Do you want to be part of an innovative urban landscaping effort transforming South London one garden at a time?
Are you passionate about sustainable gardening and tired of meeting dull briefs that ward off wildlife?
Do you want to put organic principles into practice, influencing landowners to make positive choices for biodiversity?
Do you enjoy working with a team and motivating others toward better environmental practices and experimentation?
Would you be keen to make a new role your own, and make a mark on our community?
This role would suit an experienced manager with a gardening and construction skill-set, and is an exciting opportunity to grow and showcase the unique work of Walworth Garden.
The Landscaping Manager will be responsible for all matters relating to the work of Walworth Garden Services Division (WGSD); maintain and grow its reputation as an environment-first landscaping operation; progress and implement innovative alternatives to the usual polluting processes of traditional horticultural behaviours and take staff and clients with them.
They will lead a team of staff to success; procure new and maintain existing contracts in all areas of operation; be responsible for the Health and Safety of all WGSD operations and train staff.
This will include all forms of gardening work including but not exclusive to clearance, maintenance and hard and soft landscaping.
They will be the first point of contact for all matters relating to WGSD
They will be responsible for all of the organisation’s vehicles, tools and equipment.
The postholder will also be responsible for ensuring the landscaping yard and all its elements, including waste is managed sustainably, effectively, efficiently and compliantly.
They will lead on all ordering of goods, tools and equipment for the area, creating relationships with suppliers and ensuring best value for money.
In conjunction with other senior staff, the postholder will be responsible for recruitment, selection, induction and overseeing the work of any volunteers that help with activities related to the principal accountabilities.
Walworth Garden is a charity dedicated to knowledge and nurture.
We aim to improve lives by providing excellent learning and horticultural therapy in an award winning garden that’s open to all.
Walworth Garden is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. The Charity is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. Our main charitable work includes free horticultural training for those in need and Social & Therapeutic Horticulture. We provide environment-first gardening services that individuals or other organisations pay for in order to generate surplus income to support our charitable work.
Walworth Garden works with some of the most vulnerable in society and safeguarding is of paramount importance. All staff will undergo a DBS check.
The postholder’s Line Manager:
The postholder will manage:
The staff of Walworth Garden Services Division
Work experience and placement staff
Please see the full details of the postholder’s responsibilities in the job description linked below.
Please see the Job Description for further details about the role, as well as the full person specification.
If you think this is the job for you, please email your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are the right person to take on this opportunity to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Monday 14 February. Each document should be no more than 2 A4 pages each. If you have a portfolio of previous work please feel free to submit this as well.
For a confidential chat about the role, please call Oli on 020 7582 2652.
We particularly welcome applications from those identifying with groups currently under-represented within horticulture.