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Garden Maintenance Team leader

Fresh Horticultural Careers
London (South), London (Greater)
£33K-38K DOE
Closing date
16 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Gardening Jobs
Groundskeeping & Maintenance

Job Details

Our High end client specialised in Design, build and Maintenance. They are based in SW London and are seeking a Garden maintenance operative to join their team. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the  Maintenance Team Leader oversees the day-to-day maintenance of the designated gardens and is directed by the Maintenance Supervisor. Responsibilities include carrying out & assigning various garden tasks, care of equipment and tools, and reporting of issues.


  • Responsible for assigned vehicle, garden portfolio and Maintenance Operative.
  • Ensure that the appearance of our client’s gardens meet or exceed expectations and that RSL’s goals of excellent client service are always achieved.
  • Communicate regularly with the Maintenance Supervisor regarding day-to-day maintenance operations including reporting any unusual conditions.
  • Carry out & assign maintenance tasks in the most efficient and timely manner.
  • Comply with all RSL policies and health and safety procedures as appropriate and encourage others to follow them.
  • Care for assigned equipment and notify the Maintenance Supervisor of any required repairs.
  • Maintain effective employee, client and public relations.
  • Log own timesheets/hours and absenteeism on relevant employee online portals.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Relevant experience in high end residential garden maintenance/soft landscaping, or a combination of transferable skills, love of working outdoors and keenness to learn & progress.
  • An in-depth knowledge of:
    o methods, materials, tools and equipment used in garden maintenance operations.
    o standard horticultural practices (planting, pruning, fertilising, etc.)
    o growth characteristics and identification of a wide variety of plants

The ideal Candidate should have:

  • Desirable: Basic first aid certificate or greater
  • Desirable: RHS Level 2 or equivalent experience
  • Essential: Drivers Licence.
  • Essential: PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates.
  • Physical aptitude to working outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions - physical demands include lifting and carrying, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, kneeling and repetitive motion.
  • Ability to take and follow instructions.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Great cooperation and team skills
  • High levels of ethical conduct, including timekeeping and attendance
  • Able to work autonomously.
  • High standards of work and attention to detail
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain organisation and a positive attitude.

Only suitable candidates will be contacted.


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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