Soft and Hard Landscaper - 43631

Employer
Fresh Horticultural Careers
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£39-£43K + Benefits
Closing date
22 May 2021
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Job Details

Our Award winning landscaping company are seeking a Soft and Hard landscaper to join their team.

They require a highly experienced and self-motivated person with extensive landscape knowledge who is capable of working on their own initiative and in collaboration with management to create top-end gardens. Although this is a hands-on role, the foreperson will
be responsible for supervising team members, as well as agency staff when needed and sub-contractors. The role involves driving and applicants must therefore have a full, clean driving licence.


Skills required:

  • Broad ranging hard and soft landscape skills
  • Specific skills required for Hard Landscape works:
  • Brick work
  • Paving
  • Machine use e.g. excavators, dumpers, fork lifts
  • Use of laser level for setting out, height measurements etc
  • To be self-motivated, organised and pro-active
  • Ability to deal with management, clients and designers professionally and diplomatically
  • Ability to instruct other staff clearly and efficiently

Specific skills required for Soft Landscape works

  • Proven soft landscaping record
  • Prepare areas for planting
  • Receiving and placing of plant stock
  • Installing irrigation systems
  • Erection of trellis work and wires to walls
  • Assisting with selection of plant stock and discussion with suppliers

Experience:

  • Extensive landscaping record
  • Experience in working off plans and specifications
  • Proven people management background
  • Receiving and planting of larger tree stock
  • Crane work and safe lifting
  • Good carpentry record, along with some knowledge of rendering and plumbing
  • Familiarity with health and safety policies and experience in implementing them
  • Driving/parking – particularly in London

Main duties:

  • To carry out general landscaping works and to supervise the day-to-day running of the site and its staff
  • To liaise with the Contracts Manager regarding daily/weekly scheduling, ordering of materials etc. This will involve regular updates and meetings.
  • To set out garden and agree with Contracts Manager prior to work commencing
  • To oversee and manage subcontractors
  • To carry out all required Health and Safety checks, including Risk Assessments, Competence Forms, Vehicle H&S, Inductions etc
  • To keep site diary and monitor staff to ensure correct admin, personnel and H&S procedures are being followed

Benefits include:

  • A highly competitive salary dependant on experience
  • Provision of Company van for business use (Ford Transit or similar)
  • Provision of Company mobile phone for business use

Company

We possess over 20 years recruitment experience and have specialised in the Gardening, Landscaping and Horticulture industries since 1999. Typically we have 150+ permanent vacancies covering all areas of the horticultural industry, from operatives to senior management.To apply for any of our vacancies please complete our simple online application form by visiting www.freshhortcareers.com.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
020 7793 7825
Location
8 Silk Mews
Kennington
London
SE11 4BA
United Kingdom
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