Garden Maintenance Team Leader - Live Out - C995

Etchingham, East Sussex
£30,000 DOE
11 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019
Gardening Jobs
Full Time
Contract Type

A great opportunity has arisen for a Garden Maintenance Team Leader to join an established company located to the west of Etchingham, Sussex.  The company has been in business for over 30 years - a testament to their continued provision of quality service in the gardening and landscape construction industry.

The company now requires a Garden Maintenance Team Leader to work alongside and supervise two existing maintenance gardeners. The ideal candidate will hold a recognised horticultural qualification and/or considerable experience, have good horticultural knowledge and plant identification skills, experience with a range of grounds maintenance machinery and equipment and will be used to working within a team and on their own initiative. 

The role will predominantly involve supervising two assistant gardeners and tending to numerous, primarily domestic gardens on a scheduled, rotational basis.  The role will include the maintenance and ongoing development of a 5-acre Sussex garden, designed by Jo Gibbons.  A driving licence is essential as you will be sharing the driving duties each day.  You will be required to assist with various one-off projects on a full-time basis during the winter months, which will ensure your continued year-round employment.

Applicants will need to be competent with a range of garden machinery (and basic maintenance thereof) as you will be expected to undertake duties including hedge cutting, lawn maintenance, pruning, planting, bed/border maintenance, and be willing to carry out a range of other gardening tasks as they arise.  Competence with back-pack sprayers and a spray ticket (PA1/PA6) is desired.

Applicants must be conscientious and well presented as interaction with property owners on site will be necessary.  Candidates will be diplomatic and have a positive in approach to the management of gardeners in training, be flexible in their approach to work, physically fit and have a ‘can-do’ attitude.  Uniforms are provided.  A full UK driving licence is essential, as is your own car for travel to and from the rural yard.  The business shuts down between Christmas and New Year.

SALARY:        £30,000 DOE

LOCATION:    Near Etchingham, Sussex

JOB No:          C995

If this Garden Maintenance Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact the office and speak to Mark Read on 01233 732767.

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 within the next 14 days, your application for this Garden Maintenance Team Leader vacancy will have been unsuccessful.


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