Plant Area Assistant Manager - Ashtead Park - ADV191

Do you love plants and people?! We are looking for a Plant Area Assistant Manager to join our friendly team. We need someone with excellent communication and customer service skills, who is able to work outside in all conditions and be able to assist and advise customers with their purchases. You will need to be physically fit as there is an element of heavy lifting.

Retail experience and good plant knowledge are a must.

Tasks include: customer service, plant care, till operation, stocking up, merchandising and general tasks.

This is a full-time position, 9am-6pm, and includes alternate weekend working. Remuneration dependent on experience.

Please send your CV to apply.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Ashtead, Surrey


Nursery Sales Manager - Clifton Nurseries Surrey

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Sales Manager to take management responsibility for Clifton Nurseries, Surrey. The role will include inspiring, leading, organising and supporting the retail and trade activities.

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, experienced, and inspiring leader with an eye for detail and a proven track record for delivering positive results, and championing market leading customer experience standards.

Reporting to the Operations Manager you will be able to demonstrate commercial flair and confidence and you will have a good understanding of the market and current trends.

The remuneration package will include everything necessary to attract the ideal candidate including an attractive base salary (commensurate with experience) and bonus potential.

Closing date for applications is 22nd January 2018.

If you are a talented individual and have a passion for the horticultural industry, then Clifton Nurseries has a range of exciting opportunities for you to further develop your career.

These range from Sales Assistants and Landscapers to EPOS Stock Control Administrators within our London and Surrey branches.

For more information please visit our News section at www.clifton.co.uk.

 

Clifton Nurseries is an equal opportunities employer.

 


Garden Maintenance Team Leader - D504

Are you a passionate and knowledgeable horticulturalist wanting a Garden Maintenance Team Leader position?

Are you naturally capable of demonstrating your knowledge and core skills in a broad range of garden maintenance situations?

Would you like to join a fast-growing company who specialise in high-end, innovative landscape design and build projects and prestigious garden maintenance for discerning private clients?

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day maintenance of high end domestic gardens along with overseeing a team of skilled gardeners.

Key points
•Planning and scheduling work for you and your team
•Following Health & Safety Guidelines
•Day to day maintenance tasks to exceed customer expectations
•Operating machinery, tools and equipment safely

Must haves
•You must have previous experience of managing teams and a good knowledge of working in gardens that require the need for attention to detail
•Friendly, well-mannered and presentable
•Excellent customer service and communication skills
•A Horticultural qualification of minimum Level 2 is highly desirable but not essential if experience and competence is evident
•PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates are essential

A full clean UK driving licence is essential for the role and to collect colleagues and provide lifts to and from various sites.

Benefits
•Company Pension Scheme
•Discretionary Bonus Scheme
•Uniform & PPE
•Use of a Company Van
•Childcare Vouchers
•Annual Performance Review
•Quarterly 1:1’s
•Training and Career Development Opportunities

To view more Landscape positions click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges see our Career advice.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Maintenance Team Leader vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us regarding the Garden Maintenance Team Leader vacancy within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.


Head of Horticulture - ADV188

Reference: 076317-R

The University of Surrey is looking to recruit an experienced senior Horticulture professional to lead and further the development of the Horticultural and Landscape team, as well as skilled and semi-skilled grounds staff.

This is a senior leadership role responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for Horticultural Services department in order to enhance and develop all spaces for the benefit of students, staff and visitors. These plans will provide continuous evaluation of existing services, identifying and implementing changes where necessary. This will include carrying out detailed landscape design (hard and soft) and long term strategic planning as well as evaluating the long term impact and sustainability of design on the Estate Strategy.

Excellent leadership and line management experience, strong relationship building and team working skills are essential – along with planning, project management, influencing and communication skills.

The suitable candidate will have significant practical horticultural and arboriculture and landscaping experience and an understanding of the impact and effects of estate initiatives, on both wild and domesticated animals and local ecology.

Good knowledge and appreciation of environmental issues and related legislation is essential for this post.

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. Ranked 4th in The Guardian league table for 2017, 11th in the complete University guide and the recipient of three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. This has positioned Surrey for even greater success in the future.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes generous salary package, pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to our world-renown Surrey Sports Park.

If you have any questions around the role please contact us at humanresources@surrey.ac.uk, to apply please click the button below. Please note - appointment will be made within this salary range dependent upon appropriate skills and experience.

Further details:

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity.

Closing date: Sunday 07 January 2018.

Interview date: To be confirmed.

 

 


Sole Estate Gardener - Live In - EC3527

A very attractive opportunity has arisen for an experienced and well-rounded Sole Gardener on a beautiful private estate in Virginia Water, Surrey, with an on-site 1 bedroom cottage and pension contribution included.

The stunning garden covers approximately 2 acres and has been designed and managed to a very high standard.  Applicants must be skilled in their work, ideally with an academic horticultural qualification and have a genuine passion for their work.  Additional estate duties will be required of the successful candidate, as will the desire to take ownership and pride in the property in general.

Typical duties will include care of lawns, shrubs, pruning, weeding, and maintenance of small trees where necessary.  Applicants should have experience with small-scale propagation and glasshouse work, and be confident with growing vegetables organically.  The ideal candidate will possess good handyman skills; be able to tackle the variety of minor building/repair tasks that inevitably arise both in the garden and in the house, routine operation and maintenance of garden tools and machinery, touch-up painting and minor repair of garden features (such as fruit cages).  You should also be a confident driver, to assist with airport runs and very occasional evening events, and be willing to manage contractors when on site. The successful applicant will also be responsible for security of the property, as the owners are frequently located abroad.

