Senior Gardener

Senior Gardener required

Job Ref L701

The client is a well-established company of over 25 years, based in central London, nurturing beautiful gardens of private individuals. In addition to your horticultural job, your role will include fulfilling paperwork, ensuring staff adhere to the highest of standards; organising your team’s movements; arranging deliveries and estimating (after 6 months of employment) and liaising with clients.

Applicants

-Excellent horticultural knowledge, from plant identification to pest identification and from pruning techniques to plant care. i.e. to recognise the difference between a Borage and Foxglove seedling, between a woolly aphid and a vine weevil, an espalier and a fan-trained Apple

-Exceptional attention to detail, be creative and have the highest standards of horticultural practice and tidiness

-Be able to lead a team and motivate staff.

-Be punctual, tidy in appearance and have good “common sense”.

-Be able to communicate clearly with clients, staff and be able to keep records (fluent in written English)

-A full clean UK driving licence and be happy to work out of London with occasional nights away.

Package

-£30-34k per annum starting salary (subject to plant knowledge) with pay rise after 12 months.

-Working hours 7am/8am – 4.30pm/5.30pm Monday to Friday

-References will be required

-Use of a company van, uniform plus mobile phone allowance.

-Annual bonus subject to company financial performance

-Excellent training

-Solid long-term prospects

If this Senior Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Senior Gardener 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 for this Senior Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Exterior Technician Supervisor

Exterior Technician Supervisor required

Job Ref Y889

Our client has an established interior landscape business carrying out the design, installation, and maintenance of interior plant displays to customers which include: - offices, restaurants, hotels, blue chip businesses etc.

Job Description:

The exterior technician supervisor will work closely with Operations Manager in motivating and driving team to deliver inspirational levels of service to the customers. He / She will monitor team performance against service performance targets and implementing the necessary corrective action where these are not met as well as own all escalated recalls, liaising with all parties involved to ensure rapid and effective closure.

The Supervisor will continue to develop their own skills and maintain personal performance in order that they can effectively carry out maintenance calls to complete their allocated rounds. The role requires a balance of activity, dividing time between completion of maintenance calls and support of the team.

Primary responsibility: Proactively developing and enhancing the quality of service provided to internal and external customers. Visit client sites and maintain to a high standard all allocated plant displays. Build and keep up a good client relationship.

Performance Objectives: Quality of maintenance to exceed client expectation – you go the extra mile.  Keep meticulously accurate records.

Responsibilities / Duties:

Visit and manage all plant displays on allocated rounds on the days set by the service manager.  To include watering, dusting, cleaning, pest control, straightening, trimming, tidying surface dressing and replacing when required.  Also carry out reasonable request by the client.

-Learn and understand the habits and the different light, water and feed requirements for each species of plant.

-Learn names of all plants used and discuss confidently with clients.

-Cover other technician’s rounds when required.

-Build and maintain customer relationships with a cheerful and friendly attitude.

-Introduce yourself to all new clients.

-Assist the Nursery Manager by ensuring that the technicians keep the plant area tidy and clean.

-Monitor teams vans to ensure that they are kept very clean and tidy inside and out.

-Give feedback and support to the service technicians based on service reporting and observations made in the field, coach technicians individually about their performance, including customer handling.

-Regularly communicate with all technicians and work with the service manager in providing motivation to achieve team and company’s objectives.

-Ensure each team member understands and are working to the company’s health and safety operational standards.

-Respect and Take on Company Values and uphold the Mission Statement.

-Attend customer complaint calls to analyse plant/technician/customer issues, and feed back to all concerned.

-Work with Operations Manager to improve NPS scores.

-Work with Operations Manager and technicians to reduce plant replacement spend.

Skills / Attributes required:

Must be customer driven and dedicated to putting the customer first.

Excellent time management and organisation skills

Positive attitude and flexibility to changes as required by the environment.

Education / Experience required:

Ability to work without close supervision.

Demonstrates a high plant maintenance aptitude.

A high level of commercial and customer satisfaction knowledge will be required within the role.

Previous experience in Managing/supervising a team.

If this Exterior Technician Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Exterior Technician Supervisor 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 for this Exterior Technician Supervisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Groundsperson

Groundsperson required

Job Ref A713

This is an excellent new opportunity for an experienced gardener / groundsperson to join the gardens team on a high-end static site in central London, on a permanent full-time employed basis.  The position will suit candidates with gardening experience and an academic horticultural qualification.

The site covers 11-acres and includes a variety of historic, majestic buildings. The grounds within comprise several different gardens and include features such as fine lawns, mixed and herbaceous beds and borders, a kitchen garden, fountains, flower borders, trees (including 26 mature London plane), shrubs and planted pots.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for maintaining the ornamental lawns but will also join the team in general gardening duties throughout the year.  It is essential the candidate is highly motivated, with a ‘can-do’ attitude and is able to work unsupervised.

