Soft Landscape Foreperson

Location : Surrey, London and Home Counties
Salary : Up to 35k
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 48289

Soft Landscape Foreperson
Our client is currently have an exciting opportunity to join our multi award-winning company. This is a key role within the Construction division of the business, leading the soft landscaping & horticultural activities to bring design led horticultural plans to life.

The successful candidate will need to be dynamic, organised and highly motivated, with a proven ability to use their own initiative in order to drive projects forward.

They need to have a proven record of accomplishment in delivering high end soft landscaping projects in line with exacting specification.
They will also need to be a collaborative team worker, able to lead a soft landscaping team, whilst liaising effectively with other stakeholders such as landscape architects, garden designers, hard landscaping forepersons, sub-contractors and clients.

The candidate will need to organise horticultural resources alongside the overall Site Forepersons and the companys Plant Procurement Specialist to deliver an effective and timely service. Ensuring superb quality in terms of plant / tree health whilst on site is key to realising the garden vision.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Reading and actioning site design plans to ensure the horticultural elements are delivered as prescribed
Managing landscaping staff on site
Reporting to the Contracts Manager and Contracts Director with proven ability to deliver on business objectives in a timely and cost effective manner
Liaising and communicating with all external stakeholders whilst sensitively managing those relationships
Maintaining and managing all horticultural elements on site to ensure sustained good health
Turfing and its maintenance
Tree planting, working alongside specialists where required

Requirements for the role include, but are not limited to:

Recognised horticultural qualification, able to demonstrate excellent plant knowledge which will be tested on interview
Full clean UK driving licence
CSCS card
Competent in using the appropriate power tools where required
Certificates in spraying (PA1 PA6),and Ride-on Mowers would be an advantage but not essential
Excellent awareness of Health & Safety and implementing procedures

Qualities required of the ideal candidate:
Ability to work positively in a team with a pro active and can do attitude
Able to work independently and take ownership for delivering superb quality work every time
 High levels of energy, self motivation and the ability to motivate others
Strong attention to detail
Good time management
Ability to work under pressure to meet project deadlines
Strong work ethic
Integrity and discretion
A desire to develop personally, whilst also supporting the development of other team members

What you will receive for fulfilling this role:
A competitive annual salary depending on experience
An annual bonus based on the Companys overall performance
Use of a Company van for business
28 days holiday inclusive of bank and public holidays
Branded uniform
Company pension scheme
Employee assistance programme backed by BUPA
Company events
Working for one of the UKs leading award winning landscaping companies

Please quote 48289 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)