Head Gardener - Telford

Head Gardener - Telford

Job Overview

Location
Telford, England
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
TBC
Date Posted
11 days ago

Additional Details

Job ID
739872
Job Views
6

Job Description

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

This is a great opportunity to be involved in the maintenance of one of the Top 10 parks in the UK, Telford Town Park has held a green flag for the last 5 years. In this role you will be responsible for the high-quality delivery of the grounds maintenance and services, ensuring that high horticulture standards are continued to be delivered.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

General

* Undertake all routine and specialised gardening, focusing on best practice

* Maintain tools responsibly, including cleaning, oiling and sharpening as directed. Damaged or lost items to be reported to your supervisor

* Accept responsibility and work collaboratively to achieve results

* Communicate effectively, keep managers informed, and listen and ask questions to ensure understanding

* Be efficient and organised, working to company systems e.g. timesheets, work controls tick sheets, rotas

* Be reliable in your attendance at work and to follow company rules and procedures if absent from work for any reason

Planning and Organising

* Completion of certain reports/documents and returned to the Contract Manager for review

* Be efficient and organised, focusing on following company procedures e.g. job tick sheets, time sheets and vehicle inspection sheets

Health & Safety

* It is the responsibility of the Head Gardener to ensure that all staff within their team are inducted properly

* Ensure that works carried out complies and focuses on the idverde Health & Safety and Environmental Policy

* Ensure integrity when reporting accidents, near misses and hazards

* Work areas to be assessed with integrity to ensure potential hazards are removed or adequate control measures are in place to implement a safer working environment

* Ensure that the full team are wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) responsibly for each task that requires it

* Work to risk assessments and COSHH assessments

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

* Delivering the program on time or ahead of schedule

* Client satisfaction of the quality of work delivered

* Maintaining a consistent attendance record

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

* A professional qualification in horticulture

* Demonstrable horticulture knowledge and experience

* Full, clean driving licence

* Extensive and applicable knowledge of Health and Safety legislation

* Experience of leading a team

PERSONAL QUALITIES

* A passion and enthusiasm for horticulture

* Polite and professional attitude at all times

* Ability to motivate and lead staff

* Highly organised and efficient

* Ability to work collaboratively and maintain positive working relationships with clients and

* colleagues

* Ability to remain calm under pressure

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