Responsibilities of the postholder will include:

-Maintenance of the grounds using pedestrian and ride on mowers

-Renovation of grass areas by applying fertilisers, scarifying and aerating and other spring and autumn lawncare activities

-Irrigation of lawns using portable sprinklers and automated systems

-Edging and strimming

-Leaf clearance in the autumn/winter

-Weed spraying

-General gardening duties including hand weeding, pruning, digging, planting and watering plants

-Helping receive deliveries, which involves manual handling of bags up to 25kg

Applicants must have a minimum Level 2 horticultural and/or lawncare/groundsmanship qualification, spray certificates (PA1 and PA6), a valid full driving licence.  Applicants should have 2 years’ minimum experience of greenkeeping or a horticultural background and experience of caring for amenity lawns and/or playing surfaces.  Previous experience of using a wide range of turf care equipment is desired, e.g., mower tractors, cylinder and rotary mowers, and a wide range of turf renovation equipment, as well as hedge cutters, strimmers and similar.  Previous experience in grounds maintenance, ideally in an amenity landscape would be beneficial, and/or experience working in a high-profile public or private garden.

Benefits to the successful candidate include:

-Generous annual leave entitlement; 30+ days

-An excellent free lunch

-A non-contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme

-Private Medical Insurance

-Interest-free Season Ticket/Bicycle loan

-Free Eye tests and free chiropody

-Employment Membership discounts

-Access to a confidential Employment Assistance Program

-Bicycle stands and shower facilities

-Plenty of social events, such as staff parties, quiz nights etc.

-Enhanced Maternity and Paternity and Shared Parental Leave

-Death in Service benefit

The role is full-time employed, comprising a 40-hour week with a 1-hour paid lunchbreak.

If this Groundsperson vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Groundsperson 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 for this Assistant Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Working Garden Estate Manager

Working Garden Estate Manager required

Job Ref ADV330

This is an exciting hands-on role, in a new position being opened up at Tony Heywood Landscapes, in order to share management tasks between the existing Manager and this new position of Working Garden Estate Manager.

We are a well-established, prize-winning, garden maintenance company established over 20 years ago. We maintain and design contemporary gardens, communal residential gardens, roof and water gardens as well as traditional London squares, with topiary hedges and herbaceous borders.

As our Working Garden Estate Manager, you will have overall responsibility for managing our small team, ensuring they work in a supported and safe environment, managing and implementing garden maintenance tasks ensuring that all gardens are maintained to a high standard, and contributing towards the smooth running of the organisation.

Your range of tasks will include organising weekly & seasonal rotas, planting, managing pests and diseases, record keeping, purchasing and ensuring all areas are maintained to a very high standard. You will carry out regular checks and assessments for tool & machinery maintenance, health & safety and security and liaise with the Manager & Director, to ensure jobs are performed as and when they are required.

You will be expected to understand all aspects of gardening services and management and guide the gardening team to enable them to confidently deal with all aspects of their roles.

Creativity in soft planting and design is encouraged and a friendly & flexible approach to team management is necessary.

Over the first phase of your employment, you will be trained in THL’s management tasks by the current Manager and over time will take on responsibility for these tasks from the Manager.

There is the possibility of promotion within approx. the next 18 months with the commensurate salary increase.

Essential

-Excellent plant knowledge

-PA1 & PA6 Spraying certificate (pref.)

-Experience in using garden machinery

-Clean Driving Licence

-Min 2 yrs garden supervisory or management experience

-Excellent interpersonal & organisational skills

-Leadership and ability to drive & develop a team

-References rqd

Salary £30,000 - £35,000 neg.

(Full time 5 days/week)

Immediate start


Plant Supervisor

Plant Supervisor required

Job Ref V147

Our client has a family run independently owned garden nursery serving the community for nearly a century. All year round there is a wonderful collection of garden plants, and within a traditional glasshouse, a large selection of house plants. The spacious shop, meanwhile, offers a wide selection of garden accessories, from seeds and irrigation kits to barbecues and designer garden furniture.

Our client is currently seeking a Plants Supervisor with both excellent product and customer service knowledge and the ability to utilise these skills effectively to maintain both a comfortable, professional, and successful working environment. You will be responsible for the effective running of the Plant area, including ordering and maintenance of the Plant within the Centre. You will be reporting to the Plantarea Manager.

Job Description:

Duties and responsibilities would include the following:

-Deputising for the Plant Area Manager in their absence

-Reporting directly to the Plantarea Manager and or the duty Manager and carrying out any reasonable instructions or direction given by them.

-Supervise staff to ensure they correctly carry out merchandising activities to include display and stock rotation and the marking of the prices of goods to the relevant POS. 

