Hard Landscape Foreperson - 40912

Location : London/ Surrey
Salary : Up to £45k doe
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 40912

Our client is a multiple award-winning company. They are a unique company that offers a complete garden service, managing the whole garden construction process from the designer's initial concept plan to the completion of the fully planted and landscaped garden. This client is now looking for a Hard Landscape Foreperson to join their team.

They require a highly self-motivated person with extensive landscape knowledge and experience who is capable of working on their own initiative and in collaboration with management to create top-end gardens. Although this is a hands-on role, the foreperson will be responsible for supervising team members, as well as agency staff and sub-contractors when required.

The role involves driving and applicants must therefore have a full, clean driving licence.

Main duties

  • To carry out general landscaping works and to supervise the day to day running of the sit an its staff.
  • To liaise with the Contracts Manager regarding daily/weekly scheduling, ordering of material etc. This will involve regular updates and meetings
  • To set out garden and agree with Contracts Manager prior to work commencing
  • To oversee and manage sub-contractors
  • To carry out all required Health & Safety checks, including Risk Assessments, CompetenceForms, Vehicle H&S, Inductions etc
  • To keep site diary and monitor staff to ensure correct admin, personnel and H&S procedure are being followed.

Skills required

  • Broad range of landscaping skills
  • Specific skills required include
  • Brickwork
  • Paving
  • Machine use e.g. excavators, dumpers, forklifts
  • Use of laser level for setting out, height measurements etc
  • Self-motivated, organised and pro-active
  • Ability to deal with management, clients and designers professionally and
  • diplomatically
  • Ability to instruct other staff clearly and efficiently.


  •  Extensive landscaping record
  •  Experience in working from plans and specifications
  •  Proven people management background
  •  Receiving and planting of larger tree stock
  •  Crane work and safe lifting
  •  Good carpentry record, along with some knowledge of rendering and plumbing
  •  Familiarity with Health & Safety policies and experience in implementing them

Please quote 40912 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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Once again, I would like to extend my thanks to you for being so efficient and focused on my behalf. You have impressed me and have been extremely professional about matching me well with potential opportunities. Should I require staff in my new role... I will be sure to use you.

Simon (Contracts Manager)

I would like to give a big thank you to everyone in the team at Fresh Horticultural Careers for their help throughout my employment with them. Their support was great and helped me enjoy my time whilst working for them.

Ross (Horticulture)