Contracts Manager

Our client is one of the largest commercial fencing contractors in the Southeast of England, primarily specialising in the commercial sector. Due to continued success and a period of rapid expansion they are seeking an experienced Contracts Manager to join the team. The company hold high value in the employees, and because of their unique position, actively encourage their employees to progress further and advance their careers within the group. This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a team of dedicated professionals who are some of the best in their field and to contribute to the success of the business. They are a growing company so there is a real opportunity to make a difference and become a valued employee.

Job Brief

Your role will be to effectively programme plan, plan projects and oversee construction teams on site, to ensure the procurement and reconciliation of materials is carried out in accordance with company procedures to apply best value and prevent delays, ensuring the site team compliance with company commercial policies and procedures to attending tender handover meetings and delivering pre-start meetings to the site team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure a commercial plan and end of life forecast is in place, monitored monthly for the successful delivery of the project
  • Produce and analyse progress reports, updated costs and forecasts
  • Ensure correct commercial engagement of subcontractors
  • Implement the risk management process, review risk, register and check risk controls
  • Ensure weekly review of progress, budget resources and forward planning are carried out
Candidate Skills
  • 2 years minimum experience within an equivalent role
  • Experience within New Build Housing Construction Sector.
  • Supervisor CSCS card
  • Experience of Pre-Qualification and Tendering process for a number of multi-disciplined projects
  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and mentor
  • Be willing to work to tight deadlines
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Be able to work on their own initiative but remembering at all times they are working as part of a team
  • Presentable and good organisation skills
  • Have a positive attitude towards Health & Safety
Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 06:00am - 5:00pm dependant on work commitments and route planning.

Benefits:

Salary circa £45,000 p.a depending on experience

20 days holiday + Bank Holidays

Company vehicle, laptop and phone

If this Contracts Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 732767 or niall@horticruitment.com.

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

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Gardener

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a motivated and dedicated gardener at a large private estate in Highgate, North London. The position is initially a 6-month contract with the potential to become a full time permanent role.

The estate extends to 11 acres and is one of London’s biggest private gardens. The garden consists of a lake, a variety of mature and young trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, extensive lawns and a large water feature.

The successful candidate will join a team of eight and working closely with the head gardener they will develop and maintain the garden to a high horticultural standard. Responsibilities will include planting, pruning, soil cultivation and bed preparation, mulching, propagation, weeding and lawn care. Our client is looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, flexible, responsible and proactive, and have a high sense of integrity and discretion. A hands-on approach and meticulous attention to detail are also essential qualities.

In addition, the horticultural side, the gardener would be required to assist in maintaining the garden structures such as sheds, fences, pathways (including leaf blowing and power washing) and ensure all garden machinery are properly cared for.

Good plant knowledge and all-round horticultural skills is required, and it would be preferable but not essential for applicants to hold a recognised horticultural qualification. Experience of working in a large garden of a similar nature would also be advantageous. PA1/PA6 spraying certificates and chainsaw certificates would be desirable, though not essential as training can be provided if necessary. Ability to operate and maintain a range of garden machinery and good knowledge of irrigation systems would be an advantage.

Applicants will have the opportunity to develop their skills and experience in a garden which is maintained to the highest aesthetic and horticultural standards. Some weekend work and extra hours may be required from time to time.

SALARY:        £21,000-£24,000 depending on experience        
LOCATION: Highgate, North London
JOB No:          EC28237

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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Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician

Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician required

Job Ref D214

Our client has an established landscape maintenance business carrying out the design, installation, and maintenance of interior and exterior plant displays to customers which include: - offices, restaurants, hotels, blue chip businesses etc.

Job Description:

Due to continued expansion, they currently have a vacancy for an Exterior Maintenance Technician, ideally living in commutable distance of London. Your principle responsibility will be to visit multiple clients each day checking the installation of existing plant displays, as well as installing new displays.

Duties will include

-Watering

-Dusting

-Cleaning

-Pest control

-Trimming

-Tidying/replacing surface dressing as required

You will also be expected to ensure that clients are happy with the service provided, and deal with any ad hoc requests. 

Key Skills:

Our client is looking for keen and enthusiastic candidates who have a passion for plants and good horticultural knowledge. It is essential that he/she has excellent customer service/field service skills combined with good communication skills and a willingness to be flexible regarding duties.

You will generally be working on your own and it is important that you are highly self-motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision. A van will be provided together with appropriate clothing and a full range of equipment. Candidates should hold a full driving licence and be confident about driving in and around London. A minimum of 1 year’s horticultural experience is desirable, preferably within high-end exterior landscaping.

If this Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref ADV290

We are looking for a full-time gardener to work within our small landscape gardening company. Our work is based in North London, Barnet and Hertfordshire. 

Our company name has been in operation for over 20 years and primarily offers garden maintenance to domestic clients. Having recently taken over leadership of this small firm, we are excited to expand our range of services to include hard and soft landscaping, irrigation, and to serve commercial contracts.

