Landscape Foreman – R021

From horticruitment

Our Client has been established for over 20 years and have been involved in commercial soft landscaping right across the South East, spanning as far north as Peterborough and as far west as Bristol. They have completed landscape schemes for a wide variety of clients, including company headquarters, new schools and academies, business and retail parks, superstores and industrial estates, as well as involvement in ecologically sensitive areas. The business has had a change of ownership in the last two years and a new CEO recently. They are currently looking for a motivated and skilled Landscape Foreman for a variety of soft landscape construction projects.

Job Description:

Team supervision Ensure team are on site on time, breaks are monitored, uniform and PPE are worn correctly and site is left in a good state each day in a safe and secure location.
Reporting absence To lead on compliance with absence reporting procedure, ensuring team communicate and absence is recorded correctly.
Health and Safety Ensure all Health and Safety criteria onsite is met. Report any issues to the Contracts manager and ensure reporting mechanisms are used.
Supervision of deliveries Oversee onsite deliveries. Ensure any issues are communicated ahead of time. To oversee safe delivery and off load of all deliveries. All materials are to be checked upon delivery. No operatives or foreman are to enter the delivery vehicle. Check the quality of stock, any defective/damaged stock i.e. twisted/broken trees are to be rejected. Inform your contracts manager immediately before delivery leaves.
Site issues/queries Ensure all issues/queries are reported to your Contracts Manager and the office immediately so they can be dealt with, with quality management in mind.
Care of company property Ensure all company property is looked after. Carry out daily pre-start checks to each tool that has an engine. Ensure that ALL tools and equipment are cleaned twice per month thoroughly and after each use. Vehicles are to be left clean inside at all times and washed weekly. If medical kit is used, inform the office once supplies are running low. Ensure there is always enough eye wash for two people for both eyes at all times. All tools and equipment to be stored safely and returned to the van each day. Any maintenance required should be carried out as required.
Daily updates Keep lines of communication open with your Supervisor and Manager. Ensure reporting and emails are checked/completed daily. 
Works evidence Before and after images are to be taken each day of the works carried out by yourself and your operatives (no exceptions). To be sent to your office Contracts Administrator (email and contact number will be provided)
Training It will be your responsibility to ensure that you and your team are working to the required standard. These standards and training methods will be monitored by your Contracts Manager and senior management and will form part of your PDR review.
Site responsibilities You will be responsible for direct conversations with the site manager. Each morning you need to carry out a ten-minute daily risk assessment. Ensure all paperwork is logged/retained correctly.
Near miss & Accident reports You will be responsible for informing your Supervisor/Manager and the office if you or anyone within your team encounter a near miss.

Near miss/accident reports are to be completed in full and submitted to the office for record and to allow the safety manager to advise of any control measures required.


RAMS & Toolbox Talk signatures At the start of each job you will be required to carry out a toolbox talk (TBT) for each task on site you are likely to carry out (provided inside the RAMS folder) These are to be read to your operatives and signed by each member. Any new operative on site MUST carry out a TBT.

You will be required to ensure your operatives read, understand then sign the risk assessment and method statement pack given to you on the first day of a new site.

Quality Management Assist your contracts manager to monitor and record quality control measures during project completion from start to finish. Ensure you keep good communication with your manager. Issue resolution and improvements to be communicated and recorded.

Key Skills:

  • Previous experience as a Foreman or Team Leader within the landscape construction industry.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and execute work efficiently.
  • Good leadership skills are also important as are good organisational skills and an eye for detail.
  • Good horticultural and plant knowledge.
  • Good practical and machinery skills

Driving licence and CSCS card are essential requirements.

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

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