Maintenance Team Leader

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Maintenance Team Leader required

Job Ref N555

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Garden Maintenance Team Leader to join a friendly team with a well-respected company based in Sevenoaks. The company offers a full garden maintenance service for private and commercial clients in the wider area. Established since 2008 the majority of business continues to be generated via positive word of mouth; a testament to the high level of service provided by the team

Job Description:

Due to continued increase in business, a Maintenance Team Leader is required to join the team on a full-time permanent basis. Applicants must be conscientious and well presented with a positive attitude, as some interaction with property owners will be expected. You should be willing to work in all weather conditions and be physically able to undertake typical garden maintenance tasks with good attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be experienced in a range of gardening duties such as:

  • Hedge cutting
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Strimming
  • Leaf clearing
  • Pruning and planting
  • Bed and border maintenance
Candidate Skills 

Applicants should have a good level of maintenance gardening experience, good physical fitness, proficiency with a range of grounds maintenance machinery, and a positive friendly attitude. You will be guided by the general manager and owner where necessary, with support for the role. Candidates must:

  • Have reasonable plant knowledge, with a recognised horticultural qualification being highly desirable
  • Competence using most garden machinery
  • Be confident leading a team of two, occasionally three Maintenance Gardeners
  • Professionally liaise with customers when on site
  • Be able to tow a trailer with a ride on lawn mower
  • PA1 and PA6 spray certificates would be beneficial but not essential
  • A full UK driving licence and your own transport to and from work is essential

A typical working week will be Monday to Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm, however applications should expect seasonal variation, Candidates will be required to work 1 in 3 Saturdays on a rota basis.

This is a full time, permanent role with 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays

If this Maintenance Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or

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