Garden Maintenance Team Leader

Garden Maintenance Team Leader required

Job Ref L840

Since 2015, our client has been providing a complete garden service for their customers, from start to finish, undertaking landscaping projects in London and the South of England. Managing the whole cycle from the initial design concept, through to construction and completion of a fully landscaped garden as well as the ongoing aftercare and maintenance. Priding themselves on delivering excellent service to their customers, as a company they are passionate about creating beautiful, highly cherished and interesting landscapes. They are now looking for a Garden Maintenance Team Leader with a similar mindset and love of all things horticulture to keep the gardens looking to the highest of standards.

Job Brief

The successful candidate will lead a mobile maintenance team on their daily round ensuring they can deliver the highest standards of garden management service to their lovely customers. Acting as a working team leader you will be responsible for directing tasks in each of their gorgeous high-end domestic gardens. It is important that the Garden Maintenance Team Leader can promote horticultural excellence and best practice, acting as an ambassador for the award-winning company and will take pride in meeting the high expectations of their customers. The Garden Maintenance Team Leader will take ownership of day-to-day garden maintenance tasks and customer relations, leading a team, organising workload and delivering excellent quality of workmanship in a safe working environment.

Responsibilities & Duties:
  • All aspects of Garden Maintenance within high end domestic gardens.
  • Leading a small mobile team to ensure that a high quality of workmanship is delivered, and customer & company expectations are always exceeded.
  • Providing a responsive and professional service to our customers and delivering effective communication.
  • Dealing promptly with issues arising and escalating them immediately to their line manager.
  • To comply with Health & Safety legislation and company policies and procedures. To promote a safe and positive work environment.
  • To record visits, workload and issues using the electronic solution in place.
  • To be responsible for planning and scheduling activity and ensuring resources are in place to deliver service in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Responsibility for ensuring productivity and the upselling of our services.
  • A flexible and mobile approach as travel between sites is required.

Candidates will be required to travel into London potentially 3-4 days per week, so candidates must be comfortable with this level of commute. Locations are predominately West and South West London with locations including Notting Hill, Holland Park, Chelsea, Wandsworth, Richmond, Putney and Wimbledon.

Candidate Skills:

Ultimately the Maintenance Team Leader should be able to ensure the smooth running of the portfolio of gardens and contribute to the organisational effectiveness of the company while managing a small team of horticulturalists. Strong organisational skills and time management along with a natural proficiency in written and verbal communication will be an integral part of the successful candidate’s skill set as well as being able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced and demanding environment.

  • A recognised horticultural qualification or proven, comparable experience and knowledge is strongly desired.
  • Previous experience in horticultural management is essential.
  • Candidates much have a genuine passion for horticulture, the environment and current horticultural best practice.
  • Candidates should be organised, self-motivated, innovative, proactive and an excellent communicator.
  • A proficient level of financial and commercial acumen is desired but not essential.

Please note for this role candidates are required to hold a full, clean UK driving license.

What our client offers:

  • Company vehicle
  • Numerous incentives offered for various aspects including completion of training, imputing towards the company’s social media channels as well as through the employee referral scheme.
  • Paid day off on your birthday
  • A friendly, warm and supportive work environment.
  • Competitive salary.
  • 20 days annual leave + bank holidays

If this Garden Maintenance Team Leader 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 Garden 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  Garden Maintenance Team Leader will have been unsuccessful.

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Experienced Gardener

An exciting opportunity for an experienced gardener, to join a small and prospering award-winning garden management company throughout Surrey, taking part in all general and specialist duties, and assisting in the steady expansion of the business, leading to a complete team and garden management role.

Our client is responsible for maintaining and developing several large award-winning private gardens in and around the Surrey area and strive for the highest maintenance standards where attention to detail is key, providing a personal service, which is unique to each individual client.

Job Description:

As a member of the team, you must have comprehensive experience and knowledge of working in gardens to a high standard, an understanding of managing gardens annually, and dealing with plants with the correct horticultural practice. In the role you will have the opportunity to develop client and garden designer relationships, so a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and a drive to go the extra mile are essential. It is important you have good teamwork skills and if necessary are keen to take instruction. Most of all, we would like you to bring a proactive and flexible approach to the role and to integrate into our client’s small but growing team.