You will be expected to work as a member of a two-person team, or independently, to carry out garden and grounds maintenance work. The role and responsibilities of the gardener will include appropriate pruning, lawn care, keeping garden cleanliness, and other such garden maintenance activities. You will be expected to have reasonable plant knowledge, to include knowing when and how to carry out appropriate pruning of a range of different plants. You will be expected to deal with minor requests from clients and to maintain a garden design through regular maintenance.

You must be conscientious, polite, and well-presented. You must be able to work under your own initiative and have a positive attitude toward your work, your colleagues, and the clients. You will be expected to have experience in a gardening role. 

A full UK driving licence is essential for this role. A Level 2 horticultural qualification is desirable but not essential. PA1 & PA6 are desirable. 

The position is full time (40 hours per week) with the first job starting at 8am finishing at approximately 3.30pm and the salary offered is up to £21,500 depending on experience. The position comes with a van, which can be used to commute to work. The position is open and we would require the right person to start as soon as possible.


Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician - D216

Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician required

Our client has an established landscape maintenance business carrying out the design, installation, and maintenance of interior and exterior plant displays to customers which include: - offices, restaurants, hotels, blue chip businesses etc.

Due to continued expansion, they currently have a vacancy for an Exterior Maintenance Technician, ideally living in commutable distance of London. Your principle responsibility will be to visit multiple clients each day checking the installation of existing plant displays, as well as installing new displays. Duties will include –

  • Watering
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning
  • Pest control
  • Trimming
  • Tidying/replacing surface dressing as required

You will also be expected to ensure that clients are happy with the service provided, and deal with any ad hoc requests. 

Our client is looking for keen and enthusiastic candidates who have a passion for plants and good horticultural knowledge. It is essential that he/she has excellent customer service/field service skills combined with good communication skills and a willingness to be flexible regarding duties.

You will generally be working on your own and it is important that you are highly self-motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision. A van will be provided together with appropriate clothing and a full range of equipment. Candidates should hold a full driving licence and be confident about driving in and around London. A minimum of 1 year’s horticultural experience is desirable, preferably within high-end exterior landscaping.

If this Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician 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 Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician 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 Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Interior Horticultural Technician

Ref - G571

Our client is a growing company that was established in 1977 who specialise in the installation and maintenance of interior plant displays.

They believe in connecting with nature through fresh flowers and plants, these simple things that can make a workplace a truly great place.

Their installations include fresh flowers, real plants, replica plants and outside plants. They also install and maintain green walls, including living walls and preserved moss.

Due to continued expansion they have a requirement for an Interior Horticultural Technician to cover both London and Leeds.

Job Description:

As Customer Service and Installation Technician you will maintain a 5 ‘S’* system of work in the workshops, company vehicles and warehouse. You will be required to carry out client site visits to undertake installation and maintenance of our products as instructed.

You will be required to maintain your company vehicle ensuring it is clean both internally and externally and in a roadworthy condition at all times including carrying out weekly vehicle checks.

You must be able to adapt to changing schedules in order to fulfill customers’ needs at short notice and work to the required deadlines. The role requires a to drive to succeed attitude in order to improve customer satisfaction, maximise customer retention and increase profitability.

You will be required to work from The Company’s Leeds HQ for approximately 2 days every week. (Premier Inn accommodation will be provided). During this time you will also be involved in team meetings, training sessions and 121’s with your line manager.

You will work within the The Company’s standards and values as set out in the Customer Standards Manual and Employees Handbook.

Your performance will be measured against agreed KPI targets.

*5 ‘S’ system = sort, set in order, shine, standardise, sustain

Client Site Work
  • Effective installation and maintenance of living and replica plant displays
  • Production of timely, detailed and accurate service reports
  • Understand customer requirements and assist with the decision-making process by making appropriate recommendations
  • Friendly communication with the client when on site to build a good rapport
  • Reporting to head office any issues that may arise when on client sites, including but not exclusively, incomplete work, access restrictions and plant replacements that have not been fulfilled.
In house work
  • Maintain the plant displays in house to ensure the company is visitor ready
  • Quality production and boxing of replica plant displays
  • Assist with receiving goods including the operation of a forklift truck (if qualified)
  • Assist with effective stock management
  • Effective communication with the team to ensure all work is completed
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties required by the business.
Key Skills:
  • Experience of field service work
  • Forklift Truck Qualification desirable
  • Proven knowledge of industry products and equipment desirable
  • Proven high quality customer service skills
  • Current valid UK driving licence
  • IT literate and proficient in all Microsoft Office Programs and field service management software,
  • In depth knowledge of Horticulture complete with recognised qualifications.
  • Horticultural experience gained from working with indoor foliage plants is desirable.
Further Information:
  • Work is a 47.5 hour week Monday to Friday.
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Uniform provided
  • Pension options
  • Full-time PAYE

If this Interior Horticultural Technician 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 Interior Horticultural Technician 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 Interior Horticultural Technician vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Interior Plant Technician - Y404

Interior Plant Technician required

Our client has an established interior landscape business carrying out the design, installation, and maintenance of interior plant displays to customers which include: - offices, restaurants, hotels, blue chip businesses etc.

