Soft Landscaper

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our multi award-winning client as a Soft Landscaper. This is an important role within the Construction division of our clients business, working with the soft landscaping team to bring design-led horticultural visions to life. The successful candidate will need to be dynamic, positive and highly motivated. They will also be a collaborative team worker, able to take direction, whilst ensuring the delivery of consistent quality work in line with project specifications and deadlines. The candidate will need to support the Soft Landscaping Foreman, as well as working cooperatively with hard landscaping colleagues, designers, sub-contractors and other stakeholders

Responsibilities include:
  • Actioning site design plans to ensure the horticultural elements are delivered as prescribed
  • Maintaining and managing all horticultural elements on site to ensure sustained good health
  • Turfing and its maintenance
  • Tree planting - working alongside specialists where required

Be responsible for stock control within your department including ordering, stocking up, receiving of products following the required procedure, quality control and clearance of slow-moving lines.

Ensure that product prices are in line with budgeted gross margin figures.

Essential requirements
  • Recognised horticultural qualification with the ability to demonstrate good plant knowledge – this is a strong preference, but not essential if experience is proven
  • Driving licence as sites may not be accessible via public transport
  • CSCS card
  • Competent in using the appropriate power tools where required
  • Certificates in spraying (PA1 PA6)
  • Good awareness of Health & Safety and implementing procedure
Qualities required of the ideal candidate:
  • Ability to work positively in a team with a pro-active and can-do attitude
  • Able to work independently and take ownership for delivering superb quality work every time
  • High levels of energy, self-motivation and the ability to motivate others
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time-management
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet project deadlines
  • Strong work ethic
  • Integrity and discretion
  • A desire to develop personally, whilst also supporting the development of other team members
What you will receive for fulfilling this role:
  • A competitive annual salary depending on experience
  • An annual bonus based on the Company’s overall performance
  • May have use of a Company van for business if project requires
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank and public holidays
  • Branded uniform
  • PPE
  • Training
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme backed by BUPA
  • Company events
  • Working for one of the UK’s leading award-winning landscaping companies

If this Soft Landscaper vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

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

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Landscape Foreman

Landscape Foreman required

Job Ref J154

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our multi award-winning client as a Soft Landscape Foreman. This is a key role within the Construction division of the business, leading the soft landscaping / horticultural activities to bring design-led horticultural plans to life.

The successful candidate will need to be dynamic, organised and highly motivated, with a proven ability to use their own initiative in order to drive projects forward. They need to have a proven record of accomplishment in delivering high-end soft landscaping projects in line with exacting specification.

They will also need to be a collaborative team worker, able to lead a soft landscaping team, whilst liaising effectively with other stakeholders such as landscape architects, garden designers, hard landscaping foremen, subcontractors, and clients. The candidate will need to organise horticultural resources alongside the overall Site Foreman and the company’s Plant Procurement Specialist to deliver an effective and timely service. Ensuring superb quality in terms of plant / tree health whilst on site is key to realising the garden vision.

Responsibilities include:
  • Reading and actioning site design plans to ensure the horticultural elements are delivered as prescribed
  • Managing landscaping staff on site
  • Reporting to the Contracts Manager and Contracts Director with proven ability to deliver on business objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Liaising and communicating with all external stakeholders whilst sensitively managing those relationships
  • Maintaining and managing all horticultural elements on site to ensure sustained good health
  • Turfing and its maintenance
  • Tree planting - working alongside specialists where required

Requirements for the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Recognised horticultural qualification – able to demonstrate excellent plant knowledge which will be tested on interview
  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • CSCS card
  • Competent in using the appropriate power tools where required
  • Certificates in spraying (PA1 PA6),and Ride-on Mowers would be an advantage but not essential
  • Excellent awareness of Health & Safety and implementing procedures.

