Gardener

Two opportunities have become available on this beautiful estate based in the Stanmore area for a skilled gardener and gardener on a full time and permanent basis. The stunning grade II listed property is surrounded by 35 acres consisting of extensive lawns, formal gardens, surrounding forest, hedges and a vegetable garden, as well as two lakes, one swimming pool and one pond.

The new gardeners will work closely with and under the lead of a knowledgeable and experienced Head Gardener. Day to day responsibilities will include high level garden maintenance and any developments directed by the Head Gardener. The successful candidates work as part of a team and will be willing to learn and develop their skills to later work on their own initiative.

The skilled gardener will ideally hold a horticultural qualification e.g. RHS level 2 and have at least 5 years of experience working in a large private garden. Chainsaw certification (CS30/31) though desirable is not essential, plus spray certificates (PA1/PA6) would be an advantage. 

The gardener will either hold a horticultural qualification or have a minimum of two years’ experience working in gardening. He / She be someone who is a fast learner, proactive and capable to eventually work unsupervised to maintain the garden's annual calendar and own daily work schedules effectively.

Candidates will ideally have tractor driving qualifications / experience and experience in operating a variety of garden machinery, and variety of gardening skills to contribute to the garden’s evolution. Applicants should be organised, physically fit and enjoy working in a small team. The gardeners should be prepared to work outside in all weathers, have the determination and drive to get the job done. Good communications skills and ability to work alongside other staff and contractors is important. A UK driving licence is essential for the role.

References and a DBS check will be required for the successful candidate prior to starting work.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven skilled gardener and junior with a real passion for horticulture looking for a long term and rewarding role on a beautiful estate. 

LOCATION:   Stanmore, Middlesex
SALARY:        Gardener / Skilled Gardener £20,000 – 28,000 DOE and qualifications
JOB No:          EC41776

If this 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 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 Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Experienced Grounds Maintenance Operative & Tractor Driver

Experienced Grounds Maintenance Operative & Tractor Driver required

Job ref ADV320

PGSD is an experienced commercial horticulture contractor, with contracts spanning from a few thousand pounds to those in excess of £5,000,000. We have the depth of knowledge and the technical capability to undertake contracts in the commercial sector. PGSD takes pride in the work that we do and the way in which it is done. Our resources and capabilities enables us to undertake large scale maintenance and planting work. We cut the grass verges alongside many of Britain’s busiest motorways and trunk roads. PGSD also has considerable experience in large scale landscape and planting schemes, tree management and business and retail grounds maintenance. PGSD offers a fully tailored solution to our clients, where we manage all of the soft estate within their portfolio.

We are committed to minimising waste and recycling materials on site where possible. Grounds maintenance is a major focus for PGSD; our unique partnership approach has helped us win and support a wide range of public and private sector customers. With contracts spanning the South East of England PGSD has the resources required to provide an efficient tailored service This combined to our low overheads, achieved by process automation has allowed PGSD to expand rapidly over the last five years. Our aim is to supply a turnkey solution for our customers, increasing their efficiency by only dealing with a single contractor.

PGSD maintains over 100 schools in the London Borough of Hounslow, Hertfordshire and Essex, each with individually tailored maintenance plans. These reflect the size and budgeting requirements of each site. We have encouraged the schools to have on-site composting facilities to assist ‘grow your own’ projects. We think that it is important for children to be educated in how and where their food comes from. This encourages them to have care and understanding about the environment in which they live. PGSD ensures the highest standards of presentation to the grassed areas of your school, using the latest technology and innovation to ensure that you receive the best service.

We require:

-an experienced grounds maintenance operative

-a tractor driver

to work out of our Hounslow depot to work on our grass cutting and shrub maintenance teams. The right candidate would have an experience in operating strimmers, ride on mowers, pedestrian mowers, hedge cutters and weeding machines as well as good background knowledge in grass and horticulture. The right candidate must have driving licence.

For tractor driver role - experience in operating a tractor is essential.

Able to carry out DBS check.

Full induction, training, PPE and uniform will be provided.

Striving to ensure that the work environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect is an important aspect of ensuring equal opportunities in employment. PGSD Limited has a separate dignity at work policy, which deals with these issues.

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Landscape Leader - H250 - Middlesex

Our client is an established company who build gardens for designers and discerning homeowners.  They regularly build show gardens at RHS shows. This position is a key role in the company to fulfil these exciting projects and to be part of their growth plan. They are based in Middlesex.

