Gardening Supervisor

Job Title: Gardening Supervisor
Reports to: Owner
Main Purpose: Responsible for overseeing all on-site aspects of garden maintenance projects

 

Main Activities:

  • Assessing garden needs
  • Scheduling, co-ordinating and supervising daily work tasks of a team of up to four gardeners
  • Interpreting and following planting layouts
  • Plant identification, pest identification
  • Formal lawn care and plant/border maintenance
  • Pruning shrubs and trees
  • Clearing beds and borders
  • Safely operating a range of garden tools and equipment
  • Ensuring garden tools and equipment are maintained in good order
  • Driving work van to and from jobs
  • Transporting tools and materials on job sites
  • Ensure that all work activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner and that team members comply with appropriate health and safety and PPE requirements.
  • Providing on-site training to team members (including apprentices)
  • Communicating with customers in a polite and courteous manner
  • Complete and submit all relevant paperwork, including, but not limited to, timesheets, travel logs and payments received.
  • Handling cash and cheque payments from customers

 

Person Specification

Experience: At least two full annual cycles of garden maintenance (essential);
Demonstrable experience of supervising staff in a manual working environment (essential)
Qualifications: To be in possession of or prepared to work towards at least level 3 horticultural certificate; (desirable)
Hold a PA1 & PA6 licence (desirable)
A full, clean driving licence (essential)
Practical Skills: Ability to work within a team; (essential)
Effective verbal and written communication skills;(essential)
Physically fit and able to carry out manual tasks. (essential)
Ability to handle cash payments
Personal Attributes: Have a flexible approach to working hours; (essential)
Commitment to self development; (essential)
Positive can do attitude; (essential)
Hard working, good timekeeper; (essential)
Respectful and reliable; (essential)
Self motivated with good leadership qualities (essential)
Other: Live within reasonable commuting distance of Dundee (essential)

 

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