Qualities required of the ideal candidate:

  • Ability to work positively in a team with a pro-active and can-do attitude
  • Able to work independently and take ownership for delivering superb quality work every time
  • High levels of energy, self-motivation and the ability to motivate others
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time-management
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet project deadlines
  • Strong work ethic
  • Integrity and discretion
  • A desire to develop personally, whilst also supporting the development of other team members

What you will receive for fulfilling this role:

  • A competitive annual salary depending on experience
  • An annual bonus based on the Company’s overall performance
  • Use of a Company van for business
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank and public holidays
  • Branded uniform
  • PPE
  • Training
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme backed by BUPA
  • Company events
  • Working for one of the UK’s leading award-winning landscaping companies

If this Landscape Foreman vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@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 Landscape Foreman 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 Foreman vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref J133

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning client as a Maintenance Gardener for a prestigious portfolio of clients.

Our client designs, builds and maintains exceptional gardens and external spaces for high-end properties in West/North London, Surrey and the M4 corridor. Our client has an extensive and varied portfolio of beautiful gardens that needs an exceptional gardener who is committed to delivering a quality horticultural service to our clients.

Responsibilities include:

Day to day responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

Horticulture:
  • All aspects of horticulture; specialised and more general
  • All aspects of lawn care
  • Chemical applications and record keeping (PA1 & PA6 preferable but not essential) – subject to training and supervision as required.
  • Ground clearance and seasonal work
  • Sweeping and maintenance of hard surfaces / furniture within the gardens
  • Tending to beds, borders, and containers
  • Specialised pruning and trimming
  • Maintenance / cleaning of water features and day to day maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Safe operation of machinery subject to training
As well as exceptional horticultural ability the candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills / qualities:
  • Cooperative and enthusiastic nature
  • Ability to work positively in a team
  • Willing to take direction and follow instruction as required
  • Able to work independently and take ownership for work
  • High levels of energy and self-motivation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A pro-active and can-do attitude
  • Good time-management
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong work ethic
  • Integrity and discretion
  • A desire to develop personally and undertake training
Essential requirements
  • A full clean driving licence required for candidates doing a mobile round.
  • A company van is part of the package

Full-time position 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays. Uniform, PPE and relevant training will be provided.

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimmel on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com

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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 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 Area Supervisor

Plant Area Supervisor required

Job Ref K008

We are seeking an experienced Plant Area Supervisor for our client in West Byfleet, Surrey. Our client has been in the horticulture business since 1979 and continues to grow, with six stores in the southeast of England. They offer a friendly, supportive, and inclusive environment and are seeking a candidate to bring their plant knowledge and passion to the team.

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the Plants department assisting the Manager with the day-to-day running of the department.
  • Involved in the Planning & Management of the plant team.
  • Liaising with the plant buyer on weekly stock intake.
  • To oversee and run the department in the Managers absents.
  • Dealing with customer enquiries and taking payment for customer home plant deliveries.
  • General housekeeping of the department.
Skills and Experience
  • Previous experience Supervising a large team.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working within the horticultural industry.
  • You are enthusiastic and approachable.
  • Good customer service skills.

If this Plant Area Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Kieran Ellen on 01233 732767 or kieran@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 Area 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 Plant Area Supervisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Production Manager

Production Manager required

Job Ref K011

We are seeking an experienced Nursery Production Manager for our client in Woking, Surrey. Our client specialises in the sale of living plants to Garden Designers and Landscaping companies, orders are facilities either by delivery or through the Cash & Carry located on site.

Our client is also forward thinking about their environmental impact by utilizing biological controls over chemical pesticides and using 50% peat reduced compost and, since 2021, have put their own production of compost to peat free.

