Tree Planting Team Leader

From horticruitment

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Tree Planting Team Leader required

Our client, based in north west London, is a well-established landscape and arboricultural contractor. They are heavily involved in street tree planting across several London boroughs.

Their workload also involves sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), tree surgery, landscaping, stump grinding, tree pits and street tree care.

As well as being approved contractors to Local Authorities in London, the Company’s clients also include Highways Authorities, Developers, Architects and Private Companies.

Job Description:

To be responsible for the daily completion of all specified projects within your area of responsibility. To efficiently manage your co-workers within The Company whilst maintaining the highest standards and working within a programmed timescale. To liaise with the H&S Coordinator, Team Manager & Directors to ensure that all works are delivered to the customers’ expectations.  The Team Leader will be responsible for implementing Company operations after consultation and instruction from the Team Manager & H&S Coordinator. This will include ensuring works are planned and executed in a manner compliant with company H&S policy and legislation.  You will be expected to demonstrate good working practices and supervise your co-workers.

This will be a hands-on role, so the successful candidate will need groundwork skills and be experienced in the use of petrol cut-off saws and hydraulic breakers.

  • Assist the Team Manager in planning and organising each job, ensuring that sufficient resources and materials are available. Also ensures that the job is completed in the most time-efficient manner
  • Assist the Office Manager in completing incident/accident reports ensuring all information is recorded and corrective action followed through
  • Participation in The Company’s quality assurance, environmental standards and procedures
  • Inform the Team Manager & H&S Coordinator where appropriate, take corrective action on mechanical defects or breakdown of equipment
  • Assist the H&S Coordinator in ensuring the correct PPE is worn on all projects
  • Completes necessary paperwork including time sheets, check sheets and site inspections
  • Liaise with the Team Manager to ensure that company assets and resources are used in the most economical manner
  • Assisting the Team Manager in monitoring Company/hired plant, equipment and machinery
  • Work irregular hours and respond to after-hours emergency calls when required
  • Report to the Team Manager on a daily basis
Candidate requirements:
  • Have organisational skills and a practical approach to work
  • Groundwork skills including the use of cut-off saws and breakers
  • The ability to liaise with clientele & problem solve
  • Be committed to provide a quality service at all times
  • Have an interest in conservation, the land and the environment
  • Be physically fit for outdoor work
  • Have good spoken and written communication skills
  • Be capable of leading a team
  • Have knowledge of health and safety issues

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

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