Planting Team Supervisor – R466

From horticruitment

Planting Team Supervisor required

Our client is a leading supplier of mature trees and instant hedging to the landscape industry. From their nurseries close to the M25 they provide a specialist service to their clients which includes expert advice on products as well a complete transport and installation service. Well known within the industry their client base consists mainly of Landscape Architects and Garden Designers as well as high end private customers.

A position has become available for a Planting Team Supervisor for projects based in the South East.

Job Description:

The role will involve leading a team of operatives planting semi-mature trees and instant hedging. Most of the work is based in the Buckinghamshire area but some jobs will involve staying away overnight.  Your duties will include:

  • Effectively leading, motivating and training other team members
  • Planting of semi-mature trees to correct horticultural practice
  • Use heavy machinery for transporting the trees and hedges such as mini- excavators and telehandlers
  • Have good understanding of site health and safety procedures
Key Skills:

Candidates should have proven experience with leading a team by example. You will have previous experience with planting large trees and instant hedges and completing projects to a high standard. Candidates should be physically fit and happy to be working outdoors at all times of the year. You will be a good communicator and reliable and well presented. Candidates should have a horticultural qualification and an SSSTS and first aid certificates.

Machinery tickets and the ability to tow trailers will be an advantage however training will be available for the right candidate.

Hours are 40 hours per week paid on an hourly rate of £12.50- £14 ph (DOE). Over time is available at time and a half, typically 4-12 hours a week in the busy periods. Holiday is 28 days including Bank Holidays per year.

If this Planting Team Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or

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