Responsibilities
  • To oversee the day to day running of the nursery production and stock control functions.
  • To ensure timely, accurate and efficient completion of production tasks.
  • To identify areas of inefficiency and work with the rest of the management team to put in place improved procedures.
  • To identify strengths and weaknesses amongst the office and production team and to train and motivate them to achieve the required standards of performance.
  • To ensure that all Company Policies are adhered to.
  • To maintain morale and discipline amongst head office staff.
Duties
  • Ensuring communications are maintained between yourself and the rest of the Production Team to discuss and prioritise work.
  • Manage the production team to lead their workload, preparing worksheets for stock control and production teams and keeping the work board updated,
  • Producing weekly potting plans and monitoring the quality and timeliness of completion.
  • Preparing an annual Production plan and liaising with suppliers and the propagator to ensure that all young plant material is available on a timely basis.
  • Monitoring crops ensuring P&D issues are identified and crops are moved to a saleable state on a timely basis.
  • Manage rotation of stock and space to facilitate efficiency of potting tasks.
  • Routinely assessing effectiveness of the irrigation systems.
  • Using Growmaster software to inform the production schedules, raise purchase orders and manage stock numbers and locations.
  • Working with the MD and the senior managers to develop the Company’s systems for the purpose of improving efficiency and accuracy of the relevant processes.
  • Assist in researching and developing responses to regulatory change.

If this Production Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Kieran Ellen on 01233 732767 or kieran@horticruitment.com.

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

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

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Houseplant Manager

Houseplant Manager

Job Ref J186

Our client has grown to include six stores in the Southeast of England. From a few employees in 1979 to over 700 employees in 2024, our client is a growing company with opportunities for staff to develop and learn.

They are looking for someone who can manage personalities and plants! If you can give clear instructions, are happy to get your hands dirty and can represent your department in a dynamic environment, then you could be their next Houseplant Manager.

You will care for the plants and keep things tidy whilst sharing your knowledge and expertise with customers. Helping the manager to co-ordinate the team’s priorities and keeping plants healthy and organised will be amongst your daily duties.

Key responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the Houseplants department; to oversee and run the department.
  • Work with the buyer to assist with seasonal changes and product planning.
  • Involved in creating seasonal displays within the store.
  • Monitor stock levels, ensuring adequate stock is available to meet customer demand.
  • Involved in the planning & management of the plant team.
  • Liaising with the plant buyer on weekly stock intake.
  • Dealing with customer enquiries and taking payment for customer home plant deliveries.
  • General housekeeping of the department.

Candidate Experience/Qualifications:

  • Previous experience managing a team.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working within the horticultural industry.
  • You are enthusiastic and approachable.
  • Good customer service skills
What our client offers:
  • Free onsite parking
  • 15% Staff discount
  • Training and development with opportunities to forge a career with us.
  • Pension plan
  • Holiday entitlement of 28 days, including bank holidays

This is a full-time permanent vacancy working 42.5 per week- Monday- Friday with rota’d day off and alternate weekends.

If this Houseplant Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@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 Houseplant 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 Houseplant Manager will have been unsuccessful.

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Gardener

An excellent full time and permanent opportunity has arisen for a gardener / groundskeeper with a passion for lawn care and garden maintenance to work within the beautiful gardens of a private estate in North Surrey.

The private estate encompasses 13-acres of land, which includes a 9-acre modern garden designed by a renowned contemporary landscape and garden designer. The garden contains formal lawns with wild meadow grass sections and grass herbaceous borders. Set out geometrically, the garden also contains extensive hedging made up of Yew, Beech and Box, with a stream to one side of the garden and woodland / parkland on the other.

The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for the estate’s lawn care, which equates to approximately 40% of the extensive grounds. Separated into wild meadow and high standard lawn, in addition the estate includes formal lawns up to a bowling green standard. You will be reporting into the head gardener and join him along with other team members as custodians of the grounds, working as part of the small gardening and maintenance team ensuring the lawns and garden are kept to the highest standards throughout the seasons, aligning with the estate owner’s requirements.

It will be the responsibility of the gardener / groundskeeper to ensure all turf care is maintained and well kept, including mowing lawns, treating, feeding, fertilising and when necessary, assisting the rest of the team with their duties. Both formal lawns are fully irrigated thus an understanding and knowledge of the maintenance and operation of irrigation systems would be beneficial. Duties will vary naturally throughout the seasons and will include leaf collection and clearing snow. Other responsibilities may include planting, watering, transplanting, controlling diseases, insects, and weeds.