Your duties will include: -

  • Competent at the annual management of various gardens, solely or in a team, to ensure that quality and visual appearance are maximised through correct horticultural practice. To include:
  • Topiary, trees & hedges, annual lawn care, organic vegetable & fruit, plant care & pruning, pest & disease control, plant fertilisation, flower bed on going management, seasonal pot displays, machinery, and tool management.
  • Be customer and standards focused and always demand the best – whether that be from your own work or that of your colleagues.
  • Aware of all practices garden related.
  • Plan, implement and achieve garden maintenance schedules using provided digital software.
  • Provide proactive excellent customer service and provide good advice to customers, understanding their garden requirements.
  • Be able to suggest improvements to the garden, pruning, planting, border layout, P&D management.
  • Managing, motivating, and instructing a team of staff and ensuring suitable standards are met.
  • Ensuring health & safety standards are achieved.
Key Skills:
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience within the industry managing a range of gardening skills annually.
  • A RHS Level 2 certificate in horticulture or equivalent experience.
  • Able to reliably commute to a location in Puttenham, Surrey before work commences.
  • A genuine interest in gardens, working outdoors, and horticulture.
  • A drive to progress in your future career.
  • An understanding of plants and trees, including botanical names, pests, diseases, and management requirements.
  • Knowledge and use of general garden duties, organisation and management of gardens, pedestrian mowers, hedge trimmers, general garden machinery.
  • Driving license.

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

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Experienced 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 Experienced 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.

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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


Plants Supervisor

Plants Supervisor required

Job Ref A760

Our client has a family-run independently owned garden centre serving the community for many years. Implementing high standards and competitive prices that our clients’ customers have come to enjoy and expect from the owners. The Garden Centre has a large range of products, including outdoor plants, shrubs and trees; houseplants; cut flowers and floristry; giftware and cards; garden tools; garden sundries; chemicals; toys; food; stoneware, aggregates, timber and fencing.

Our client’s plants manager needs an enthusiastic supervisor to help them manage a large variety of plants and shrubs. The ideal candidate will be 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 this opportunity is for you!

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

Job Description:
Responsibilities would include but not limited to: -
  • Responsible for the plants department to assist 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.
Applicants will ideally have:
  • 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.

Benefits: Free onsite parking, 15% Staff discount, training and development with opportunities to forge a career with the client, pension plan and holiday entitlement of 29 days, including bank holidays.

Working hours: Full-time 42.5 hrs per week, Monday- Friday with rota’d day off and alternate weekends.

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

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

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Retail Team Leader

Retail Team Leader

Job Ref: P306

Our client is a very successful Garden Centre chain with several sites across the south of the UK.  They produce inspiring environments that engage customers and provide high quality products and services. 

Job Brief

The successful candidate will be accountable for leading a team of around 10 staff to deliver a successful department, managing visual changes, motivating, and managing people, managing stock replenishment processes, working closely with other department heads. Working full time, with alternate weekends and 6pm finishes. This is a great environment for someone looking to move into a retail management role with a difference. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Drive and support high levels of customer service across both departments.
  • Effective deployment of team.
  • Assisting other departments with workforce and practical assistance.
  • Review and adjust staffing level where necessary.
  • Undertake recruitment and induction of all seasonal and sundries staff.
  • In conjunction with the trading manager identify staff development need and actively support professional development of all staff in the department.
  • Support the trading manager in building a sales focused team.
  • Ensure staff within the department effectively store and handle products to minimise losses and maximise stock availability.
  • Ensure a high standard of housekeeping within the department.
  • Ensure a safe working environment is maintained in line with companies health and safety policy.
Candidate Skills 

The appointed person will possess retail management experience, ideally managed a team of 5 – 10.

As the Team Leader, you’ll need to have the following experience:

  • Proven customer service experience.
  • Good line management skills to guide, develop and motivate teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A strong understanding of EPOS systems.
  • Strong organisational skills to balance own and team’s workload.
  • Ability to use own initiative and problem solve.
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation.

If this Retail Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact us on 01233 732767 or info@horticruitment.com

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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

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Plants Supervisor

Plants Supervisor required.

Job Ref: A755

Our client has a family-run independently owned garden centre serving the community for many years. Implementing high standards and competitive prices that our clients’ customers have come to enjoy and expect from the owners. The Garden Centre has a large range of products, including outdoor plants, shrubs and trees; houseplants; cut flowers and floristry; giftware and cards; garden tools; garden sundries; chemicals; toys; food; stoneware, aggregates, timber and fencing.

Our client’s plants manager needs an enthusiastic supervisor to help them manage a large variety of plants and shrubs. The ideal candidate will be 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 this opportunity is for you!

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

Job Description:
Responsibilities would include but not limited to: -
  • Responsible for the plants department to assist 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.
Applicants will ideally have:
  • 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.

Benefits: Free onsite parking, 15% Staff discount, training and development with opportunities to forge a career with the client, pension plan and holiday entitlement of 29 days, including bank holidays.

Working hours: Full-time 42.5 hrs per week, Monday- Friday with rota’d day off and alternate weekends.

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

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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

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Skilled Landscape Gardener

Skilled Landscape Gardener required

Job Ref: B252

Existing for over 20 years, our client is a well-established landscape design and build company based in Surrey with an impeccable reputation within the industry. The director of the business is a multi-award-winning garden designer, who works alongside clients and their expert team to design and build beautiful outdoor spaces. Their style focuses on combining contemporary design with soft, cottage-style planting for their all-domestic clients. Due to their increasing popularity, they are now looking for a Landscape Gardener to join the team who can work alongside their existing team of knowledgeable horticulturalists.

