Assistant Gardener

Assistant Gardener in South West London SW18 (Full-time or Part-time)

Job Ref: ADV463

Stallion Gardens was set up in 2010 by Matthew Stallion.

Having studied Commercial Horticulture (everything about growing) at Writtle Agricultural College, then later Garden Design at Capel Manor College and more recently at The English Gardening School at The Chelsea Physic Garden - Garden Design Diploma. 

With a great passion for soft landscaping we have built a strong client base in Wandsworth and surrounding areas.

This is an excellent opportunity for a person who has recently left college and/or wants a start in horticulture. All ages considered. Full-time or Part-time.

Some previous experience in Gardening and the Horticultural Industry would be beneficial but not essential.

Would suit a physically fit person.

You would be working with an experienced plantsman, soft landscaper and team.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Hedge Trimming.
  • Lawn Maintenance.
  • Garden clearance and seasonal work.
  • Planting.
  • Fence installation.
  • Specialised pruning, trimming and training of plants.
  • Proficiency in the safe operation of machinery subject to training. 

Other qualities required:

  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Happy to take direction and follow instruction.
  • Has a can-do attitude.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Willingness to increase in knowledge and skills in the industry.
  • Driver preferred but again not essential.

Further information please email Matthew.stallion1@gmail.com

Instagram @stalliongardens

Salary - In the region of  - £24,000 

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

If you would like more information on the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) please click here and the Association Professional Landscapers please click here

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Part Time Gardener

Part Time Gardener required

Job Ref ADV452

A small growing gardening business providing garden maintenance for gardens over South West London. Working on a variety of scales, from small courtyards to large suburban gardens.

Great gardening assistant required - 2-3 days a week. Possibly more.

Would suit a self-employed individual.  

Must be willing to learn, work hard, be reliable, and used to physical work.

Ideally you will have a horticulture qualification and a genuine interest in gardening.

The role pays £100-£120 per day depending on experience. 

Most of the work is gardening maintenance as well as design and planting ideas for clients.

You will need to be able to travel to Fulham/Chelsea/Putney/Hammersmith to work.

Staying friendly and professional is very important. 

You will need to wear presentable work trouser, t-shirt and closed toe shoes. You will also need waterproof jacket and trousers for rainy days.

Please send a CV with a message which details why you are interested in the role, your relevant experience and when you could be available to start.

This Part Time Gardener private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

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Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref ADV438 

Established high-end garden design and maintenance company working in private gardens in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster, seeks gardeners to join the team.

On offer is a salary between £23,000-£30,000 pa (depending on experience), 28 days paid holiday per year inclusive of Bank Holidays and Public Holidays, and further professional training where appropriate.

www.rufusrawley.com

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Sales Assistant

Sales Assistant required

Job Ref N436

A lovely role has become available for a Sales Assistant to join a family owned garden centre. The garden centre focuses on top quality products ranging from house and outdoor plants along with the associated products as well as garden sundries such as furniture, bbq’s and gifts. Another division to the centre is the bespoke landscape design, implementation, and maintenance services it can offer its domestic customers.

Our client has been established for many years securing a reputation for providing a high standard of customer service. The management are passionate about horticulture and achieving customer satisfaction is one of their priorities. They now seek a new Sales Assistant to join their team.

Job Brief

The successful candidate for this Sales Assistant role will been to be able to carry out the following duties:

-Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service

-Maintaining outstanding store condition, housekeeping and visual merchandising standards throughout the shop

-Processing sales at the till in a polite and efficient manner

-Assisting with the processing of incoming deliveries and other general duties that the manager requires

Key Skills 

Candidates will need to be reliable and proactive and have the following skills and experience:

-Provide excellent customer service role, preferably in retail

-Good horticultural knowledge

-Good command of spoken English

-Ability to work in a team following instructions of the supervisor or manager, as well as being proactive and taking initiative as an individual

-Reliable, with excellent timekeeping skills

-An eye for detail

-Happy to do physical work, outdoors, whatever the weather!

Package includes:

Salary of up to £26k per annum, 40 hours per week.

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

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

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Head Gardener

We seek suitable applications for the position of Head Gardener on a private gated residential development in Southwest London.

The 12-acre arts and crafts influenced gardens still has remnants dating back to the late 18th Century and forms one of the largest private gardens in London. There are extensive lawns and pathways, as well as many planted borders, shrubberies, yew hedges, woodland, cherry trees, a sunken garden surrounding a formal pond as well as a fruit orchard the gardens are regularly assessed in order to plan their future development and improvement.

As Head Gardener you will lead and manage a small team of up to 4 full time and 1 part time gardeners, in ensuring that the gardens are maintained to a high standard throughout the year, as well as helping to shape the future of the gardens as part of the long-term development plan.

Applicants must be qualified to a minimum of RHS Level 3/4 Horticulture or equivalent, with a good working knowledge of plants, combined with good all-round craft gardening skills and experience of working with a wide range of garden machinery. You should also hold PA1/6 sprayers certificates and have good IT skills. He/she will be a self-starter able to plan and prioritise daily workloads and come with previous experience of managing a small team. Excellent man management skills are essential in order to ensure that you develop an effective team able to produce top quality work. It is also important that you have a good understanding of relevant health and safety legislation, with the ability to carry out risk assessments. A current full driving licence is essential.

Accommodation is 1 bedroom with all bills paid. You will be expected to share emergency weekend duty with the estate manager i.e: every other weekend.

SALARY:       £35K - £40K DOE
LOCATION:  Southwest London
JOB No:          EC30235

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Grounds Maintenance Team Leader

Grounds Maintenance Team Leader required

Job Ref E303

Our client is a high end, well established family run company which carries out a range of gardening services, including grounds and garden maintenance, as well as landscape design and build for both corporate and private clients. They take great care in making sure that their team is structured in such a way as to provide the necessary support and practical knowledge to ensure that their level of customer service and quality of work is not compromised.

