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Garden Maintenance Manager

Employer
Fresh Horticultural Careers
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£30,000-41,000 per year, depending on experience
Closing date
3 Aug 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Gardening Jobs
Sector
Groundskeeping & Maintenance
Seniority
Manager

Job Details

Our client runs a fast growing and well-respected garden design, landscaping and maintenance company operating across London.

They are looking for an experienced Garden Maintenance Manager to join their busy and innovative team full time, responsible for ensuring the highest standards of care and customer satisfaction with domestic and commercial projects across London.

This role requires a combination of horticultural knowledge and leadership skills. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing a team of gardeners, assisting scheduling and coordinating maintenance activities, and liaising with clients to ensure their gardens are maintained to the highest standard.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Management: Lead, motivate and manage a team of garden maintenance staff.
  • Scheduling and Coordination: Plan and schedule maintenance activities to ensure timely completion.
  • Client Relations: Act as primary point of contact for clients. Conduct site visits, and engage with clients to understand their needs, providing accurate estimates and delivering exceptional customer service. Provide maintenance recommendations and address any concerns or feedback promptly.
  • Horticulture Care: Oversee all garden maintenance tasks, including planting, pruning, weeding, fertilizing, pest control and irrigation management. Ensure all work is carried out to the highest horticultural standards.
  • Quality Control: Regularly inspect garden sites to ensure maintenance standards are met. Implement improvements as necessary to enhance garden aesthetics and health.
  • Health & Safety: Ensure all teams comply with health and safety regulations. Provide training and enforce safety protocols among the teams.
  • Equipment Management: Oversee the maintenance of gardening tools and equipment. Ensure all equipment is in good working order with regular maintenance service checks.

You will need:

  • Excellent horticultural knowledge with at least 5 + years experience in garden maintenance, with at least 2 years' supervisory or managerial role.
  • Ability to produce accurate quotes.
  • Highly organised and able to multitask effectively.
  • A desire and passion to continually learn and develop.
  • A drive to deliver, create and nurture high standard gardens.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • A right to live and work in the UK.
  • Full clean drivers licence with two years minimum driving experience.
  • Recognised horticultural qualification, or a high level of horticultural knowledge/experience.

Salary: £30,000-41,000 per year, depending on experience

 

Company

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 www.freshhortcareers.com.

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 7793 7825
Location
London
SE11 4BA
GB

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