Experienced Maintenance Gardener Foreman


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Stockport, Cheshire,


BALI Jobs, Gardener, Landscape Maintenance, Landscaping

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Full time



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About Us

Claphams Landscape Services is a successful and rapidly expanding Grounds Maintenance Company with its head office in Stockport, Cheshire.  The Company is led by an enthusiastic group of Directors and Managers who are all actively involved in the daily management of the Company and who understand the needs of both employees and clients alike.
The right candidate will be fulfilling a key role within Claphams, as a Team Leader, with the prospects of further promotion within the Company.

Ideally you will have the following, qualifications, skills:
  • Minimum 5 years previous experience, preferably with 2 years as a foreman
  • Towing licence
  • Excellent organisational and record keeping skills
  • Friendly and polite attitude, with good client skills
  • Respect for clients and their property
  • Willingness to take responsibility for additional duties
  • Be prepared to `train` less experienced staff
Essential you have the following;
  •  PA1 + PA6a certification
  • Full Clean UK Driving License
  • Leadership Qualities
Advantageous to have;
  • Chain saw licence
  • Chipper/Shredder Training
  • Good knowledge of machinery  maintenance
Ideally, you will have experience using a varied range of horticultural skills on both static sites and mobile rounds.  You will also need to have some supervisory experience, leadership skills and a comprehensive knowledge of good horticultural practices.  This is an ideal opportunity to progress your career further with a Company that has great ambitions and is passionate about the services we deliver.

 The Role
The successful candidate will be expected to lead a team carrying out Grounds Maintenance tasks and be responsible for delegating tasks within the team and ensuring work is carried out to the high standards we expect, within agreed time scales.  You will also be responsible for ensuring that tasks are carried out safely in accordance with agreed safety procedures, and that all machinery and equipment is kept in good condition.
You must be able to liaise directly with our clients` wishes and deliver a high level of customer service.
You will be required to operate machinery, including ride on & pedestrian mowers, hedge cutters, strimmers and other power tools, as well as hand tools, and to operate the equipment in accordance with training and experience.
The role also includes conducting basic practical training and mentoring sessions for younger less experienced employees under your charge, and to ensure Health & Safety compliance at all times.
This job will suit a forward thinking and progressive individual who is able to develop strong client relationships by providing high quality grounds maintenance services.
The work will be a mainly maintenance visits, with limited soft landscaping, and planting projects
  • 20 days’ holiday plus all bank holidays rising by 1/2 day each year to 25 days + BH
  • Salary; Dependent on Experience
  • Discretionary annual bonus based on performance
  • Phone, uniform and PPE provided
  • Staff development and training provided
  • The opportunity to progress within Claphams Landscapes
To apply please email - peter@claphams.net
Company Info
Claphams Landscape Services
Melford House, Greyhound Industrial Estate, Melford Rd, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 6DD
, United Kingdom

Phone: 0161 456 5444
Web Site: http://www.claphams.net/

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