Maintenance Team Leader

Location : South East Essex and Kent
Salary : 28k
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 46793

Maintenance Team Leader
Reporting to Assistant Operations Manager, you will be working on projects through Essex and Kent.. As the Team Leader you will be working alongside and supervising the operatives carrying out turfing, grass cutting (ride on and pedestrian), strimming, shrub and border maintenance, hedge cutting, litter picking, and a full range of horticultural work as required by the contracted works. The successful candidate needs to be reliable, energetic and enthusiastic with a determined, flexible approach.

Job Objectives & Responsibilities:

  • To ensure all tasks are completed to the required standard
  • To ensure you are in possession of and wear the correct uniform & PPE at all times
  • To ensure that the vehicles and machinery (including mobile phones) you are using are in good working order and being properly used
  • Attend and participate in any requested tools box talks.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Grass Cutting (ride on and pedestrian)
  • Strimming
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Shrub and Border Maintenance
  • Hedge Cutting
  • Leaf and litter picking
  • Sweeping/cleaning
  • Herbicide Application
  • A full range of horticultural work as requested by the contracted works.
  • Report and return any broken machinery to your line manager.
  • Ensure skips are loaded correctly, both general waste skip and green waste skips.
  • Ensure you record work completed. this includes using systems advised by the company and will include digital working systems.
  • Communicate regularly with your line manager.
  • Complete any required paperwork such as maps, tick sheets, signing in paperwork etc.
  • Notify your line manager of any health and safety issues, observations and all accidents in accordance with the company procedure.
  • Be prepared to work the hours necessary to meet our contractual obligation.
  • Ensure all tasks completed are to specification required and finished to a high standard.
  • Ensure all communication with colleagues, clients and members of the public is courteous and professional and in line with core standards.
  • 20 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Uniform supplied
  • Opportunity for further training

Essential Requirements:

  • A "can do" attitude
  • CSCS Card desirable
  • Full driving Licence required


  • Previous experience within Grounds Maintenance
  • Qualification to tow trailers and PA1/PA6.


Location Essex/Kent  Based out of South East Essex Deport


Please quote 46793 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)