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Hands-on Maintenance Manager

Fresh Horticultural Careers
London (Greater)
£35-40K DOE
Closing date
16 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Management Jobs
Groundskeeping & Maintenance

Job Details

Our London-based client is looking for a Hand-on Maintenance Manager to join their close knit team.

You will be expected to manage the day‐to‐day running of the service function within greater London; your primary role is to ensure that high standards of service are delivered to our clients and ensure that financial targets are achieved through the proactive and safe management of staff and resources.

Outline of Tasks and Responsibilities:

Human Resources

  • Manage staff attendance and plan for seasonal demand variations
  • Assist in interviewing, recruiting and inducting new staff
  • Lead and motivate staff to full potential and committed to management plans and objectives
  • Liaise with management to identify training and development opportunities for team members
  • Leadership
  • Ensure all staff have the necessary tools, equipment and materials to complete required tasks
  • Undertake regular site visits to ensure that operations are carried out to the appropriate quality, frequency and


  • Planning and implementing work schedules
  • Implement, check and maintain health and safety standards
  • Administration and Finance
  • Work to and assist with budget preparation for:
  • Staff salaries, temps and sub contractors
  • Tools, staff training, uniform, PPE etc.
  • Maintenance checks and safe use of company vehicles and equipment
  • Assist with identification and tendering for new business and additional works
  • Maintaining paper and computerised contract files
  • Dealing with electronic and phone enquiries
  • Regular site visits and client meetings to ensure standards are high and client are happy

Key knowledge and experience required:

  • Two years’ experience as a contract supervisor within a similar environment and be able to demonstrate good
  • commercial and operational experience.
  • Experience of supporting maintenance contracts, including weekly time table preparation
  • Experience of financial administration including, producing budgets, invoicing and reconciliation
  • Experience of setting‐up contract documentation
  • PA1, PA6a certificate
  • NVQ 4 certificate in Amenity Horticulture ‐ in work training considered
  • Health and Safety training to high level e.g. IOSH

Key skills and abilities include:

  • Flexible approach with excellent organisation and co‐ordination skills
  • Be happy to work alongside the team. The Hands-on aspect is integral.
  • Able to work under pressure, whilst maintaining a high level of customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and awareness for the need for confidentiality
  • Ability to problem‐solve day to day issues
  • Advanced administrative and MS Office software, in particular Excel
  • Full clean driving licence


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

Company info
020 7793 7825
SE11 4BA

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