Horticultural Supervisor

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Horticultural Supervisor required

Job Ref P902

Our client based in Central London are seeking a Horticultural Supervisor to manage and inspire their Horticultural team to ensure the delivery of experiences that are representative of Covent Garden as a world class destination. To help curate and support the design objectives and vision for Covent Garden. Deliver seasonal changeovers, one-off installations and ongoing maintenance of all planting across the estate.

You would be required to ensure that your contractual obligations are fulfilled to an exceptional standard and in accordance with statutory compliance. Work alongside the client, colleagues and supply partners to build relationships and develop a one team approach. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

-Act as an ambassador of Covent Garden and seek out opportunities to provide visitors and occupiers with friendly conversation and background information of the plants used and upcoming installations.

-Provide line management for the Horticultural team, coordinate their daily duties and manage holiday cover/sick leave.

-Coordinate deliveries, the use of consumables and the provision and maintenance of all hand tools, equipment and machinery.

-Track expenditure and report to the finance department monthly.

-Manage the apprenticeship scheme and employment of apprentices, provide supervision where required.

-Maintain a high level of H&S awareness, ensuring compliance with statutory regulations at all times.

-Design and present seasonal installations for approval by the client.

-Attend seminars and exhibitions with a view to promoting Covent Garden, sharing best practice and developing innovation.

-Update social media feeds with regular good news stories and photographs.

-Manage the maintenance, repair and replacement of all pots, hanging baskets, and box planters.

-Maintain all plants, trees, shrubs, climbers, perennials and annuals.

-Ensure the safe use and maintenance of equipment such as the water bowser, hedge trimmers and hand tools.

-Maintain a high level of presentation in all areas and report and areas for improvement.

-Manage the maintenance and repair of any garden furniture, outside structures and adhoc installations.

The Candidate:

This is an active and visible role requiring excellent customer relationships with senior client property team members, sound commercial and supplier management skills as well as keen business ability.

-A degree qualification in Horticulture or Garden Design is desirable.

-Candidates are sought who have experience with large scale, high end installations, managing or supervision a team and a flair for design.

-Knowledge or COSHH and IOSH training is desirable.

The hours of work are Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm with some weekend work during the summer months.

If this Horticultural Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Danielle Moss on 01233 732767 or

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