Garden Team Leader

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Garden Team Leader required

Job Ref T803

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a team leader to join a garden maintenance and landscaping firm in central London. The client has over 20 years’ experience in landscape design and construction of gardens in London and the Home Counties, and a team of highly skilled and motivated landscapers and gardeners who work to a high standard. Our client believes a garden should not be a static space that looks the same year after year – it should improve and grow over time, and thrive throughout the seasons, and they have the vision and skill to develop gardens to attain their full potential, and then take them beyond that.

Job Brief

With a high demand for our client’s services, a team leader is required. He / She and will work with one other colleague; take full responsibility of a van and tools and lead the decision-making process on what needs doing with each gardening maintenance visit. As a Team Leader and a Professional Gardener, you will be hands-on and knowledgeable in all areas of gardening and experienced in leading a small team. The team leader will have a professional approach in all dealings with the client and whilst on their property. He / She will demonstrate the ability to prioritise and problem solve when required to be cost and time effective. Attention to detail is really important in all aspects of the job.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible to train and develop their team to produce the best results.

  • Guide and support team members to ensure that jobs are completed as per quote within the allotted timescale and with 100% customer satisfaction.
  • Ensuring health and safety is adhered to at all times, and a safe working practice is undertaken
  • Daily cleaning and inspection of equipment and ensuring that the team respect all tools, equipment and machinery including the van and treat it as their own
Candidate Skills

Applicants will have a proven record of professionally maintaining gardens to a high standard, skills must include mowing, weeding, lawn care, seasonal pruning, topiary work and hedge cutting. Good general plant knowledge on trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and weed identification is a requirement. He / She will be good at working towards deadlines, be able to identify, plan and action short and long-term improvements to the gardens in their care, have a high attention to detail and have effective and respectful communication skills with other members of the team, the public and clients.  The successful candidate will be self-motivated, physically fit and enjoy working in all weathers. A good knowledge of Health and Safety with respects to gardening and landscaping.

The ideal candidate will hold:

  • A full clean UK manual driving licence held for 2 years + (required).
  • Several years’ experience working within a similar environment
  • Experience using a range of machinery
  • Good horticultural knowledge
  • A good understanding of pests and diseases and their treatment

PA1/PA6a, NVQ are desirable, but not essential

Each morning, the day will start at 7:15am meeting on site in Fulham and the van will be ready for leaving the unit by 7:30am ready to begin work at 8am with a finish time of 5pm (season allowing).

The position is Monday to Friday, 45 hours per week. Overtime is available during the summer months.

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

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