Landscape Foreman

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Landscape Foreman required

Job Ref J154

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our multi award-winning client as a Soft Landscape Foreman. This is a key role within the Construction division of the business, leading the soft landscaping / horticultural activities to bring design-led horticultural plans to life.

The successful candidate will need to be dynamic, organised and highly motivated, with a proven ability to use their own initiative in order to drive projects forward. They need to have a proven record of accomplishment in delivering high-end soft landscaping projects in line with exacting specification.

They will also need to be a collaborative team worker, able to lead a soft landscaping team, whilst liaising effectively with other stakeholders such as landscape architects, garden designers, hard landscaping foremen, subcontractors, and clients. The candidate will need to organise horticultural resources alongside the overall Site Foreman and the company’s Plant Procurement Specialist to deliver an effective and timely service. Ensuring superb quality in terms of plant / tree health whilst on site is key to realising the garden vision.

Responsibilities include:
  • Reading and actioning site design plans to ensure the horticultural elements are delivered as prescribed
  • Managing landscaping staff on site
  • Reporting to the Contracts Manager and Contracts Director with proven ability to deliver on business objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Liaising and communicating with all external stakeholders whilst sensitively managing those relationships
  • Maintaining and managing all horticultural elements on site to ensure sustained good health
  • Turfing and its maintenance
  • Tree planting – working alongside specialists where required

Requirements for the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Recognised horticultural qualification – able to demonstrate excellent plant knowledge which will be tested on interview
  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • CSCS card
  • Competent in using the appropriate power tools where required
  • Certificates in spraying (PA1 PA6),and Ride-on Mowers would be an advantage but not essential
  • Excellent awareness of Health & Safety and implementing procedures.

Qualities required of the ideal candidate:

  • Ability to work positively in a team with a pro-active and can-do attitude
  • Able to work independently and take ownership for delivering superb quality work every time
  • High levels of energy, self-motivation and the ability to motivate others
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time-management
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet project deadlines
  • Strong work ethic
  • Integrity and discretion
  • A desire to develop personally, whilst also supporting the development of other team members

What you will receive for fulfilling this role:

  • A competitive annual salary depending on experience
  • An annual bonus based on the Company’s overall performance
  • Use of a Company van for business
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank and public holidays
  • Branded uniform
  • PPE
  • Training
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme backed by BUPA
  • Company events
  • Working for one of the UK’s leading award-winning landscaping companies

If this Landscape Foreman vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Landscape Foreman 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 Landscape Foreman vacancy will have been unsuccessful.