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Faringdon, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire     Start Date: 29 May 2023 - Full Time     £28,000 - £35,000 per annum DOE.

Job Description

 

Job Role:

The main duties include creating and maintaining beautiful gardens in and around Oxfordshire. Observing, supervising, and controlling the work schedule of the garden maintenance team. Providing advice and assistance where necessary to ensure tasks are performed properly. Other responsibilties include, training new staff members, scheduling in work, liaising with clients and providing feedback to the directors and office staff on a daily basis.

Key Knowledge:
Have extensive knowledge of gardening and plants
Be able to identify plant distress i.e. pest / disease
Be competent in maintaining gardens to a high standard
Ensuring all work is completed adhering to all health and safety guidelines (including all team members)

Key Skills & Responsibilities:
Hedge Cutting
Planting
Pruning
Weeding
PA1 & PA6 Spraying Certificate
Border Maintenance
Mowing / Strimming
Specialist Plant Care
Topiary
Daily reporting to Directors and office staff (providing regular feedback)
Organising the team, setting priorities, plans and delegating tasks
Training staff day-to-day and evaluating staff members performance
Evaluate new equipment and techniques, continue to improve knowledge
Experience in supervising a small team
Supervising the correct and safe use of equipment, machinery, and vehicles, including routine maintenance inspections
Assist with the ongoing health and safety policy by carrying out Risk Assessments and giving training talks to the team

Personal Qualities / About You:
Have a positive 'can-do' attitude towards all aspects of work
Be punctual, hardworking and reliable
Supervisory / team leading experience, with excellent plant knowledge
Be a motivational force within the team
Show respect to all customers and colleagues alike
Be able to motivate yourself and work without direction of a manager
High attention to detail

Benefits:
Company events
Company pension
Free on-site parking
High quality uniform and PPE provided.

A full clean driving license is required. The successful applicant will need to get to Faringdon for a start time of 7am Monday - Friday.

How to Apply

 

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to dmwgarden@aol.com

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