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Garden Maintenance Foreman

Employer
Outsiders
Location
London
Salary
Up to 38,000 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Gardening Jobs
Sector
Horticultural Specialist
Seniority
Manager

The Outsiders is a fast growing and well-respected garden design, landscaping and maintenance company operating across London. We are looking for an experienced full-time skilled Garden Maintenance Foreman to join our busy and innovative team, responsible for planting and maintaining premium and innovative domestic and commercial projects across London and oversee our garden maintenance operations.

The ideal will have a passion for horticulture, a keen eye for detail and have strong leadership abilities to manage a team effectively. This exciting role requires team players who show initiative and can also work independently; they will report directly to the office. The successful candidate must hold a full driving licence and have experience driving vans. They will need to be self-motivated with good horticultural knowledge and be passionate about gardening with a desire to develop.

Role:

  • Lead a team of garden maintenance staff in daily operations, ensuring tasks are completed efficiently and to the highest standards.
  • Work as part of a soft landscaping team to plant and maintain prestigious, premium gardens and commercial sites across London.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively manage a busy and flexible schedule.
  • Deliver great customer services, able to build client relationships and respond calmly and politely to any queries.
  • Highlight and communicate any problems or developments to GM Manager.
  • Ensure all tools, materials and plants are taken to site when required.
  • Daily completion of electronic job sheets highlighting next steps for future jobs.
  • Ensure that the van is kept clean and tidy with a full set of tools.
  • Oversee and carry out general garden maintenance – including mowing, planting annuals and bulbs, pruning at the correct time, lawn care and overall garden development.
  • Ensure all health and safety procedures are followed.

You will need:

  • Excellent horticultural knowledge with at least 3-4 years + experience in the industry to include: pruning, pest & disease control, planting, irrigation, lawn care, using a wide variety of horticultural machinery.
  • A desire and passion to continually learn and develop.
  • A drive to deliver/create/nurture high standard gardens.
  • Knowledge of seasonal variations.
  • Good organisation and time management.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate effectively and appropriately with clients, operations team and designers.
  • Right to live and work in the UK.
  • Full clean UK driving license, with experience of driving vans. Recognized horticultural qualification, or a high level of horticultural experience/knowledge.

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