Garden maintenance team leader

Location
Penryn, Cornwall
Salary
18 - 21k DOE
Posted
16 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Sep 2017
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

The Job

Muddy Wellies Gardens are a successful garden maintenance company based in South West Cornwall.  We are currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Team leader to carry out garden maintenance work for domestic and commercial clients.   This is a hands-on gardening role and applicants must be able to plan and delegate work within their team and be able to train and motivate other team members.

Candidates should have a genuine passion for the job and be reliable, self-motivated, and have a friendly yet professional approach with clients and colleagues. You must be able to prioritize work loads within a variety of gardens, adapting to the ‘style’ of the individual garden to help inform your choices and to obtain optimum results within a set time frame. An eye for detail and a ‘can do’ attitude is essential.

Proven excellence in a similar management/ supervisory role is highly desirable.  The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a similar role in the garden maintenance sector.

The candidate

  • Organised
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team leader experience (min 2 years)
  • Training and motivating others
  • Full clean UK driving licence is essential and be over the age of 25 for insurance purposes
  • Hort qualifications minimum Level 2
  • PA1 & PA6
  • Competent with power tools and hand tools
  • Tool fixing and maintenance skills
  • Physically fit
  • Flexible with working hours where required
  • A positive attitude
  • Happy to work outdoors in all weathers
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Eye for detail, shape and form
  • Good plant knowledge
  • Knowledge and intuition of how and when various seasonal jobs should be carried out within a garden
  • Able to acknowledge constructive criticism and implement positive change