Sole Gardener

Sole Gardener required

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified hands-on Gardener in Charge to manage and maintain a beautiful and unique 10-acre private estate near Cheltenham, with some very unusual features.

The stunning family garden is south facing and made up of ten different character areas consisting of manicured lawns, terraced front lawn, Italianate terrace, a formal olive garden, herbaceous/mixed borders, a fruit orchard and three different character pools: The Bear Pool, The Cave Pool & The Folly Pool linked by a natural stream through a wild garden area.

The ideal candidate will have good horticultural knowledge and the ability to apply this to plant selection in respect of each character area.  The work will involve maintenance and enhancement of the existing garden and as such, the position would suit a practical, knowledgeable and physically fit horticulturist with a keen eye for detail.

Applicants will be positive and proactive gardeners with self-motivation and the drive for the hands-on aspect of gardening. A long term and reliable contractor comes in to assist with the basic gardening e.g. mowing the lawn, cutting hedges and weeding along with other support staff as and when necessary.

The Gardener in Charge will ideally hold an academic horticultural qualification and have considerable gardening/horticultural experience. Good plant identification skills are essential, and propagation skills desired as there is a greenhouse on site.  Chainsaw certification (CS30/31) and spray certificates (PA1/PA6) are desirable though not essential, as training can be provided. A wide range of garden machinery and equipment is provided, with which the gardener must be experienced and adept as well as having associated knowledge of health and safety. A driving licence is essential. General maintenance / handyperson knowledge would be an advantage as assistance may occasionally be required such as fixing fencing and laying slabs.

The successful candidate must be happy to work in all weather conditions, tidy in their work, proud of developing estate gardens to the highest standard and comfortable with giving direction to the contractor.  Organisation and the ability to manage your daily work schedules effectively are important.

SALARY:  £30,000 - £35,000 (Live out)
HOURS OF WORK: 8-4 PM (some out of hours work may be necessary)
LOCATION:  Prestbury, Cheltenham
JOB No:  EC48043

If this Sole 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 Sole 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 Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Green Roof Installer

Green Roof Installer required

Job Ref V936

Our client is a well-established landscape company providing a number of highly specialist landscape services to their clients. They are leaders within their specialist field of operation and have built up a strong and expanding business that carries out work for commercial clients throughout the UK. They currently have a key vacancy for a Green Roof Installer to become part of the company’s installation team.

Job Description:

The Green Roof Installer for the Southwest region. The key thing with this role is the travel – largely based in the southwest but the potential to be travelling throughout the UK on occasion (an average of 2nights per week overall). As below we supply accommodation and breakfast and dinner, but travelling is usually within the workday unless agreed otherwise. Everything listed under key requirements is essential except for soft landscaping/horticultural skills.

Ideally, our client is seeking someone just starting out in horticulture or construction that wants to grow within the company. Fresh out of agricultural college would be ideal. Our client actively promotes the right people from within and pay exceptionally well for our industry. They will be responsible to a South West Supervisor and Regional Contract Manager.

Key Requirements:

Candidates should have some experience as a Gardener, Groundsman or a Trade college graduate, ideally working within the horticultural industry. Candidates must be a good team player, and most importantly be driven and motivated.

-Soft Landscaping/Horticultural skills

-Full driving licence

-IT literate; Outlook, Word and Excel spreadsheets

-Irrigation knowledge

If this Green Roof Installer vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Green Roof Installer 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

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Mobile Site Supervisor

Mobile Site Supervisor

Job Ref T936

Our client is a well-established landscape company providing a number of highly specialist landscape services to their clients. They are leaders within their specialist field of operation and have built up a strong and expanding business which carries out work for commercial clients throughout the UK. They currently have a key vacancy for a Site Supervisor to become part of the company’s installation team.

Job Description:

The Site Supervisor will be responsible for being a working supervisor for the green roof installations department with responsibility to a Regional Contracts Manager. You will need to be able to lead a team, complete relevant QHSE checks as required, schedule and delegate tasks and liaise confidently with the client.

The Site Supervisor would be a working supervisor and would be expected to assist on the install as well as lead it. You could be involved with several projects at once, so should be flexible and capable of multi-tasking.

There will also be a need for the site supervisor to work away from their region and stay overnight regularly. Overnight stays include hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner paid for.

-Liaising with clients

-Supervising contracted staff

-Meeting sub-contractors

-Completing Safety inspections

-Checking drawings

-Motivating the workforce

-Problem solving

Key Requirements:

Candidates should have several years’ experience at Site Supervisor or Manager level or as Landscape Team Leader ideally working within the landscape construction industry. He/she needs an excellent knowledge of both the commercial aspects of running a successful project. You must be able to plan the use of your time effectively, be a good team player, and most importantly be driven and motivated.

Key Skills:

-SMSTS

-Soft Landscaping skills

-Irrigation system knowledge

-Full driving licence

-Previous supervisory experience

-IT literate; Outlook, Word and excel spreadsheets

If this Mobile Site Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

To view more Landscape jobs, click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Mobile Site Supervisor 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 Mobile Site Supervisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Site Supervisor - T935

Our client is a well established landscape company providing a number of highly specialist landscape services to their clients. They are leaders within their specialist field of operation and have built up a strong and expanding business which carries out work for commercial clients throughout the UK. They currently have a key vacancy for a Site Supervisor to become part of the company’s operations team, supervising on multiple sites mainly in the south west.

Job Description:

The Site Supervisor will be responsible for being a working supervisor for the green roof installations department with responsibility to a Regional Contracts Manager. You will need to be able to lead a team, complete relevant QHSE checks as required, schedule and delegate tasks and liaise confidently with the client.

The Site Supervisor would be a working supervisor and would be expected to assist on the install as well as lead it. You could be involved with several projects at once, so should be flexible and capable of multi-tasking.

There may also be a need for the site supervisor to work away from their region and stay overnight regularly.

  • Liaising with clients
  • Complete site surveys as required
  • Supervising contracted staff
  • Meeting sub-contractors
  • Completing Safety inspections
  • Checking drawings
  • Motivating the workforce
  • Problem solving

Key requirements:

  • SMSTS
  • Hard and soft landscaping skills
  • Basic horticulture and irrigation system knowledge
  • Full driving licence
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • IT literate, Word and excel spreadsheets

Candidates should have experience of working in a similar supervisory position within the landscape construction industry. He/she needs a sound awareness of both the commercial and operational aspects of running a successful project. You must be able to plan the use of your time effectively, be a good team player, and most importantly be driven and motivated.

If this Site Supervisor vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@horticruitment.com

To view more Landscape jobs, click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Site Supervisor 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 the Site Supervisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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