Garden and Landscape Design Assistant

From Handpicked Hotels

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Working For: Handpicked Hotels

Garden and Landscape Design Assistant required

Job Ref: ADV488

We are currently recruiting for a Garden and Landscape Design Assistant to join our expanding gardening team at Hand Picked Hotels this will based from our office in Sevenoaks in Kent however will require extensive travel across all our hotels.

About the role:
  • Reporting to the Lead Designer of Hotel Landscape and Gardens, and liaising with the Head of Gardens at Hand Picked Hotels.
  • This role will cover all our 21 hotels in the UK including the Channel Islands and will involve travel and overnight stays in our hotels as required, it will be based from our office in Sevenoaks with hybrid working.
  • As Garden and Landscape Design Assistant your role will be responsible for following through on design changes within the hotel group reporting to the Lead Designer of Hotel Landscapes and Gardens.
  • To support the lead designer in the development of new designs across the  group from conception to completion.
  •  To assist with costing and achievability evaluation of immediate design changes, in liaison with the Regional General Managers and Head of Gardens.
  • To assist the Lead in-house designer with the design, detailing and costing of hotel garden designs across the group.
  • To produce CAD/Vectorworks planting plans, construction detailing, working drawings and work schedules.
  • Reporting to the lead Garden Designer to project manage major new garden changes and designs, liaising with the contractor and hotel gardening team.
  • To monitor progress in design implementation and report back to the Lead Garden Designer, maintaining detailed ongoing schedule of costs.
  • You will be expected to visit each hotel a minimum 6 x a year to audit changes and view potential new changes.
About you:
  •  Ability to work within a strict process led business structure of a leading hotel company.
  • Be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of sustainable garden practices.
  • It is essential you have a passion for gardens and landscape.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent CAD/Vectorworks training and creative garden design skills.
  • Proven track record of managing and monitoring landscape and garden contractors.
  • Excellent horticultural knowledge.
  • Experience with irrigation, lighting, AV and smart garden infrastructure would be advantageous.
  • Experience with historic landscapes an advantage.
  • Established trade relationships with suppliers preferred but not essential.
  •  Flexible approach to work, highly motivated, passionate and a team player.
  • Willing to travel on a weekly basis as required.
Our Benefits include:
  • A competitive salary package, travel expenses paid, overnight accommodation and meals provided when away on business.
  • Company pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Program to support you with whatever life throws at you.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Company Sickness Scheme Benefit.
  • 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays, increasing to 33 days including bank holidays with length of service.
  • Forward career progression, with access to our In House and external training programs, including apprenticeships and other recognised hospitality industry courses which are all supported by our training and development team.
  • £30 staff stays with Hand Picked Hotels per room Bed & Breakfast & 25% discount on all food & drink. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds!Annual loyalty awards (like afternoon teas and overnight stays)Online retail discount platform offering thousands of savings with high street retailers and restaurants as well as a health and well-being platform.
  • Opportunity to make lifelong friendships and be part of a team that celebrates Diversity and Inclusion.

Please note part of the interview process will involve numerical, verbal and personality testing.

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