The ideal candidate will have good plant identification skills and horticultural knowledge as well as a positive attitude and good attention to detail. You must be reliable, trustworthy and loyal, with basic computer skills and a flexible approach to your work. You should possess or be able to obtain a CRB check (criminal record check).  The successful candidate should be available for a New Year start.  Hours of work will be 08:15 – 17:15.  Summer hours (June – Aug) 08:15 - 18:15 Mon to Fri. Winter hours (Dec – Feb) 08:15 – 16:15 Mon to Fri.  A one hour lunch break is provided year-round.

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.


Outdoor Section Head - J193

Would you enjoy the chance to work for a traditional Gardener’s garden centre as an Outdoor Section Head?
To be part of an experienced plants team providing great choice and quality plants?
Do you enjoy providing excellent customer sales and service?

Key points
•Supporting the Department Head in maintaining excellent standards of house keeping
•Creating inspirational plant displays throughout the year
•Assisting with purchasing of stock
•Working as part of a successful team
•Providing a high level of customer sales and service

Must haves
•A good knowledge of plants and retailing
•Attention to detail in all daily tasks
•Able to deliver high standards in your work
•Have a passion for horticulture

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com

To view more garden centre positions click Retail  or senior management jobs click Senior Management.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges see our Career advice.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Outdoor Section Head vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us regarding the Outdoor Section Head vacancy within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.

 

 


Experienced Landscape Estimator - F242

Do you want to work for an established and dynamic company that has been operating in the South of England for over 30 years as a Landscape Estimator?
Are you an experienced Estimator looking for a new and challenging role?
Do you have proven experience within the commercial industry with knowledge of a wide range of landscaping projects?

Based at their Farnham office, you will be a key member of the Estimating team assisting with achieving expected growth through effective analysis of all proposals to produce commercially viable estimates.

Key points
•Provide a responsive and professional service to customers
•Analysis of tender documents, preparing an accurate bill of quantities and submitting conclusive tenders
•Working on a wide range of commercial landscaping projects
•Monitor, measure and produce regular reports

Must haves
•Estimating background with experience in a similar role within the landscaping or construction industries
•Proven experience in producing accurate commercial estimates
•Knowledge of a wide range of landscaping projects
•A full driving licence

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this vacancy. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.


Plantarea Manager - B389

Would you love the chance to join an independent garden centre that has grown and flourished?

Where plants and trees come from skilled growers and nurseries across Europe offering premium quality plant stock, whilst retaining a family feel and a personal level of service in all departments.

Key points
•Merchandising and displays delivering high standards
•Purchasing of a wide range of plants, bedding shrubs and trees
•Monitoring sales and ensuring the highest quality is constantly available
•Leading and motivating a small team of staff
•Offering excellent customer sales and service

Must haves
•Great merchandising skills with attention to detail
•Able to recognise and act on sales opportunities
•Excellent plant and product knowledge
•Good team leadership skills
•A flexible and enthusiastic approach to all tasks

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this vacancy. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.

 


Tree Sales Support - Export - F145

Are you ready for the challenge to develop, strengthen and maximise sales opportunities within the Middle East and Asia Pacific markets as a Tree Sales Export?
Are you enthusiastic and focused as well as flexible in your approach to work?
Do you want to work for a market leader with a global reputation for supplying some of the most prestigious landscape projects?

The Job:

To maintain continued International success and growth, an exciting opportunity has become available to join the Landscape division to support and increase export sales of products.

Duties will include:

•Plan and prioritise personal sales activities towards increasing sales and achieving agreed targets
•Maintain and develop existing and new customer relationships through high quality of service
•Facilitate meetings and conference calls with key distributors, specifiers and customers.
•Produce accurate and timely customer quotations, sales forecasts and management reports.
•Collaborate with the Marketing Department to ensure all marketing objectives are achieved

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be proactive in their approach and able to demonstrate experience and a proven track record in a Sales/Sales Support role. You will be enthusiastic and focussed, possess high levels of drive and commitment. You will have excellent communication skills, willing to travel, flexible in your approach and can adapt to different cultures and clients. You must be extremely organised with the ability to work independently under pressure and also collaborate with others to meet deadlines and agreed business objectives. Excellent IT skills will be a must particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

This is an exciting position with genuine career prospects for the right person.

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Sarah Goodhew on 01233 732767 or sarah@horticruitment.com

To view more Landscape positions click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges see our Career advice.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Tree Sales Export vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.Therefore, unless you hear from us regarding the Tree Sales Export vacancy within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.


Contracts Manager (GM) - V115

Are you an experienced Contract Manager within the Grounds Maintenance sector searching for a new and challenging role?
Do you want to work for an expanding and dynamic company with excellent progression opportunities?
Are you looking for a role that offers you responsibility and accountability for the successful management of various commercial contracts?

The Job:

As Contracts Manager you will be accountable for the running of variable sized contracts in the Surrey and Hampshire areas.  You will be responsible for ensuring that it meets both its operational and commercial targets with a key focus on client and resident satisfaction. 

Your responsibilities will include:

•Making sure that the contract is adequately resourced
•Contract planning, preparation of regular progress & financial reports and quote & deliver extra works
•Ensure work is carried out to the quality required and that it complies with the specification

Must Haves:

•Experience at a similar management level within the commercial grounds maintenance sector
•Strong leadership, organisation and communication skills combined
•Good commercial skills with the ability to achieve KPI’s

In return the company is able to offer an attractive package along with good career prospects for the right candidate.

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Sarah Goodhew on 01233 732767 or sarah@horticruitment.com

To view more Landscape positions click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges see our Career advice.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Contract Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.Therefore, unless you hear from us regarding the Contract Manager vacancy within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.