Job Description:

The main duty will be to complete garden works according to the allocated budgets, to required finishes and to achieve customer satisfaction. To manage assistants/contractors, to make best use of time and materials and other resources. Protect and promote the assets of the Company. The work is to make decisions about how and when work is carried out, who will do it and how. This is a working foreman role. You need to know what to do, be able to direct and motivate others while doing your own work and confident to manage the ordering of materials. Tools and vehicle will be provided. You need to be able to make good judgements about the factors that influence the success of the work. (weather, skills, time, customer expectations, professional standards).

Key Skills:

The successful candidate will be able to –

  • Mark out, dig and prepare bases for paving and driveways in compacted type one or concrete. Lay paving, blocks and stone using mortar. Build walls, free standing and retaining. Brick and block/render.
  • Set out and erect fencing, fix trellis, build pergolas, build sheds, fix edging, lay decking.
  • To identify and use tools appropriate to the task, direct other operatives in their duties. Undertake to use PPE at all times when carrying out any hazardous activities. Prepare a risk assessment of any activities which are deemed to be hazardous and present to the Proprietor.
  • Ensure all operatives keep the site clean and tidy, control the use of materials and their storage to ensure the efficiency of the work operations and the safety of anyone in the work area.
  • Be the person responsible for health and safety, first aid and recording accidents.
  • Fill out a time record for each contract. Record any and all materials that were used in any contract as recorded in the contract document. Compile other operatives’ timesheets into the contract record.
  • Fill out a personal timesheet daily with details of operations undertaken, location, materials used and total time.
  • To oversee ordering and delivery of materials, check for damage, unload with due care, check all items correspond with paperwork, identify a suitable safe and secure storage area. Inform the proprietor of any anomaly. Check stocks of materials are sufficient for any given contract and ensure work does not stop from lack of materials.
  • Advise the proprietor if there is a need to vary the contract. If the customer requests to change the scope of the work, to add more work or if he believes there is a need to vary the agreed work.
  • Other actions that will be required: Setting out, operating tools, counting, measuring, digging, cutting, nailing, fixing, laying, building, rendering, erecting, planting, levelling, drainage and any other task that may be required in the renovation, or creation of landscape elements. All finishes shall be to recognised standards and specifications.
Additional Information:
Measurables (KPI)
  • Achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Complete work within time targets and with few defects.
  • All contracted work paid.
  • All extra work invoiced and paid.
  • Staff retention and training.

Measurement of the work will be according to customer surveys, photos, on site review and timesheet targets.  A bonus scheme applies to this role and is paid quarterly according to these criteria.

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

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

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Nursery Grower/Propagator - J372 - Middlesex

Nursery Grower/Propagator required

Our client is a family owned business backed by an experienced team providing high quality Aquatic Plants and exceptional service since 1965. Their Customers are Garden Centres, Landscapers, Designers, Environment Agencies and Internet companies who use their extensive range of container grown aquatics from plugs to 30 litre mature plants. They are currently seeking an enthusiastic skilled Grower to ensure top quality plants are produced on time in the volumes required.

Do you have experience in commercial ornamental horticulture?

Do you have technical knowledge of growing principles?

 Do you have experience of leading a team?

Key points
  • Propagation by seed, cuttings and division
  • Planning and stock evaluation for coming season
  • Checking and maintaining the water system
  • Weed and pest control in cropping and non-cropped areas
  • Maintaining Glasshouse environments
Must haves
  • Previous experience in nursery production
  • Be self-motivated with good organisational skills
  • Understand the importance of high-quality plants
  • Keen to take on a good level of responsibility

If this Nursery Grower/Propagator vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Nursery Grower/Propagator 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 Nursery Grower/Propagator vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Plantarea Manager - S648 - Middlesex - This position has now been filled

Our client has a highly successful independent garden centre well established over many years that has grown from strength to strength. They are renowned for stocking an exceptional range of top-quality plants, accessories and garden tools supplied by a dedicated team of staff. They are currently seeking a Plantarea Manager to work closely with the owners in all daily duties and responsibilities.

Are you passionate to provide excellent customer sales and service?

Are you well organised and capable of taking on a good level of autonomy?

Do you enjoy leading and inspiring a team of staff?

Key points
  • Ordering of a wide range of plants to include all season lines
  • Ensuring all stock is of excellent quality and standard
  • Merchandising and displays to encourage sales
  • Ensuring the department is well presented at all times
  • Key holder duties on a rota basis
Must haves
  • Excellent plant and product knowledge
  • Good customer service skills and happy to multitask
  • An eye for detail, presentation and displays
  • Some form of Horticultural qualification

If this Plantarea Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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

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Garden Centre Manager - C743

Our client is a family run business which has grown from strength to strength now operating with a sales turnover of £2.5 million. The centre is renowned for not only supplying a diverse range of gardening and leisure products but also providing a fantastic range of top-quality plants.  They are currently seeking a Garden Centre Manager who will work closely with the owners holding a good level of autonomy for all daily operations, providing an exceptional level of customer sales and service.

