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Soft Landscape Foreperson

Employer
Fresh Horticultural Careers
Location
Surrey
Salary
Up to 35k
Closing date
3 Aug 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Management Jobs
Sector
Landscaping
Seniority
Manager

Job Details

Soft Landscape Foreperson LOCATION: Surrey, London & Home Counties
  Our client is currently have an exciting opportunity to join our multi award-winning company. This is a key role within the Construction division of the business, leading the soft landscaping & horticultural activities to bring design led horticultural plans to life.

The successful candidate will need to be dynamic, organised and highly motivated, with a proven ability to use their own initiative in order to drive projects forward.

They need to have a proven record of accomplishment in delivering high end soft landscaping projects in line with exacting specification.   They will also need to be a collaborative team worker, able to lead a soft landscaping team, whilst liaising effectively with other stakeholders such as landscape architects, garden designers, hard landscaping forepersons, sub-contractors and clients.

The candidate will need to organise horticultural resources alongside the overall Site Forepersons and the companys Plant Procurement Specialist to deliver an effective and timely service. Ensuring superb quality in terms of plant / tree health whilst on site is key to realising the garden vision.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Reading and actioning site design plans to ensure the horticultural elements are delivered as prescribed
Managing landscaping staff on site
Reporting to the Contracts Manager and Contracts Director with proven ability to deliver on business objectives in a timely and cost effective manner
Liaising and communicating with all external stakeholders whilst sensitively managing those relationships
Maintaining and managing all horticultural elements on site to ensure sustained good health
Turfing and its maintenance
Tree planting, working alongside specialists where required

Requirements for the role include, but are not limited to:

Recognised horticultural qualification, able to demonstrate excellent plant knowledge which will be tested on interview
Full clean UK driving licence
CSCS card
Competent in using the appropriate power tools where required
Certificates in spraying (PA1 PA6),and Ride-on Mowers would be an advantage but not essential Excellent awareness of Health & Safety and implementing procedures
Qualities required of the ideal candidate:
  Ability to work positively in a team with a pro active and can do attitude Able to work independently and take ownership for delivering superb quality work every time  High levels of energy, self motivation and the ability to motivate others Strong attention to detail Good time management Ability to work under pressure to meet project deadlines Strong work ethic Integrity and discretion A desire to develop personally, whilst also supporting the development of other team members

What you will receive for fulfilling this role:
  A competitive annual salary depending on experience
An annual bonus based on the Companys overall performance
Use of a Company van for business
28 days holiday inclusive of bank and public holidays
Branded uniform
PPE
Training
Company pension scheme
Employee assistance programme backed by BUPA
Company events
Working for one of the UKs leading award winning landscaping companies

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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