successful candidate will carry out regular visits to existing clients; managing their gardens while working to ensure consistently high standards in line with the company ethics.  This continually growing company actively makes use of your relevant skill set and offers real development potential into new roles and directions within the company.

Whilst the new gardener will work alongside a friendly team at times, a large proportion will be spent working alone and as such, excellent time management skills and experience of managing all aspects of garden care are required.  This will include the safe operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery, problem solving and planning your workload on a daily basis.

The successful candidate must primarily have good horticultural knowledge and previous experience in a similar role, i.e. a position of responsibility and general garden care on private properties.  Candidates must be flexible, able to multi-task and to manage clients’ expectations with a positive attitude.  This will be a busy role which requires good attention to detail, an ability to deliver excellent customer service and to work well alone or within a strong team where necessary.

A full clean driving licence and access to your own transport is essential for travel to and from work (a company van and tools are provided for client visits).  Applicants must have experience with a range of garden machinery and tools (hedge cutters, mowers, strimmers, blowers etc.), be physically fit, with strong plant knowledge being an essential requirement.

If required, shared accommodation is available in the farmhouse at £400/month with all bills and internet etc. included.  This position is therefore open to candidates currently living outside commutable areas, as well as to candidates already living locally.

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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Skilled Gardener - Live in - EC4827 - This position has been filled

A very attractive opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to join an established and friendly team on a large 18th century estate in Cambridgeshire.  The position is offered with a generous salary and accommodation for the successful candidate.  The grade two listed building is surrounded by 22 acres of land with 8.5 acres of formal gardens, a large lake and mature trees throughout.

The estate has been extensively landscaped, with ornamental gardens that have been developed over the last 65 years.  The grounds are often open to the public for special events so are maintained to a very high standard by the team, under the guidance of a talented Head Gardener.  The grounds comprise of fine ancient trees, extensive lawns, an old-fashioned rose circle, double herbaceous borders and a bog garden.  There are many follies designed by Peter Foster around the garden including a gothic trellis and a pavilion at the end of a five acre lake.

The role will entail year-round maintenance of lawns, hedge cutting, tree care, pruning of shrubs, weeding of beds/borders and pathways.  Gravel and paved areas are sprayed as required. The clients have a kitchen garden, so applicants with experience in this area are encouraged to apply.  Candidates should be suitably qualified gardeners with academic horticultural qualifications and previous experience of working as part of a team in large private estate gardens.

A small two bedroom cottage is offered with the position, located within the local village, at a minimal rent of £25/month. Council tax is paid by the employer, but all bills (water, electricity etc.) must be paid by the successful candidate.  The property comprises a lounge and fitted kitchen, bathroom, a small lawn to the rear, and private parking.  The property is suitable for a single or couple but is not considered large enough for children.

SALARY:  £20,000 + Accommodation

LOCATION:  Cambridgeshire

JOB No:  EC4827

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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Gardener (Temp) - S420

Our client seeks a gardener to work within the grounds team on this impressive corporate site carrying out general gardening duties including soft landscaping, planting etc. as well as more general grounds maintenance. The site has many outstanding features and is maintained to a high standard. The appointment is initially until September 2018 but may be extended. We seek candidates who have good gardening skills combined with good plant knowledge, who can produce work to a high standard with minimum supervision. The hours are 07-00hrs – 15.30hrs Mon to Fri with 2x 30mins breaks.

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Skilled Gardener (Live in) - EC4155

A very attractive opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to join an established and friendly team on a large 18th century estate in Cambridgeshire.  The position is offered with a generous salary and accommodation for the ideal candidate.  The grade two listed building is surrounded by 22 acres of land with 8.5 acres of formal gardens, a large lake and mature trees throughout. 

The estate has been extensively landscaped, with ornamental gardens that have been developed over the last 65 years.  The grounds are often open to the public for special events so are maintained to a very high standard by the team, under the guidance of a talented Head Gardener.  The grounds comprise of fine ancient trees, extensive lawns, an old-fashioned rose circle, double herbaceous borders and a bog garden.  There are many follies designed by Peter Foster around the garden including a gothic trellis and a pavilion at the end of a five acre lake.

The role will entail year-round maintenance of lawns, hedge cutting, tree care, pruning of shrubs, weeding of beds/borders and pathways.  Gravel and paved areas are sprayed as required. The clients have a kitchen garden, so applicants with experience in this area are encouraged to apply.  Candidates should be suitably qualified gardeners with academic horticultural qualifications and previous experience of working as part of a team in large private estate gardens.

 A two bedroom cottage is offered with the position with a minimal rent of £25/month. Council tax is paid by the employer, but all bills (water, electricity etc.) must be paid by the successful candidate.  The property comprises of a lounge and fitted kitchen, bathroom, a small lawn to the rear, and private parking.

SALARY:  £20,000 + Accommodation

LOCATION:  Cambridgeshire

JOB No:  EC4155

If this position is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or mark.read@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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Outside Plant Manager - D342

Outside Plant Manager Required

A unique opportunity to join a family owned Garden Centre offering a fantastic range of top quality plants and shrubs.

Are you passionate about horticulture?

Can you lead a team to ensure consistently high standards?

Can you offer a customer experience that is second to none?

Key points

•Merchandising and displays of a wide range of plants

•Ordering of seasonal relevant stock

•Maintaining good house keeping standards with attention to detail

•Leading and motivating a team of staff, delegating daily duties

•Ensuring the plantarea is professionally presented and looking fresh at all times

Must haves

•A good knowledge of Horticulture

•A passion for customer service

•Strong leadership qualities

•A good understanding of successful plant retailing

If this position is of interest please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com

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