Landscape Leader – H250 – Middlesex

From horticruitment

Our client is an established company who build gardens for designers and discerning homeowners.  They regularly build show gardens at RHS shows. This position is a key role in the company to fulfil these exciting projects and to be part of their growth plan. They are based in Middlesex.

Job Description:

The main duty will be to complete garden works according to the allocated budgets, to required finishes and to achieve customer satisfaction. To manage assistants/contractors, to make best use of time and materials and other resources. Protect and promote the assets of the Company. The work is to make decisions about how and when work is carried out, who will do it and how. This is a working foreman role. You need to know what to do, be able to direct and motivate others while doing your own work and confident to manage the ordering of materials. Tools and vehicle will be provided. You need to be able to make good judgements about the factors that influence the success of the work. (weather, skills, time, customer expectations, professional standards).

Key Skills:

The successful candidate will be able to –

  • Mark out, dig and prepare bases for paving and driveways in compacted type one or concrete. Lay paving, blocks and stone using mortar. Build walls, free standing and retaining. Brick and block/render.
  • Set out and erect fencing, fix trellis, build pergolas, build sheds, fix edging, lay decking.
  • To identify and use tools appropriate to the task, direct other operatives in their duties. Undertake to use PPE at all times when carrying out any hazardous activities. Prepare a risk assessment of any activities which are deemed to be hazardous and present to the Proprietor.
  • Ensure all operatives keep the site clean and tidy, control the use of materials and their storage to ensure the efficiency of the work operations and the safety of anyone in the work area.
  • Be the person responsible for health and safety, first aid and recording accidents.
  • Fill out a time record for each contract. Record any and all materials that were used in any contract as recorded in the contract document. Compile other operatives’ timesheets into the contract record.
  • Fill out a personal timesheet daily with details of operations undertaken, location, materials used and total time.
  • To oversee ordering and delivery of materials, check for damage, unload with due care, check all items correspond with paperwork, identify a suitable safe and secure storage area. Inform the proprietor of any anomaly. Check stocks of materials are sufficient for any given contract and ensure work does not stop from lack of materials.
  • Advise the proprietor if there is a need to vary the contract. If the customer requests to change the scope of the work, to add more work or if he believes there is a need to vary the agreed work.
  • Other actions that will be required: Setting out, operating tools, counting, measuring, digging, cutting, nailing, fixing, laying, building, rendering, erecting, planting, levelling, drainage and any other task that may be required in the renovation, or creation of landscape elements. All finishes shall be to recognised standards and specifications.
Additional Information:
Measurables (KPI)
  • Achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Complete work within time targets and with few defects.
  • All contracted work paid.
  • All extra work invoiced and paid.
  • Staff retention and training.

Measurement of the work will be according to customer surveys, photos, on site review and timesheet targets.  A bonus scheme applies to this role and is paid quarterly according to these criteria.

If this Landscape Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@horticruitment.com.

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