-Ordering plant stock, to be able to utilise available statistical data to identify slow selling products and ensure there is no over ordering or stock of these items.

-Effectively merchandising all products ensuring maximum sales are achieved by developing and maintaining effective displays.

-Stock rotation, aware of the best sellers and deadlines, moves stock quickly as advised by your supervisor;

-Be knowledgeable about retail and customer service. Identifying and resolving any customer issues or problems effectively and efficiently.

-Ensure excellent communication levels are maintained between Plantarea Manager, colleagues, departments and all relevant areas of the Group and external sources. 

-Good time keeping;

-Polite and helpful manor for all staff and customers;

Key Skills:

The appointed person will have a minimum of 2 years experience working in both an outdoor and indoor plant area. Have excellent customer service levels and able to work as part of a team. Good plant identification knowledge and merchandising skills are also key.

If this Plant Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Plant Supervisor 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 for this Plant Supervisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Assistant Gardener

Assistant Gardener required

Job Ref A610

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Gardener to join a well-respected award-winning company in London. The company has been responsible for numerous very high-profile projects throughout the city for many years and are currently managing a commercial development in the Shepherd’s Bush area.  The company are offering a starting hourly rate of £10.80 (to increase to £12.75/hr. following successful personal development) with time and a half on Saturdays and double time on Sundays.  Generously, this company will also pay for the successful candidate’s daily commute into and out of London in addition to the agreed salary.

The site is a commercial development in Shepherd’s Bush with large grass areas, to be cut with both pedestrian and ride on mowers.  There are two courtyard gardens to maintain, both of which are planted with various trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.  The main boulevard area consists of grass, hedging and ornamental planting, and seasonal bulbs with an automatic irrigation system.  There are several planters throughout the site planted with a range of both perennial and evergreen plants.

There is also a polytunnel to propagate cuttings taken from site for the purpose of growing-on and replacement where required.  In line with this company’s reputation and quality of staff, all works will be carried out to a very high standard.

The following will be expected of the successful candidate:

-Routine maintenance of a newly establishing high density planting schemes, to a high standard.

-Working to contractual procedures to ensure compliance with maintenance guidelines.

-Demonstrate a high level of detail and motivation with a strong work ethic and an ability to work well as part of a team.

Applicants will ideally possess the following:

-Horticultural knowledge

-Excellent practical skills in all areas of garden maintenance including the use of petrol-powered garden machinery

A CSCS Card and PA1/PA6 spraying licence are desirable, though are not essential as training can be provided if necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most respected and established companies in their field, to significantly improve your horticultural knowledge, and to increase your standing within the industry.  Candidates must prove eligibility to work in the UK.  Strict security checks will be undertaken prior to employment.

If this Assistant Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or mark.read@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Assistant Gardener 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 for this Assistant Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Seasonal Japanese Knotweed Surveyor

Seasonal Japanese Knotweed Surveyor required

Job Ref ADV327

Japanese Knotweed Ltd specialise in the control and eradication of Japanese knotweed and other invasive weeds, throughout the UK. We mitigate the problems that knotweed causes for property developers, construction companies, corporate clients, local authorities, housing associations and private homeowners. We pride ourselves on offering the best service in the industry.

We are recruiting for a Seasonal Japanese Knotweed Surveyor covering the Greater London territory.  Ideally within or close to the Greater London area.  Surveying commercial sites and residential properties for invasive plants, you will be self-organised and motivated by delivering excellent customer services and a take pride in producing accurate, high quality survey reports to attain new customers and orders.

Japanese Knotweed Ltd people are brilliant – they are self-motivated and dedicated. They are reliable and conscientious, and all share the same vision. Collectively they make us a market leader, energized by delivering an outstanding service to our customers with transparency and accountability. We aspire to employ the best people to work for us, people who can take ownership of their roles and who enjoy doing what they do best, in a friendly and caring workplace.

If this is what you are looking for and you have the required qualities and qualifications, please apply https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N9LBL2M and request a job description.

Skills and Experience Required

-An excellent focus on customer service

-Adaptable and flexible approach to work and a drive to provide a quality output

-Experienced Surveyor, ideally invasive weeds

-CSJK qualification is preferable but not essential, as training will be provided

-Education, background or experience in horticulture/agriculture

-NPTC Card PA1 & PA6 Herbicide spraying certificate

-Good IT skills

-A full driving licence

General Information

-On contract from May 2021 to November 2021 and April 2022 to November 2022, working Mon-Fri during our busy growing season. With the intention of a repeat year-on-year seasonal contract.

-This role needs a great deal of focus on the client and the accuracy of the survey and site report to give our customers the best solution.

-Based from your home address, you will be predominantly travelling and working on pre-booked activities and sites, visiting multiple locations in the day and occasionally staying away.

-Working hard to maintain and enhance the reputation of the company by providing excellent customer service, you will be the first person in the company the client will see so creating a good impression is vital.