The ideal candidate will have had experience in all aspects of lawncare; could be from or working within a greenkeeping environment; a non-smoker with a keen eye for details, meticulous in the maintenance of high standards, taking pride in their work, reliable and able to work with complete discretion.

The working hours would be Monday – Friday 07:00 to 16:00 changing to 07:30 to 16:30 throughout the winter period. Included are two 30-minute breaks, at 09:30 and 13:00. Work benefits include a workplace pension and a private healthcare package.

SALARY:        Up to £35,000 DOE    
LOCATION: North Surrey
JOB No:          EC62660

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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 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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Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref W008

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Gardener to join a very well-respected award-winning company on a permanent basis. The company has been responsible for numerous very high-profile projects and sites for many years and are now looking to add to the team on one such site near Woking, Surrey.  The company are offering an hourly rate of £12.81 with time and a half on Saturdays and double time on Sundays.  A free bus from Woking station and Datchet is offered to employees, if required, to the site in question.

The high-profile commercial site comprises primarily of lawn and hedges, with some beds/borders and young to mature trees.  The job role will involve mowing, weeding, hedge cutting, spraying and using a range of garden machinery.

The following will be expected of the successful candidate:

  • Routine maintenance of the site to a high standard, alongside the existing team.
  • Working to contractual procedures to ensure compliance with maintenance guidelines.
  • Demonstrate a high level of detail and motivation with a strong work ethic and ability to work well as part of a team.

Applicants must possess the following:

  • Basic horticultural knowledge including the ability to visually identify weeds.
  • Excellent practical skills in all areas of garden maintenance including the use of petrol-powered garden machinery.
  • Good physical fitness and an ability to follow instruction where necessary.
  • A CSCS Card and PA1/PA6 spraying licence are desirable, though training can be provided if necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most respected and established firms in their field on a full-time permanent basis.  Candidates must prove eligibility to work in the UK.  Strict security checks will be undertaken prior to employment.

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 732767 or tom@horticruitment.com.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view 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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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 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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Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener

Job Ref ADV503

We are an established garden maintenance company and we require a full time gardener to join one of our teams covering Kingston, Thames Ditton, Richmond, Cobham and the surrounding areas.

The right candidate will be working as part of a team maintaining mostly residential gardens.

We are looking for people that have previous gardening experience of a minimum of 3 years.

Key duties -

  • General garden maintenance
  • Pruning
  • Hedge cutting
  • Border work
  • Soft landscaping
  • Some hard landscaping
  • Working as part of a team

To be successful an applicant must have:-

  • 3 plus years gardening experience
  • Good plant knowledge
  • Working knowledge of tools and machinery used in garden maintenance
  • Hold a full, clean driving licence (preferable but not essential)
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Have qualifications in horticulture
  • Be fluent in English

There is potential to grow and flourish within our teams and gain experience in lots of different gardens with the opportunity to progress to Team Leader for the right candidate. There will also be opportunities to work within our landscaping teams too.

www.lawnstolandscapes.co.uk

This 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.

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


Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref ADV498

Our family run business constructs and maintains prestigious gardens across Surrey. We pride ourselves in attention to detail, quality work and making your project a pleasurable experience from start to finish.  We take in a variety of landscaping and garden maintenance projects.

The role is for an enthusiastic maintenance gardener to maintain various commercial homes around Surrey and the surrounding areas. We look after everything in the gardens from the maintenance to planting to Landscaping.

An exciting opportunity for a gardener looking to improve their skills and be part of a friendly and growing team. At least 1 years experience necessary, driving license preferable but not essential. Applicant must be capable of safely using garden machinery.

Excellent communication skills are required and due to the nature of the contracts, all staff must be DBS checked (we can take care of this).

Applicant must be able to meet in the Epsom area early in the morning to allow for travel to site.

Salary

Up to £30,000 depending on age and experience.

This 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.

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