Garden Team Leader

Location
England, Surrey, Hindhead
Salary
£26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted
07 Dec 2017
Closes
21 Dec 2017
Ref
00076574
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting and challenging role?

Would you like to join a fast growing company who specialise in high-end, innovative landscape design and build projects and prestigious garden maintenance for discerning private clients in Hindhead and the surrounding areas?

If so, you need to keep reading!

We offer a complete garden service, managing the whole garden construction from the designer's initial concept plan to the completion of the fully planted and landscaped garden.

Once created the Garden Maintenance team maintains the gardens and ensures they always look their best. This team is an essential part of our core business and we need reliable, enthusiastic, positive and experienced individuals to maintain and exceed our customer's expectations.

Reporting to our Managing Director, you'll be a highly self-motivated person, with good horticultural knowledge and be capable of working on your own initiative. You'll have excellent customer service skills, be naturally capable of demonstrating your knowledge and have core skills in all types of garden maintenance.

You must have experience of managing teams and a good knowledge of working in gardens that require the need for attention to detail. In the role you will be liaising with clients and designers, so a positive attitude and excellent communication skills are vital. You'll need excellent team work skills and be keen to help and provide direction to the other gardeners in the team.

Main Duties

- Liaising with clients and suppliers
- Lawn care, mowing and striping
- Planting, lifting, mulching, pruning, weeding, leaf cleaning
- Hedge cutting and strimming (hand and machine)
- General watering and management of irrigation systems
- Spraying, i.e. pest control, feeding and stone cleaning
- Management of garden water features
- Implementing company Health and Safety documentation
- Supervision of Staff, Machinery, Tools, and Equipment
- Completion of weekly tool checks and time management records
- Planning and scheduling daily tasks

Skills Required

- Horticultural qualification - minimum Level 2 is highly desirable but not essential (Depending on experience)
- PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates
- Health & Safety knowledge i.e. Familiar with HSE best practice standards
- First Aid Qualification
- Full clean UK driving license is essential as, you will be expected to pick up colleagues, stock from suppliers and travel to different customer sites each day

Benefits

To deliver the best service to our customers begins by providing our employees with the best. In addition to working with some of the most beautiful and unique residences in the South East, with access to the best equipment, machinery and some truly wonderful plant stock, they also provide you with:

- Company Pension Scheme
- Discretionary Bonus Scheme
- Uniform & PPE
- Use of a Company Van
- Childcare Vouchers
- Annual Performance Review and quarterly 1:1's
- Training and Career Development Opportunities

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