This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled hard landscaper to join our established garden management company and become part of our friendly team of qualified and experienced landscapers. As Hard Landscaper you'll assist with the construction on a selection of outstanding client gardens and commercial grounds within the Essex countryside. We have two yard locations based in Essex - Danbury, Chelmsford & Great Bardfield, Braintree; our landscape teams work on location in and around these areas.
It has always been important to the company that we invest in the skills of our people, with professional development at the core. We will work with you to reach your full potential and we will provide you with the guidance, training and support you will need to perform at your best within your role. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career within landscaping and build upon your landscaping knowledge, skills and practical experience to a high level.
The ideal candidate has an understanding of site preparations, ground works and construction to a contractual time scale. In addition, you will be confidant in setting out the ground works from technical drawings and plans, and capable of delivering a high standard of landscaping practice. It is important that you bring a proactive and flexible approach to the role, the ability to work on your own initiative, and you are team driven with a strong work ethic. It is preferable that you have a recognised landscape qualification and professional landscaping experience from working in private gardens and/or commercial grounds.
We are open to discussions with newly qualified candidates as well as those who are more experienced. We are able to offer a competitive salary for the right candidate, dependent upon experience and qualifications.
Your day-to-day duties and responsibilities as a Hard Landscaper will include:
General ground works and garden construction -
Paving, slabs and cobbles/ Small brick and block walls/ Fencing and decking/ Wood works and garden structures/
Paths and edging/ Garden lighting/ Irrigation systems/ Water features and ponds
Assisting with carrying and moving plants, materials, tools, equipment, and heavy loads
Using a range of equipment and machinery for garden construction
Building client relationships, maintaining and improving client satisfaction
Good knowledge of landscaping materials, installation and working with technical drawings and plans
A minimum of 3 years of professional landscaping experience
Knowledge and use of equipment and machinery
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Cooperative and enthusiastic nature
Confident communicating with clients and assisting with queries
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Attention to detail and pride in work
Maintains a high standard of work
Creative, innovative and efficient at work
Conscientious, organised and with good time management
Keen to develop in their role and undertake training
From £28,000 per annum
Based at one location - Danbury or Great Bardfield
Full-time - permanent role
• 45hours/week - day shift
• Monday to Friday
Outdoors - all weathers
A company work uniform is provided - including PPE
• A full clean driving licence - a company van is provided to travel to clients' gardens
Training and career development
28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays pro rata
Company contributed pension
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
If you are interested in this opportunity, then we look forward to receiving your application. Please email your CV along with a covering letter to Benjamin Flack - email@example.com (please include your preferred work location: Danbury or Great Bardfield).