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Horticulturalist Gardener

Employer
LDN Horticulture
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£25,000 - £,30,000- based on experience and qualifications
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Job Details

Job Title: Horticulturalist (Aftercare Gardener)
Holiday: 28 days holiday (includes Bank Holidays)
Birthday day: All employees have their Birthday as an extra paid holiday day
Pay grade: £25,500 - £30,000- based on experience and qualifications
Reporting Relationships: Reporting to – Aftercare (Maintenance) Manager

Development Path: Ultimately, this post has the possibility of becoming a team leader, supervisor or the potential of a management position within the company.

Benefits:

  • All employees have their Birthday as paid holiday
  • Potential bonus scheme to be discussed and implemented at a later date for the right candidate

Start Date: As soon as possible 

 

Working with us:
We are a diverse team of passionate horticulturalists who love what we do. LDN Horticulture is first and foremost a garden maintenance business. We carry out occasional projects and soft landscaping work to evolve our clients' gardens and continue to improve the outside spaces that we manage. Both LDN Horticulture and our sister company the design practice Harry Holding Studio, were founded by Harry Holding in 2016 and share the same core values and ethos. We share a close working relationship with our design partner, HHS, who work on an array of exciting projects across London and further afield.

Being a part of the team, every day is a joy – working hard to achieve our high standards and having a good laugh whilst doing so. We have a wonderful array of high end and exacting clients who we have often worked with for many years and trust and value our work. 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about horticulture and is ready to take that next step in their career - being a key player in a growing company with potential future progression. The right candidate will have the same tenacious motivation to get stuck into the business and the work we do - creating and caring for inspiring gardens.

 

Job summary:
We are looking for a passionate, personable and knowledgeable horticulturalist to join our team which is based in NW3 (Primrose Hill). The role will require a real drive and desire to deliver exceptional quality garden (maintenance focused) services to high-end residential houses. A hands on and joyful attitude is required to fit into the company culture and a thirst for knowledge to continue progressing within the role.

The role:

  • Full time employment
  • Highly competitive salary with prospects of bonuses
  • Garden maintenance (mowing, hedge cutting, strimming, blowing, weeding, pruning, tidying)  - multiple gardens per day
  • Garden landscaping (planting, clearing, turfing, minor construction such steel edge installation / sleeper pathways etc) 
  • Monitoring of irrigation systems & water features
  • General working hours between 7:30am - 4:30pm 
  • Confident and able to use phone based apps for work throughout the course of the day as part of the role

 

The successful applicant must:

  • Be a people person - personable, well mannered and presentable. This is particularly important as we deal with high end clients
  • Full and clean UK driving license and confident in driving electric vehicles around London roads
  • Have a strong horticultural knowledge and plant base and ideally some experience working in residential gardens
  • Horticultural qualification(s)
  • Be physically fit and able to carry out a demanding and fast paced role 5 days a week
  • Be able to work on their own initiative both in a team and alone
  • Be flexible with work hours when required to get the job done
  • Be focused, hard working and swift when on the job
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills - as a guide we can maintain up-to 5 gardens per day
  • Tidy and considerate (side access is not always available so we often go through people’s homes)
  • Confident with plant health and cross contamination measures
  • Confident with all areas of shaping and pruning (with plant health as the main priority)
  • Understanding of common pests and diseases with preventative and treatment methods being eco friendly (we are environmentally conscious in everything we do, this is at the core of our ethos)
  • A good knowledge of tools - we use a wide range of electric power tools everyday (mowers, blowers, strimmers, hedge cutters)  - as well as hand tools and other equipment - and how to use them effectively
  • Knowledge of or the desire to learn more about horticulture and how to garden in more environmentally friendly ways
  • An appreciation of garden design

Personal Management: 

  • You are expected to arrive promptly for work and will need to be able to reliably commute to NW3 for 7:30am each day. 
  • We expect all staff to join in with company events and socials where possible to help build relationships with fellow team members and to build team morale.
  • A professional and can do attitude.
  • All staff are expected to uphold the company values.

 

Company Mission Statement:

To be the number one maintenance company in London when looking for a high end and highly personable service with impeccable attention to detail. To develop a loyal client base through effective sources and word of mouth, provide the highest quality service whilst increasing revenue and profit margins. Promoting and developing organic and environmentally friendly methods of horticultural maintenance which forms the core ethos of our business. Working to reduce our carbon footprint year on year, with the aim of being valued as a sustainable net zero company by 2030.

Website: https://www.LDNhorticulture.co.uk

 

Company

LDN Horticulture is an industry-leading company of passionate horticulturalists. We create and nurture London gardens in environmentally sensitive ways. Both LDN Horticulture and our sister company Harry Holding Studio, were founded by Harry Holding in 2016 and share the same core values and ethos. We share a close working relationship with our design partner, HHS, who work on an array of exciting projects across London and further afield.

Company info
Website
Telephone
0207088 8218
Location
77D King Henry's Road
London
London
NW3 3QU
United Kingdom

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