Soft Landscape Team Leader

From horticruitment

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Soft Landscape Team Leader

Job Ref K629

For more than 30 years, our client has been delivering high quality soft landscaping services to property developers across Southern England. The team of landscaping professionals excel in all aspects of delivering best in class soft landscaping for many of the country’s largest property developers. By managing projects with the skill and experience their clients have come to expect, on time delivery is at the heart of the business. They take pride in the presentation of the development and never loses sight of the objective; to present developments people want to call home. The client understands they have two customers to satisfy; the developer and the home buyer, which is why open communication channels for the duration of each project is vital.

As our client continues to grow and expand, they are recruiting three experienced Soft Landscaping Team Leaders. As the Team Leader you will be leading a small team of Soft Landscapers on new home developments installing the soft landscaping to show homes, open spaces and plots.

As the Team Leader you will be responsible for producing high quality works for your team and delivering the required output per operative.

Tasks will include:

-Reading plans and setting out planting accordingly

-Turfing to the highest standards including prep, levels and laying

-Planting Shrubs, Trees, Hedging, Flower Beds to plan and with attention to detail with preparation and watering accordingly

-Working with the site managers, agents and customer service representatives ensuring they are fully aware of what the team are doing and continually taking feedback for the business to act upon

-Bark mulching to enhance the works completed

-Ensuring your team always comply with all Health and Safety guidance

-Ensure all PPE and full company uniform is always worn

-Ensure all machinery and vehicles are used correctly and kept in excellent condition, including cleanliness

-Clean all working areas thoroughly before leaving site.

-Ensure you and your team are providing a quality service and workmanship is always of the highest standard.

-Before leaving site, allow 15 minutes on your own to check all works complete for that day. If it is not acceptable, stay until the quality is acceptable.

Requirements for the position:

-Minimum of 2 years soft landscaping experience

-Minimum of 1 years Team Leader experience

-Full clean UK driving licence (and transport to get to the yard)

-Recognised Horticultural qualification at NVQ 3 or above

-Highly organised with a desire to progress in your chosen career

Desired experienced:

-CSCS Card (higher site qualifications will attract increased pay)

-Trailer licence, PA1 and PA6 spraying, tractor, 360 digger, dumper, CAT and GEN scanner will all attract pay at the higher end of the scale


-Highly competitive salary to match your skills and experience

-Pension scheme

-20 Days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and your birthday. Extra Day per year after initial 2 years to a maximum of 25 days

-Travel time to and from the yard to site paid

-Overtime after 45 hour contracted hours per week

-Uniform and PPE supplied

If this Soft Landscape Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or

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