Due to continued expansion, they currently have a vacancy for an Interior Maintenance Technician, ideally living in commutable distance of London. Your principle responsibility will be to visit multiple clients each day checking the installation of existing plant displays, as well as installing new displays. Duties will include –

  • Watering
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning
  • Pest control
  • Trimming
  • Tidying/replacing surface dressing as required

You will also be expected to ensure that clients are happy with the service provided, and deal with any ad hoc requests.

Our client is looking for keen and enthusiastic candidates who have a passion for plants and good horticultural knowledge. It is essential that he/she has excellent customer service/field service skills combined with good communication skills and a willingness to be flexible regarding duties.

You will generally be working on your own and it is important that you are highly self-motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision. A van will be provided together with appropriate clothing and a full range of equipment. Candidates should hold a full driving licence and be confident about driving in and around London. A minimum of 1 years horticultural experience is essential, preferably within interior landscaping. A horticultural qualification is highly desirable.

If this Interior Plant Technician 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 Interior Plant Technician 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 Interior Plant Technician vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Contracts Manager - J207

Our client is a leading Grounds Maintenance Company, which carries out work for commercial clients throughout the UK. They currently require a Contracts Manager to take responsibility of their grounds maintenance operation within the north London region (E, IG and N postcodes).

Job Description:

You will be expected to generally operate from home, managing the day-to-day running of the service function within your district, supervising the work of 10 mobile maintenance teams carrying out regular grounds maintenance on commercial sites throughout their region. Each team is equipped with their own van and equipment. The prime role is to ensure that service delivery to the client is to the highest standards and to ensure that financial targets are achieved through the proactive and safe management of staff and resources.

Your duties will include: -

  • Regular site visits and meetings
  • Control, motivate, and discipline members of your team.
  • Recruitment, training and development of team members.
  • Ensuring work is completed to required KPI’s and quality standards.
  • Full budgetary accountability for wages, consumables, hand tools and work wear etc.
  • Planning work schedules.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and safe use of company vehicles, equipment etc.
  • Health and safety issues in line with Company H&S manual.
  • Working with customer service department.
  • Assessment of new sites.
Must haves:

Applications are invited from candidates who either have strong experience as a Contract Supervisor and are looking for increased management responsibilities, or from existing Contract Managers who have worked within a similar environment and have good commercial and operational experience. It is important that you have excellent communication skills coupled with strong leadership qualities able to plan and delegate work effectively making the most economic use of resources.

If this Contracts Manager 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 Contracts 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 Contracts Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Interior Plant Technician - T668 - This position has now been filled

Our client has an established interior landscape business carrying out the design, installation, and maintenance of interior plant displays to customers which include: - offices, restaurants, hotels, blue chip businesses etc.

Due to continued expansion, they currently have a vacancy for an Interior Maintenance Technician, ideally living in commutable distance of London. Your principle responsibility will be to visit multiple clients each day checking the installation of existing plant displays, as well as installing new displays. Duties will include –

  • Watering
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning
  • Pest control
  • Trimming
  • Tidying/replacing surface dressing as required

You will also be expected to ensure that clients are happy with the service provided, and deal with any ad hoc requests. 

Our client is looking for keen and enthusiastic candidates who have a passion for plants and good horticultural knowledge. It is essential that he/she has excellent customer service/field service skills combined with good communication skills and a willingness to be flexible regarding duties.

You will generally be working on your own and it is important that you are highly self-motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision. A van will be provided together with appropriate clothing and a full range of equipment. Candidates should hold a full driving licence and be confident about driving in and around London. A minimum of 1 years horticultural experience is essential, preferably within interior landscaping. A horticultural qualification is highly desirable.

If this Interior Plant Technician 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.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Interior Plant Technician 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 Interior Plant Technician vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician - D215 - This position has now been filled

Our client has an established landscape maintenance business carrying out the design, installation, and maintenance of interior and exterior plant displays to customers which include: - offices, restaurants, hotels, blue chip businesses etc.

Due to continued expansion, they currently have a vacancy for an Exterior Maintenance Technician, ideally living in commutable distance of London. Your principle responsibility will be to visit multiple clients each day checking the installation of existing plant displays, as well as installing new displays.

Duties will include –
  • Watering
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning
  • Pest control
  • Trimming
  • Tidying/replacing surface dressing as required

You will also be expected to ensure that clients are happy with the service provided, and deal with any ad hoc requests. 

Our client is looking for keen and enthusiastic candidates who have a passion for plants and good horticultural knowledge. It is essential that he/she has excellent customer service/field service skills combined with good communication skills and a willingness to be flexible regarding duties.

You will generally be working on your own and it is important that you are highly self-motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision. A van will be provided together with appropriate clothing and a full range of equipment. Candidates should hold a full driving licence and be confident about driving in and around London. A minimum of 1 year’s horticultural experience is desirable, preferably within high-end exterior landscaping.

If this Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician 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 Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician 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 Exterior Plant Maintenance Technician vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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