The Role

They currently have a vacancy for a Grounds Maintenance Team Leader. The successful candidate will be in charge of a small team of gardeners responsible for the maintenance of approximately 15 high end gardens for corporate and business clients. You and your team will normally visit 3 sites per day carrying out general garden maintenance duties which will include – mowing, strimming, pruning, weeding, bed preparation and maintenance, replanting as required, leaf clearance, mulching plus general site tidiness. You will be provided with a company van and full range of tools and equipment to carry out your work.

The Applicant

He/she must have previous experience of working within a similar role and have good practical skills in the full range of garden maintenance duties. This should be combined with reasonable plant knowledge, and good man management and communication skills able to organise and delegate the daily work duties efficiently within your team, as well as liaising with clients as required. You should be hard working, with a good eye for detail and be familiar with the safe operation and routine maintenance of most types of garden machinery.

You should have a current full driving licence. The normal working week will be 44hrs plus overtime, holiday entitlement will be 20 days plus 8 days bank holidays.

If this Grounds Maintenance Team Leader 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 Grounds Maintenance Team 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 Grounds Maintenance Team Leader vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener

The owner of this high end, well established company (third generation), aim is for his clients to be surrounded by plants and beautifully created gardens, throughout the seasons. Our client ensures the company is structured in such a way that the quality of gardening as well as the customer service is not compromised. Significant horticultural skills and experience working on private estates are the main criteria for the role of Head Gardener. The current team are dedicated and reliable horticultural trained specialists with a wealth of professionalism and knowledge and are fully in tune with new trends and trade products, delivering the absolute best level of gardening. The private estates are located across Buckinghamshire, London and the home counties regions.

Our client says “Our professional planting teams consist of the most experienced people available in the UK to carry out the safe handling and planting of large trees, fine topiary pieces and instant hedges.”

The Gardens

The Head Gardener will be responsible for their team, working on the 3/4-acre estates that comprise of; arboretums, ponds, manicured lawns (tasks included scarification, aeration), large herbaceous boarders, formal gardens that have, roses, box hedging and topiary. As well as the grounds, the driveways, paths, sitting areas need to be presented to a high standard, clear of debris and clean. Planting will involve creating amazing seasonal flowering borders and/or planters.

The Applicant

Together with excellent plant knowledge and horticultural skills applicants must have the knowledge to ensure garden equipment and machinery are maintained and kept in good working order.

During the working week of 44 hours (additional hours will be paid as overtime) you will visit up to 5 estate gardens managing two Assistant Gardeners, you will need to complete client/job reports to ensure materials etc. are ordered. A company van will be provided, a driving licence and PA1 & PA6 certificates are essential for the Head Gardener role. This is a full time employed position with a company pension and holiday entitlement of 20 days + 8 days bank holidays.

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

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

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

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Contracts Manager - N903

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 southwest London region.

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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Sports Ground Operative - A928

Are you an experienced Sports Ground Operative?

Have you got experience with cricket pitch maintenance?

Are you based in South West London?

Would you like to work for an established company specialising in setting out, marking and maintaining sports pitches and fields?

Key points

The general duties will include:

  • Working effectively as part of a small team marking out and maintaining sports fields 
  • Ensuring quality standards are consistently upheld;
  • Following health and safety policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Acting responsibly and appropriately towards other team members, clients and members of the public; 
  • Complete administration correctly and submit paperwork on time.
  • Hours of work: 8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday + occasional overtime

Tasks will include:

  • Line marking
  • Setting out
  • Mowing
  • Aeration
  • Scarification
  • Application of fertiliser and top-dressing
Must haves

Essential:

  • A full UK driving licence
  • Experience in preparation of cricket pitches
  • Practical experience of sports ground maintenance
  • Practical experience of line marking and setting out
  • Experience in using a broad range of horticultural machinery and equipment

Desirable:

  • PA1 & PA6 spraying tickets
  • Towing entitlement
  • Level 2 qualification in Grounds Maintenance, Sports Turf, Groundsmanship or Amenity Horticulture

Benefits:

  • Training, development and career progression opportunities
  • Uniform and PPE provided
  • 28 days holiday
  • Occasionally weekend short days 1-4 hours paid at double time or more
  • Flexible hours

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

To view more Landscape jobs, click Landscape.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sports Ground Operative 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 Sports Ground Operative vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Skilled Hard Landscaper - S177

Skilled Hard Landscaper required

Our client is an established family run landscaping and garden maintenance company that has been in operation since 2005, building a team of professional and experienced individuals to implement and maintain gardens to the highest standards. The owners of the business have a huge amount of enthusiasm and passion for the projects and services the company provides, quality of the work carried out by a company is often measured in terms of repeat and continued relationships with clients which is what our client has achieved over the years.

 Job Specification:

 Duties will include a variety of tasks such as; 

  • Brickwork
  • Block paving
  • Decking
  • Slabbing
  • Be able to work from plans/drawings
  • Knowledgeable of irrigation systems
  • Material care and maintenance
  • Tool care
  • Liaise with clients
  • Working hours are 07:30 to 5pm Monday to Friday
Person Specification:
  • Several years hard landscaping experience
  • A zest for your profession and the satisfaction of customers.
  • Excellent plant knowledge
  • Speak fluent English
  • Hold a full driving licence
  • Be able to work autonomously
  • Have a desire to learn and progress

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

To view more Landscape jobs, click Landscape.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Skilled Hard Landscaper 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 Skilled Hard Landscaper vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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