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Skilled Gardener

Employer
Gavin Jones Ltd
Location
Regent's Park, London
Salary
£30,056
Closing date
27 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Gardening Jobs
Sector
Arboriculture & Tree Surgery
Seniority
Executive

Job description

A fantastic opportunity for a skilled experienced gardener who has a passion for plants and a keen interest in the environment to join our team of Gardeners who looks after the stunning Regent's Park Gardens. Must be reliable, hardworking, and physically fit. This is an exciting opportunity to work outdoors with highly experienced horticulturists practicing environmentally friendly techniques in a beautiful environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine garden maintenance tasks with precision and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate expertise in diagnosing and addressing various gardening issues.
  • Effectively communicate with clients to understand their preferences and requirements.
  • Supervise and manage gardeners, providing guidance and support as needed.
  • Utilize and maintain a range of gardening equipment, including lawn mowers, strimmer’s, and hedge cutters.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of plants, enabling the ability to prune, weed, and maintain borders with excellence.
  • Contribute to the improvement of existing gardens and recommend suitable plants for enhancement.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in gardening.
  • Proven ability to work independently and show initiative in maintaining gardens.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with clients and the public, as well as supervise a team of gardeners.
  • Proficient in the use of common gardening tools and equipment.
  • In-depth plant knowledge and the ability to recommend plants for various garden settings.
  • Strong organisational skills to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • RHS /L2 Horticulture qualification
  • Must have a full clean driving license.

In return we offer:

  • 28 days holiday (inc. Bank Holidays)
  • 40 hours per week permanent contract, Overtime paid at time & half.
  • Employee contribution pension scheme
  • A friendly customer focused team atmosphere
  • Training and Development with exciting opportunities to further your career.
  • Uniform/ PPE provided.
  • Refer a friend scheme, £200 per person from Day 1
  • Cycle to work scheme, and access to our Bravo benefits hub  

The Company:

Gavin Jones provides landscape construction services to a wide variety of clients across the UK, working alongside landscape architects, designers and main contractors. They also provide grounds maintenance services to military sites and public open spaces and are proud holders of the Royal Warrant.

Gavin Jones is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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