Assistant Team Leader – C997

From horticruitment

An excellent career opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Garden Team Leader to join an established company located near Canterbury in Kent.  The company has been in business for over 30 years – a testament to their continued provision of quality service in the gardening and landscape industry.  This role presents a genuine opportunity to move up to a Team Leader position with an associated salary increase, following exemplary performance and the opening of opportunities within the firm.

The company now requires an Assistant Garden Team Leader to work alongside and supervise a small team of existing gardeners on a full-time basis.  The successful candidate will manage their own gardens and on occasion and will deputise on the gardens of their Team Leader colleagues.  The role will predominantly involve supervising two assistant gardeners and tending to numerous, primarily high-end residential block gardens on a scheduled, rotational and hands-on basis.  A driving licence is essential for this role as the successful applicant will drive a company van on a daily basis.  The postholder will be required to drive to London on a 2-3 day per week basis to tend to gardens alongside their colleagues.  This will involve leaving the depot at 05:00 and returning for an early finish at 15:30.

The successful applicant will ideally have the opportunity to assist with various one-off projects of a similar nature on a full-time basis during the winter months, which will ensure continued year-round employment and an opportunity to add to your existing skill set.

The ideal candidate will hold a recognised horticultural qualification and/or considerable gardening experience, will be competent with a range of grounds maintenance machinery and equipment and will be used to working within a team and on their own initiative.  Applicants for this role should have good plant identification skills and garden management experience, ideally on horticulturally diverse estates.

Applicants will need to be competent with a range of garden machinery (and basic maintenance thereof).  Typical daily duties will include hedge cutting, lawn maintenance, pruning, planting, bed/border maintenance, as well as a range of other gardening tasks as they arise.  Competence with back-pack sprayers and a spray ticket (PA1/PA6) is desired.

Applicants must be conscientious and well presented as interaction with property owners on site will be necessary.  Candidates will be diplomatic and have a positive approach to the management of gardeners in training, be flexible in their approach to work, physically fit and have a ‘can-do’ attitude.  Uniforms are provided.  A full UK driving licence is essential, as is your own car for the purpose of travel to and from the rural depot.  The business shuts down between Christmas and New Year.

If this Assistant Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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