Soft Landscape Gardener required
Job ref A173
Our client holds a passion for plants and understands their aesthetic potential and as a company they love creating and maintaining beautiful gardens. Carefully considered planting has the power to transform outdoor spaces, and they specialise in designing and producing sustainable gardens that are successful year after year. With over 30 years’ experience working with some of the UK’s leading garden designers, property developers and architects to design, create, install, and maintain some of London and the South’s finest gardens. They provide advice on all aspects of planting from planning, design, and specimen sourcing to soil management and garden recovery and are Safecontractor accredited, holding their ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management and ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Management certificates. They are now seeking a passionate and enthusiastic gardener to join their professional and skilled horticulturalist team.
As a Soft Landscape Gardener, you will be expected to be practical, adaptable, and skilled in the application of planting and horticulture. The gardens within the client’s portfolio do require expert care, therefore expert plantsman knowledge with high attention to detail is key. There will be occasions to be involved with the maintenance team, ensuring the clients portfolio of maintenance gardens are kept to a high standard. As a Soft Landscape Gardener, you will be hardworking and motivated to achieve high standards of work on every project with the ability to demonstrate working under your own initiative, as well as being an effective team member. There may be occasion where you will be expected to work independently. The successful candidate will be involved in a range of soft landscaping activities which include:
- Garden landscaping
- Monitoring of irrigation systems & water features
- Garden maintenance
- Lawn Mowing
- Hedge cutting
- Pest and disease control
Our client is looking for a friendly, motivated, and reliable candidate to become part of the Soft Landscaping department and contribute to the quality of the service they provide and professionally represent the company. Applicants should have comprehensive hands-on experience in garden care and maintenance and an ability to carry out the finer aspects of horticulture, such as species-specific pruning, as well as the more physically demanding tasks. The suitable candidate will have prior experience working within the soft landscaping environment.
- Deliver first quality services on sites to their specification in a timely and efficient manner
- Demonstrate the ability to work well in a team and be able to follow instructions
- Show a good understanding of all health and safety regulations, and always adhering to them.
- Being able to confidently deal with horticultural maintenance matters on site.
- Excellent communication skills to successfully engage with customers, clients, and team members.
The successful candidate will be a people person, well-mannered and presentable, a full and clean UK driving licence with a strong horticultural knowledge and plant base, horticultural qualification(s) would be an advantage but not essential. Must have the ability to work on their own initiative both in a team and alone with good time management skills. This is also a route for someone who is ambitious to join a progressive company and develop into a role with more responsibility.
The ideal candidate will hold:
- A full UK manual driving licence (required).
- Experience working within a similar environment
- Experience using a range of machinery
PA1/PA6a, NVQ, Chainsaw certificates are desirable, but not essential, and where required the client will assist in the training those certificates. Full uniform and PPE are provided
Working hours are Monday to Friday 8am-4pm, with 20 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays
If this Soft Landscape Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Soft Landscape Gardener 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 Soft Landscape Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.