Price Free
Category Farm, Vet, Garden & Landscaping
Published date 01/11/2016
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Country United Kingdom

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

(For housing and amenity areas in Harlow)

Company Description

D. Honour & Sons (Landscape) Limited have been operating for over 38 years, situated in Stansted on the Essex/Hertfordshire border. Over the years the company has established a strong reputation for landscape construction in private, public and commercial sectors, with much of the work being with local authorities and public bodies in Hertfordshire and Essex. This current opportunity requires a new Maintenance Contract Manager to manage a site within Harlow, which will involve running a team of people and ensuring continual grounds maintenance in accordance with contractual obligations.

Job Description

Our ideal candidate will already have held a similar position or be able to demonstrate a readiness to move into a supervisory role providing an efficient service and high degree of maintenance in accordance with client requirements. You will be supervising numerous Grounds Maintenance Operatives ensuring contractual obligations are fulfilled. Required works will involve grass cutting, weeding, rubbish clearance, pruning, edging and other seasonal activities as required and will therefore require experience in horticulture and ground maintenance. The successful applicant will be customer focused, pro-active, honest and committed to ensuring their teams continue to deliver the highest standard our clients expect.

Personal Specification

- Must have previous experience of grounds maintenance/soft landscaping.

- Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

- Ability to manage and motivate a team and work under pressure.

- Must be keen to adopt responsibility for highly specified maintenance

- The capability to use grass cut machinery

- Required horticultural knowledge

- Ability to manage your own and your teams workload and work to deadlines.

- Excellent personal organisation

- Ability to execute additional works as instructed by clients

- Team player with ability to work on own initiative and successfully deal with the unexpected.

- Advantageous to have previous training in health & safety and use of equipment

- Capable of towing a trailer

- Full UK Driving License

Roles & Responsibilities

- Supervise a team of 2-3 persons and ensure team achieves the highest level of maintenance service to the client.

- Ensure works are delivered to the required standards and in accordance with the set specification.

- Onsite works; Grass cutting, weeding, rubbish clearance, pruning etc.

- Working as part of the management team representing the company when liaising with clients and client representatives

- Travel to and from Stansted base to site each day

- Deciding on appropriate work products, methods and procedures

- Undertake regular quality checks using our in house system


Job Specifications

- All equipment provided

- Dedicated Vehicles

- Holiday (21 days) - 3 days to be reserved for Christmas shut down. Paid Bank Holidays.

- Salary: £23K - £25K

- Hours 730am – 430pm

- 5 days per week (Occasional overtime)

Name: Keith


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