Gardens Team Leader

From horticruitment

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Gardens Team Leader required

Job Ref No C700

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Gardens Team Leader 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.  This is a second-in-command role and a career development opportunity for the right candidate to step up into a higher management position.

The company requires a gardener with supervision experience to work alongside and manage between one and six assistant gardeners on a full-time basis.   The role will involve tending to numerous, primarily high-end residential block gardens on a scheduled, rotational and hands-on basis.  A driving licence is essential for this role as is strong plant knowledge, particularly with shrubs and perennials.  The postholder will be required to drive to London for 1-day per week to tend to gardens in the city with the team.  This will involve leaving the depot at 05:30 and returning for an early finish upon completion of the job.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to assist with various one-off projects of a similar nature on a full-time basis during the winter months, which will ensure continued year-round employment and an opportunity to add to your existing skill set.

The ideal candidate will hold a recognised horticultural qualification and considerable gardening experience, will be competent with a range of grounds maintenance machinery and equipment and will be used to working within a team and providing supervision to garden staff.  Applicants for this role should have good plant identification skills and staff supervision experience, with time management skills being of the utmost importance in this role.

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

Applicants must be conscientious and well presented as interaction with property owners on site will be necessary.  Candidates will be diplomatic and have a positive approach to the management of gardeners in training, be flexible in their approach to work, physically fit and have a ‘can-do’ attitude.  

If this Gardens Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or

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