Garden Maintenance Foreman - 37420

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£32000
Posted
31 Aug 2018
Closes
29 Sep 2018
Ref
37420
Function
Gardening Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

An exciting opportunity has opened for an experienced General Maintenance Foreman to join our well established and dynamic team.Our Client, is a successful garden design, build and Maintenance Company established over 20 years ago. 

This exciting hands on role, which is supported by one assistant, offers the opportunity to work on some top end gardens.It requires someone who can work within a team whilst showing initiative; they will report directly to the Maintenance Manager in the office. Good people skills are vital and as a van is provided a full driving license is a necessity. The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated with good horticultural knowledge and be passionate about gardening.

Role:

•Manage a soft landscaping team including timeliness, efficiency and looking smart at all times.

 

•Oversee and carry out general garden maintenance – including mowing, planting annuals and bulbs, pruning at the correct time, lawn care and overall garden development.

 

•Manage soft landscape element of garden installations.

 

•Working with clients on a day to day basis, keeping calm, polite and confidently answering their horticultural developing a good relationship.

 

•Be proactive in ensuring the gardens are of the highest quality at all times.

 

•Monitor GM sites for pest control.

 

•Highlight and communicate any problems or developments to GM Manager.

 

•Ensure all tools, materials and plants are taken to site when required.

 

•Daily completion of job sheets highlighting future requirements.

 

•Assist in day-to-day maintenance of yard.

 

•Ensure that the van is kept clean and tidy with a full set of tools. Reporting any problems immediately.

 

•Ensure all health and safety procedures are followed.

 

•Attend staff meetings.

 

You will need:

 

•Good horticultural knowledge.

 

• Knowledge of irrigation systems and water features.

 

•Knowledge of seasonal variations.

 

•To be highly organized and efficient time management.

 

•To be diplomatic and calm with clients.

 

•Experience in managing an assistant and maintaining top end gardens.

 

Hours of work:

 

 07.30 - 17.00 with 1 hour off during the day.

 

Holiday:

 

21 days paid holiday per annum

 

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