The Job:

Duties of the Landscape Gardener will include the maintenance and upkeep of domestic gardens as well as assisting in the installations of new designs. This position is a fantastic opportunity for candidates looking to gain good technical gardening skills, establish a good working knowledge of plants and garden machinery, the role will involve the use of a range of horticultural machinery. It is important that applicants are enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative as well as in a team environment. Tasks will include the following:

  • Maintaining gardens to the highest standard of horticultural practice
  • Plant and border maintenance
  • Planting, pruning, weeding and mulching
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a pro-active approach to work
  • Liaising with customers and staff
  • Be aware of health and safety on site
Key Skills:

The person appointed will be working within a small team, and when necessary, on a sole basis. It’s important that candidates have good communication skills, combined with a pro-active and flexible approach to their duties. The ideal candidate will hold:

  • Existing plant knowledge with a horticultural qualification being desirable but not essential
  • Experience working in a similar role
  • Exceptional attention to detail, have a creative flare and a passion for learning
  • Be punctual, tidy in appearance and have good “common sense”

Please note that a full clean driving licence is essential for this role

Working hours for this post are 7:30am-5pm Monday to Friday with a 30-minute break.

If this Skilled Landscape Gardener 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 Skilled Landscape 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 Skilled Landscape Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Sole Gardener

An enthusiastic and hands-on Sole Gardener is required on a full time and permanent basis to maintain and develop the gardens of a beautiful private Estate situated near Weybridge, Surrey. The property is set within approximately 4 acres and includes various formal lawns, mixed herbaceous planting, formally clipped yew and Buxus, wildflower area, pleached hedging, small vegetable garden, greenhouse, several espalier trained fruit trees and wall trained roses.

The gardens also contain a swimming pool and tennis court which are generally maintained by contractors. This is a sole gardener position; however, the successful candidate will be required to manage additional contractors when required. Although this garden is established there is plenty of opportunity for the new sole gardener to make an impression as the owners are open to new ideas with regards to its development.

The Sole Gardener will have a hands-on role in the daily care and continuous development of the garden. They will be confident planning and executing the seasonal maintenance of the gardens. The ideal candidate will have an academic horticultural qualification and at least 5 years’ experience working on a private estate. He / She will be able to identify a wide range of plants, pests and diseases, soil conditions, together with knowledge of their requirements to thrive. Ideally candidates will have experience maintaining herbaceous borders, topiary, and wildflower meadows. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, physically fit, and confident working autonomously.

This is an excellent opportunity and would suit someone with a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required. There is a wide range of garden machinery available for use and the gardener will have the ability to operate and carry out basic maintenance of the garden machinery. Generally, the gardens are maintained without the need for pesticides however, PA1 & PA6 qualifications would be useful for the control of weeds on the hard surfaces.

SALARY:        Up to £30,000 DOE
LOCATION: Weybridge, Surrey
JOB No:          EC55324

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

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Junior Gardener

Junior Gardener required

Job Ref T707

Existing for over 20 years, our client is a well-established landscape design and build company based in Surrey with an impeccable reputation within the industry. The director of the business is a multi-award-winning garden designer, who works alongside clients and their expert team to design and build beautiful outdoor spaces. Their style focuses on combining contemporary design with soft, cottage-style planting for their all-domestic clients. Due to their increasing popularity, they are now looking for a Junior Gardener to join the team who can grow and develop into an experienced gardener under the guidance of their existing team of knowledgeable horticulturalists.

The Job:

Duties of the Junior Gardener will include the maintenance and upkeep of domestic gardens as well as assisting in the installations of new designs. This position is a fantastic opportunity for candidates looking to gain good technical gardening skills, establish a good working knowledge of plants and garden machinery and the role will involve the use of a range of horticultural machinery. It is important that applicants are enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative as well as in a team environment. Tasks will include the following:

  • Maintaining gardens to the highest standard of horticultural practice
  • Plant and border maintenance
  • Planting, pruning, weeding and mulching
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a pro-active approach to work
  • Liaising with customers and staff
  • Be aware of health and safety on site
Key Skills:

The person appointed will be working within a small team, and when necessary, on a sole basis. It’s important that candidates have good communication skills, combined with a pro-active and flexible approach to their duties. The ideal candidate will hold:

  • Existing plant knowledge with a horticultural qualification; this is desirable but not essential
  • Exceptional attention to detail, have a creative flare and a passion for learning
  • Be punctual, tidy in appearance and have good “common sense”

Please note that a full clean driving licence is essential for this role

Working hours for this post are 7:30am-5pm Monday to Friday with a 30-minute break.

If this Junior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@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.

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 Junior 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 Junior Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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