-Completing accurate site investigations, digitally recording findings and measurements, taking a detailed record of photographs and completing a schematic survey plan.

-You will be provided with a works van, fuel card, a mobile phone and tablet. All IT equipment is supplied to enable you to communicate remotely onsite and deliver the information back quickly.

-Occasionally working with others to carry out works on larger sites that may involve specific H&S protocols.

https://www.japaneseknotweed.co.uk/


Interior Plant Technician

Interior Plant Technician required

Job Ref Y888

Our client has an established interior landscape business carrying out the design, installation, and maintenance of interior plant displays to customers which include: - offices, restaurants, hotels, blue chip businesses etc.

Job Description:

Due to continued expansion, they currently have a vacancy for a full time Interior Maintenance Technician, ideally living in commutable distance from Central London. Your principle responsibility will be to visit multiple clients over 5 days per week checking the installation of existing plant displays, as well as installing new displays. Occasional travel maybe required in the Southeast – South London / Surrey / Sussex / Kent.

Duties will include –

-Watering

-Dusting

-Cleaning

-Pest control

-Trimming

-Tidying/replacing surface dressing as required

You will also be expected to ensure that clients are happy with the service provided, and deal with any ad hoc requests. 

Key Skills:

Our client is looking for keen and enthusiastic candidates who have a passion for plants and good horticultural knowledge. It is essential that he/she has excellent customer service/field service skills combined with good communication skills and a willingness to be flexible regarding duties.

You will generally be working on your own and it is important that you are highly self-motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision. A van will be provided together with appropriate clothing and a full range of equipment. Candidates should hold a full driving licence and be confident about driving. A minimum of 1 year’s horticultural experience is desirable, preferably within interior landscaping.

If this Interior Plant Technician vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Interior Plant Technician 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 for this Interior Plant Technician vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Gardeners

Gardeners required

Job Ref ADV307

We are a busy, well-established garden design and maintenance company. We have a growing portfolio of high-end residential gardens across north London and are looking for enthusiastic, experienced full time permanent professional gardeners.

Our gardens are maintained to a high standard and we install new planting layouts and irrigation throughout the year. You will be able to improve your horticultural skills and knowledge and there is room for career progression.

If you are passionate about horticulture, are looking to develop and grow within a great team and meet the following requirements, we would love to hear from you:

Minimum of 3-4 years’ proven gardening experience and good practical skills in garden maintenance; involving pruning hedges and shrubs, mowing, flowerbed maintenance (weeding and pruning) and planting; including the regular use of power tools. Installing and maintaining irrigation systems would be an advantage.

Good plant knowledge and understanding of correct horticultural practice (plant identification test on interview).

Good work ethic – reliable, punctual, hard working and able to work in all types of weather.

Physically fit with excellent teamwork abilities.

Well presented with good communication skills.

Fluent in English.

Formal horticultural qualifications (RHS 2 or equivalent) preferred. PA1/PA6 spraying certificates an advantage.

Clean UK driving licence essential.

Working hours are 8am–4.30pm Mon–Fri, longer in the summer months.

Salary up to 29K, dependent on experience and skills. Work all year round, uniform provided, development and promotion available for the right candidate.

To apply, please email a covering letter, CV with contact details, and two contactable references to fgalore@dircon.co.uk for the attention of Maria Dallow, Director, Flowers Galore & More Ltd.

 

Gardeners at Flowers Galore & More Ltd


Experienced Gardener

Experienced Gardener required

Job Ref S233

Our client is an established company of landscape professionals who specialise in the field of garden design, landscape construction and garden care/maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. They are BALI registered and ISO 9001 certified. Due to continued expansion, the company are in search of knowledgeable gardeners at all levels; from assistant to skilled/senior, on a full-time permanent and fully employed basis.  A generous salary will be offered in line with experience.

Applicants should have comprehensive hands-on experience in garden care and maintenance and an ability to carry out the finer aspects of horticulture, such as species-specific pruning, as well as the more physically demanding tasks.  Applicants will be willing to work on their own initiative as well as under direction where necessary.   Senior gardeners will be responsible for a team of three assistants, and assistant gardeners will work within a small team under the direction of a senior gardener.  Successful applicants will be based primarily on a single large estate, with other sites include high-end new build properties throughout South East London.

Candidates for this position will ideally hold an academic horticultural qualification, with PA1/PA6 spray certificates being required of senior gardeners.  Good plant knowledge is required, as is an ability to ensure safe and efficient use of a range of gardening machinery.  Senior Gardeners are required to hold a full driving licence.

Benefits include training support, 28 days paid holiday and a company pension scheme.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established and growing company, and to develop your career with them.

If this Experienced Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or mark.read@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Experienced Gardener 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 for this Experienced Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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