Groundsperson

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Groundsperson to work within a large independent school in the Manchester area.

The school grounds cover an extensive area and consist of 35 acres of sports grounds including several football and rugby pitches, cricket squares, training areas and tennis courts. Sport is a very important part of School life. Sports teams have extensive fixture lists with other schools and the school teams take part in a wide range of local and national competitions in many different sports. The Grounds team take great pride in the quality of our pitches. 

The Grounds Person will play a contributing role in the success of the school by providing sports surfaces of the highest quality and by preserving and enhancing the visual amenity of the whole school site. Tasks will vary daily as determined by the Grounds Manager / Deputy Grounds Manager and will include duties from preparing all sports pitches, use of tractor mounted equipment, operation of pedestrian and ride on mowers, initial and overmark line marking, weed control throughout site, application of fertilizers and chemicals, gritting, salt spreading and snow clearing when applicable.

Applicants for this position should hold a level 2 qualification in sports turf maintenance or of a similar nature, equally a good level of experience within this industry would be considered. PA1& PA2 spraying licenses, ideally a tractor operation license, basic health and safety qualification, manual handling and a full clean driving license.

The ideal candidate should have good attention to detail and be able to organize their workload effectively proving to be a reliable and effective team player, along with being able to work alone using their own initiative. The successful candidate will ideally have a proven track record of grounds maintenance with basic machinery maintenance skills and be practical minded.

The working hours for this position are from 8:00 to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, you will be expected to work Saturdays in which will be considered as overtime paid, at time and a half (this will be discussed with the grounds manager). This position also offers a very generous benefits package including specified school closure days, 19 days holiday rising to 25 over 5 years and a school pension plan in which a 6% contribution is matched by a 14% employers contribution.

SALARY:        Up to £28,000 depending on experience      
LOCATION: Manchester
JOB No:          EC45235

If this Groundsperson vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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

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Senior Gardener

Senior Gardener required

Job Ref T449

Our client is a multi-award-winning landscape architecture practice with an impressive 30-year track record. Based in Manchester, they are a Landscape Institute registered practice. Their design consultancy was established in 1986 and several years later they saw the opportunity to broaden their services by also providing construction capabilities.

Offering a professional and friendly service, our client has a range of specialist skills that cover the full spectrum of landscape-related activities. This expertise ensures that the outputs are always innovative, considered, efficient and distinctive.

Due to the high demand for their specialist maintenance service from their long-standing clients, an opportunity has arisen for a maintenance manager to be hands on and lead a small team to provide 3-4 times a year maintenance operation to supplement weekly routine maintenance that will already be in place. The clients are all domestic predominantly in the Manchester and Cheshire area.

This position would suit a presentable and time-served gardener with experience in all aspects of garden maintenance including:  Lawn treatments, specialist pruning, hedge and topiary trimming, pest control as well as horticultural practices such as laying new lawns, implementing planting plans and undertaking small projects to embellish the garden. The ideal candidate will be organised, have a good eye for detail and able to lead a team.

Applicants should have a demonstrable background in horticulture and have hands on gardening experience. He/ She will possess excellent practical skills and a good level of competency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery. Spray certificates (PA1/PA6), chainsaw certificates (CS30 / CS31) are beneficial, but training can be given. A driving licence is essential. Candidates must be positive in their approach, physically fit, and be able to apply excellent attention to detail at all times.

The working day starts by meeting at the yard at 7.30 am and returning to the yard at 4.30 pm. A company vehicle is provided with the role.

If this Senior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Senior 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 Senior Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref E170

Our client is a multi-award-winning landscape architecture practice with an impressive 30-year track record. Based in Manchester, they are a Landscape Institute registered practice. Their design consultancy was established in 1986 and several years later they saw the opportunity to broaden their services by also providing construction capabilities.

Offering a professional and friendly service, our client has a range of specialist skills that cover the full spectrum of landscape-related activities. This expertise ensures that the outputs are always innovative, considered, efficient and distinctive.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a maintenance gardener to join their specialist team of landscapers. This position would report into the Maintenance Foreman and would suit a presentable and time-served gardener with experience in all aspects of garden maintenance including:  Lawn treatments, specialist pruning, hedge and topiary trimming, pest control as well as horticultural practices such as laying new lawns, implementing planting plans and re-working established borders. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, well presented, organised, have a good eye for detail and able to carry out work with minimum supervision.

Applicants should have a demonstrable background in horticulture and have a minimum of two years’ experience. He/ She will possess excellent practical skills and a good level of competency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery.  Spray certificates (PA1/PA6), chainsaw certificates (CS30 / CS31) and a driving licence are beneficial but not essential. Candidates must be positive in their approach to the job at hand, physically fit, and be able to apply excellent attention to detail at all times.

The working day starts by meeting at the yard at 7.30 am and returning to the yard at 4.30 pm with a quarter of an hour brew break in the morning and a three quarters of an hour break for lunch. The majority of clients are residential (about 95%) with a few commercial and all clients are roughly within a 25-mile radius from the yard.

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@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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Plantarea Assistant

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a knowledgeable Plantarea Assistant to take on a new role for a very well-established independent garden centre in the Greater Manchester area.  This position will suit candidates with strong horticultural knowledge and a dedicated approach to delivering excellent customer service.  This is a full-time permanent position and will require some weekend working on rotation.  Candidates with experience at Plantarea Manager level are also encouraged to apply, as a salary adjustment will be made in accordance with experience.

The popular family-owned garden centre is known for their wide range of high-quality products and excellent delivery of service offerings.  The business has grown considerably over the years and continues to develop as a result of delivering excellent customer service and ensuring all feedback is listened to and acted upon. 

The centre is now seeking a Plantarea Assistant to join the plant sales department.  Key responsibilities will involve maintenance and watering of all plant stock in both outdoor and indoor plant areas, creating visual displays to promote products in a creative manner, helping the plant manager with the ordering of stock, processing new delivered stock, replenishing and rotating stock where necessary, and general shop floor maintenance/housekeeping, and any other duties as directed by the duty manager.

Candidates should strive to always satisfy customer expectations and will be able and willing to answer customer enquiries and assist customers with physical tasks such as carrying purchased products to cars.  The role will vary in the winter months as expected.  It is important that the successful candidate, as with all employees, maintains a strong and current knowledge and interest in horticulture to ensure continued professional development.

Applicants must have previous experience in a similar role and must be positive and presentable, energetic and creative, and must enjoy engaging with the public.  Good physical fitness is required as the position will involve working on your feet for extended periods of time and may involve some heavy lifting. 

If this Plantarea Assistant vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or mark.read@horticruitment.com with job reference number A424.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Plantarea Assistant 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 Plantarea Assistant vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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