Stephen Charles Landscapes is a small firm based in Richmond Upon Thames. We cover both private gardens and commercial estates.
We are now looking for a Landscape Maintenance Operative to join our team in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, TW10.
The senior Gardener in a 2 man team (1 other plus yourself) on Team 1 garden maintenance rounds; assisting in the upkeep and maintenance of all client grounds to our expected standard.
All aspects of garden maintenance including:
- Mowing – lawn cutting and maintenance
- Hedge cutting
- Leaf blowing
- Commercial and Private estates
- Maintenance of equipment/cleaning·
- Ensuring you complete all tasks on our client system at each visit and all other tasks allocated to you on our other software·
- Using our time keeping software to log in and out to record your hours, as well as our client software at each job.·
- Taking daily pictures at each job, including other work that needs doing so we can discuss with clients·
- Ensuring other employees are meeting our high standards and if not discussing with our management team·
- Eye for detail and good communication a must.
Person Specification Essential
It is essential the candidate has previous maintenance experience
Full clean UK driving licence is essential – we prefer age 25 and over due to insurance reasons, candidates without a full drivers licence will not be considered for this role.
Team player and well-organised and able to take direction, as well as able to give instruction
Highly motivated individual
Keen attention to detail and take great care within the gardens
Confident communication skills, with the ability to interact with individuals from a range of backgrounds
Proactive and flexible approach to work
Keen to take responsibility and ownership for tasks
Be polite and courteous at all times and complete any reasonable tasks requested
Experience using essential garden maintenance machinery and tools e.g. pedestrian mowers, strimmers and leaf blowers as well as hand tools
Excellent interpersonal skills (client liaison experience)
Good/Excellent plant knowledge
A positive, can do attitude with excellent communication skills
Able to use own initiative where things either go quicker than expected or slower than expected
Relevant qualification in gardening or horticulture desired
NVQ in Horticulture 1 and 2 is an advantage or similar qualification
No other Qualifications required but it would be useful if you had competency certificates, PA1 and PA6, if not we will in the right circumstances send you on the relevant courses
CRB checks will be carried out if you have your own please send us a scanned copy
Hours of work 1st April to 30th September the hours of work are 745am to 545pm including one hour break split into a half hour lunch break and two smaller 15minute breaks 1st October to 31st March the hours of work are 745am to 345pm with a half hour lunch break and two smaller 5 minute breaks.
Throughout the summer months it is compulsory that you work one Saturday in four.
Holiday entitlement 28 days rising to 38 days upon 5 years’ service
Starting Salary – Circa Wages will be dependent on experience starting between £320 a week and £450 a week (between £22,880 and £26,350 a year) and rising as you progress through our assessments and training programme.
Wages reviewed after 3 months
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £22,880.00 to £26,350.00 /year
To apply: email your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0844 736 5888 on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.