Assistant gardener foreman/Horticulturalist
Full Time Permanent
Horticulturalist
Hertfordshire, UK
Land and Estate
TBC
09/04/2018
HOPS-EGC
19/04/2018

Description

Our client is seeking an experienced gardener to join their prestigious maintenance service, providing fully qualified, first class domestic/commercial gardening and tree services in London, the Home Counties, and now Tuscany. Based on a fundamental love affair with the English style of horticulture, a wide range of professional services is covered in-house ensuring the provision of a consistent good service, in a one stop-shop for clients.

We require a person with a minimum of;

  •      Three-five years’ experience in a similar role
  •      Good sense of residential design, with an eye for details
  •      Horticulture background and plant knowledge
  •      Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  •      Professional demeanour (and a sense of humour)
  •      Proactive approach to work is a must

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Assisting in the running of a multi-site high quality garden maintenance team, carrying out duties such as lawn cutting, pruning, planting, weeding, loading and unloading tools, materials, hedge trimming, strimming.

Safe use of petrol machinery.

Application of general sundries including pesticides

Standing in as foreman for holidays.

Carrying out one off works such as turfing/planting/fencing etc and on occasion leading the team.

Assisting generally in running of the yard.

Driving vans from job to job.

QUALIFICATIONS/LICENCES REQUIRED:

Full driving licence a necessary

Trailer licence preferred but can offer training

Minimum 3 years garden maintenance experience

PA1 & PA6a Spraying certificate

Reasonable appearance as dealing with clients direct

Own vehicle to & from work

HOURS:

In season: 6.30am to 5pm Mon to Fri.

Winter: 6.30am to 4pm.

Saturday overtime optional – but at least 1 Saturday per month a requirement.

OTHER INFORMATION:

20 Days hols pa plus 5 days pa for good attendance plus all bank hols

Full uniform & safety wear

Training as required

Reference: HOPS - EGC

Accommodation Available: Yes

Accommodation Type (where applicable): n/a

Accommodation Price (where applicable): Can be arranged by employer at rental cost to employee

Required Skills and/or Licences: Full driving licence,Category E,sprayer tickets PA1,sprayer tickets PA6

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