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.
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
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.
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
To apply for this job you must have the right to work in United Kingdom.