Key points
  • To drive performance maximising sales potential
  • To maintain high standards of merchandising and displays throughout the centre
  • To actively develop the teams sales skills and knowledge
  • To work with the owners purchasing of stock and dealing with suppliers
  • To provide excellent customer sales and service
Must haves
  • A proven track record at Garden Centre Manager level
  • An enthusiastic and highly motivated personality
  • Well organised with meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to communicate well at all levels

If this Garden Centre Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Centre Manager 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 Garden Centre Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Plantarea Manager - C528 - Middlesex

Our client is proud to be awarded GCA’s Best Garden Centre in England 2018. The centre has a beautiful landscape garden where you can relax and enjoy stunning surroundings and you will discover an extensive outdoor plantarea that has a fantastic range of fresh plants, which constantly change with each season. They are currently seeking an enthusiastic Plantarea Manager to lead and inspire the team. 

Can you provide inspirational plant displays?

Can you deliver a first-class customer service?

Are you well organised with good attention to detail in all tasks?

Key points
  • Ordering a wide range of hardy nursery stock, bedding, trees and planted containers
  • Creating an inspirational environment that is well presented at all times
  • Ensuring all stock is of excellent quality and standard
  • Leading a team of staff to offer excellent customer sales and service
  • Keeping up to date with new plant lines and their availability
Must haves
  • A good working knowledge of a wide range of plants
  • An eye for detail, presentation and display
  • A passion for Horticulture able to lead and develop a team
  • Some form of Horticultural qualification

If this Plantarea Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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

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

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Maintenance Gardener - Q149

Are you an experienced Maintenance Gardener?

Are you based in West London / Middlesex?

Would you like to work for an established company who specialise in providing garden maintenance and gardening services to high-end clients?

Key points

You must have experience and knowledge of working in gardens. In the role you will be liaising with Clients and Designers, so a positive attitude and excellent communication skills are vital. Each day you will be in a team of 2-3 staff members, one being your team leader. It is important you have good team work skills and are keen to take direction from the team leader. Most of all, we would like you to bring a proactive and flexible approach to the role.

 Must haves
Essential:
  • Comprehensive plant knowledge.
  • Experience with pedestrian mowers, scarifiers, hedge trimmers and power washers.
  • Experience with Irrigation systems would be desirable.
  • A full clean driving licence.
Desired:
  • PA1/PA6 Spraying
  • A valid Emergency first aid at work
  • Good awareness of Health and
General Information:
  • Paid Overtime.
  • Birthday day – all employees have their Birthday as paid
  • Training and career development is encouraged
  • 28 days holiday (includes Bank Holidays).
  • Uniform and personal protective equipment (PPE) is supplied at no cost
  • Working Hours: Monday to Friday 7am – 4pm

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@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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Plant Sales Assistant - C712 - Middlesex

Our client is a well established popular family run business, renowned for their extensive range of plants and gardening products who have built up a loyal customer base. They are currently seeking a Plant Sales Assistant to join the team and support the owners in a wide range of daily duties that will ensure excellent quality plants both inside and out.

Do you have a good working knowledge of plants? 

Do you thrive in a busy retail environment?

Can you provide excellent customer sales and service?

Key points
  • Presentation and displays of a wide range of plants
  • Ensuring the plants department is well stocked according to each season
  • Maintaining excellent standards of housekeeping
  • Giving customer advice on plantings and suitability
  • Assisting the owners in all daily duties as and when required
Must haves
  • Good horticultural knowledge with some form of relevant qualification
  • A passion to provide excellent customer sales and service
  • The ability to work as part of a team with a willingness to learn new skills
  • An eye for detail with a flexible approach to all tasks

If this Plant Sales Assistant vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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

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

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Garden Centre Manager - C743 - Middlesex

Our client is a family run business which has grown from strength to strength now operating with a sales turnover of £2.5 million. The centre is renowned for not only supplying a diverse range of gardening and leisure products but also providing a fantastic range of top-quality plants.  They are currently seeking a Garden Centre Manager who will work closely with the owners holding a good level of autonomy for all daily operations, providing an exceptional level of customer sales and service.

Key points
  • To drive performance maximising sales potential
  • To maintain high standards of merchandising and displays throughout the centre
  • To actively develop the team’s sales skills and knowledge
  • To work with the owners purchasing of stock and dealing with suppliers
  • To provide excellent customer sales and service
Must haves
  • A proven track record at Garden Centre Manager level
  • An enthusiastic and highly motivated personality
  • Well organised with meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to communicate well at all levels

If this Garden Centre Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Centre Manager 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 Garden Centre Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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