Soft Landscape operative

Chichester, West Sussex
Competitive Rates of Pay
17 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016

Soft Landscape operative

Experience required:

We are looking for ten (10) full-time staff with at least two years’ experience in commercial soft landscaping; in particular, New House Builds – from several to 100+ plots. You will need to be extremely proficient with turfing; including knowing how to prepare ground to turf with the use of rotovators and hand tools, tree planting (ALL sizes), shrub planting, with a sound horticultural background, knowledge and excellent skills of the above species.

We are pro-actively seeking experienced, punctual, committed, well-mannered individuals, preferably non-smokers, who are keen and able to learn to grow as our business model is driven forwards.

You will need to possess the skills to be a team player as often you will be working as a small team of two or three men, but with the addition on larger contracts to work in much larger groups. You will be able to take instruction and if matters arise, have the confidence to speak to your Contracts Manager in the first instance and address and work through a problem.

As a small team you will be required to load your tools and equipment every morning or night before to ensure that you are on site as early as is practical. Your manner towards your tools will be a testament to how you are perceived within the company, therefore, you will be expected to care for the issued tools in your works vehicle. You will be required to meet deadlines as all sites have high expectations on our ability to deliver on time, every time.

It is imperative that on our sites you actively and pro-actively meet the standards for all Health & Safety and PPE guidelines – we operate a zero tolerance and as such it is your responsibility to take responsibility for your own day-to-day H&S matters and the safety of those around you in accordance with VDW Landscapes H&S policies, risk assessments and method statements

It would be preferable for you to possess a full, clean driver’s licence and a recognised Horticultural qualification, such as an NVQ or RHS certificates, but these are not essential if your skillset can be demonstrated to be of a very high level.

Essential is a Green – landscape operative card and preferably a ROLO training card which can be obtained through a one-day training course via BALI. If you are not in possession of these, please can you apply independently and pass the simple test prior to your application as we cannot interview or employ anyone without them. If you are the right candidate however, we may be able to pay and provide the ROLO and CSCS training courses on your behalf which will come with provisions for repayment.

Pay is commensurate with experience and overtime is paid. Paid weekly.

If you feel that you have the required skills and would like to join us, please  click the apply button to email your CV to John Psota-Jenkins, Senior Projects Manager – VDW Landscapes

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