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Team Leader – Garden Maintenance & Landscaping (Live In/Live Out) – EC5424

From English Country Gardeners

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A dynamic and innovative Garden Maintenance and Landscaping Team Leader is required for a prestigious business in Norfolk.

The company, based in West Norfolk, provides high standards of Farm and Real Estate services that includes the grounds maintenance work and Landscaping for desirable residential properties local to their office and across North Norfolk and Cambridge.

The Team Leader will be joining and leading a dedicated team of 2 full time Landscape and Maintenance operatives, covering all grounds and garden maintenance tasks using modern vehicles and up to date machinery and equipment. The ideal candidate will have drive and passion to motivate those under their management by way of effective communication and demonstrating best practices. He / She will ensure the team continue to work in a safe and secure environment, by maintaining compliance with health and safety obligations at all times. 

The Team Leader will be responsible for the programme management and planning and prioritising of the work schedule for the team. Therefore, experience with computers and the use of calendars and scheduling software is essential. He / She and will have a clear understanding of seasonal requirements and would be able to pre-empt and identify potential challenges and arrange viable solutions. There is a potential requirement for a further resource in North Norfolk, either an additional operative or outsourcing, for which the successful candidate will be the responsible.

Applicants must have demonstratable experience of managing garden staff, be competent with a full range of machinery. He / She should have an academic horticultural qualification, horticultural training along with good plant knowledge. A full clean driving licence and chainsaw certificate are essential. Also, the ability to tow trailers, and grounds maintenance related training certificates such as PA1 & PA6 would prove advantageous.

As this job role involves outdoor work in all weather conditions, the successful candidate should be physically fit and capable of leading his/her team by example, completing tasks on time and motivating and training individuals as and when required. A reliable, and well-presented person along with good communication skills is expected.

There is currently a part time Head Gardener at the Hall responsible for the 5-acre garden containing ½ an acre walled garden and two greenhouses and propagation work. The successful candidate will work closely with the Head Gardener to provide additional support for the garden work.

SALARY:         £25,000 – £30,000 depending on experience (accommodation available if required)
LOCATION:   West Norfolk
JOB No:          EC5424

If this Team Leader – Garden Maintenance & Landscaping vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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