Garden Maintenance Operative

Location : South West London
Salary : 27k
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 47140

The Maintenance Operative participates in the day-to-day maintenance of the designated gardens and is directed by the Team Leader. Responsibilities include carrying out various garden tasks as requested, care of equipment and tools, and following instructions as required.

  • Ensure that the appearance of our clients gardens meet or exceed expectations and that the companys goals of excellent client service are always achieved.
  • Communicate regularly with the Maintenance Team Leader regarding day-to-day maintenance operations including reporting any unusual conditions.
  • Carry out maintenance tasks as requested in the most efficient and timely manner.
  • Comply with all company policies and health and safety procedures as appropriate and encourage others to follow them.
  • Care for assigned equipment and notify the Maintenance Team Leader of any required repairs.
  • Maintain effective employee, client and public relations.
  • Log own timesheets/hours and absenteeism on relevant employee online portals.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Maintenance Team Leader.

Requirements and qualifications

Minimum of one year experience in residential garden maintenance/soft landscaping, or a combination of transferable skills, love of working outdoors and keenness to learn.

  • A basic knowledge of:
  • methods, materials, tools and equipment used in garden maintenance operations.
  • standard horticultural practices (planting, pruning, fertilising, etc.) 
  • growth characteristics and identification of a wide variety of plants
  • Basic first aid certificate or greater
  • Desirable: horticultural qualifications
  • Desirable: PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates.
  • Physical aptitude to working outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions - physical demands include lifting and carrying, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, kneeling and repetitive motion.
  • Ability to take and follow instructions.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Great cooperation and team skills
  • High levels of ethical conduct, including timekeeping and attendance
  • Able to work autonomously.
  • High standards of work and attention to detail
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain organisation and a positive attitude.

Benefits and Package

  • 8am to 4.30pm 5 days per week Monday to Friday (with overtime/weekend work available.)
  • 20 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • Length of service holiday accrual (up to 25 days).
  • Birthday day off
  • Pension scheme
  • Refer a friend bonus (£500 after tax)
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee e-learning platform
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Quarterly social events
  • Salary: £ 27,000 per annum

Please quote 47140 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)