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Garden Maintenance Manager

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Garden Maintenance Manager required

Job Ref C876

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Garden Maintenance Manager to join an established company located near Canterbury in Kent.  The company has been in business for over 30 years – a testament to their continued provision of quality service in the gardening and landscape industry.  The primary desire is to increase the presence of the company and as such, this role presents a genuine opportunity to become more involved with the business following exemplary performance and longevity in the role.  The company offer a generous incentive scheme in addition to the stated salary.

The company now requires a Garden Maintenance Manager to work alongside and supervise a small team of existing gardeners on a full-time basis. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will manage the small team in terms of scheduling and supervision across approximately 20 sites between London and Kent. 

-Typical daily duties will include hedge cutting, lawn maintenance, pruning, planting, bed/border maintenance, as well as a range of other gardening tasks as they arise.

-The role will involve tending to numerous commercial and residential properties on a scheduled, rotational and hands-on basis.

-The post holder will be required to drive to London from the Canterbury area on 1-2 days per week to tend to gardens alongside the team in the summer months (fewer days in winter), which will involve leaving the depot at approximately 05:00 and returning for an early finish around 15:30.

-The role will be client-facing, so applicants must be well presented and sociable with a commercial awareness.

-Typical hours are between 06:00 – 15:00/16:00, Monday to Friday. The business closes down between Christmas and New Year.

Key Skills:

-The ideal candidate will hold a recognised horticultural qualification and/or considerable gardening experience in a similar role.

-A driving license is essential for this role as the successful applicant will drive a company vehicle on a daily basis.

-Previous experience in the supervision of other gardeners is desired, as is strong horticultural knowledge.

-Applicants for this role must have good plant identification skills and garden management experience, ideally on horticulturally diverse estates.

-Applicants will need to be competent with a range of garden machinery (and basic maintenance thereof).

-Competence with back-pack sprayers and a spray ticket (PA1/PA6) is required.

Candidates must be diplomatic and have a positive in approach to the management of gardeners in training, be flexible in their approach to work, physically fit and have a ‘can-do’ attitude.  Uniforms are provided.  A full UK driving license is essential for this role. 

If this Garden Maintenance Manager 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 Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Garden Maintenance Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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