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Job ID:

6959

Location:

Wallingford - Working across Oxon, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.,

Category:

BALI Jobs, Garden Design, Landscaping

Salary:

£30,000 - £34,000 depending on experience
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Job Views:

1380

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

18.04.2018
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Job Description:

Reporting to the owner-manager and leading a team of landscapers the objective of this role is to manage individual landscaping projects on site, including the construction of a range of hard and soft features of a garden design, on time, on budget and to the level of quality set by the designer.
 
The main technical duties of this position are to lead in the construction of hard and soft landscaping tasks including to:
  • Mark out site, set levels, excavate and level a site using a 360 digger
  • Prepare bases and foundations including the use of ready mixed concrete and supervise and/or use a wacker plate
  • Lay paving slabs, block paving, stone setts
  • Build brick and dry-stone effect or stone-faced walls, apply tier walling, build steps and other hard landscaping features
  • Frame up and construct decking including composite decking using clip system
  • Construct close board, panel, chain link and other types of fencing
  • Excavate, construct, line and dress water features
  • Prepare ground for turf, including setting of levels, even compaction of ground and correct laying of turf
  • Prepare soil and beds for planting, correct plant handling, identification and basic maintenance
  • Use of 360 degree excavator, dumper, rotovator, grinders, disc cutter, circular saw
The main management responsibilities of this position are to:
  • Conduct site surveys, plan and manage a schedule of works in close liaison with the designer for the job, report daily on work progress and re-schedule/re-plan as required
  • Set an example of good working practices at all times - quality standards, timekeeping, attitude and professional behaviour
  • Conduct Risk Assessments for projects and supervise the safe and correct use of all equipment by the team, adhering to Health and Safety standards where specified
  • Transport staff and materials in company vehicle and trailer to site and use the vehicle in the course of duties and ensure all vehicles, tools and machinery used by your team are kept clean and correctly maintained
  • Manage the day to workload of your team – allocating specific tasks to individuals, supervising their work and ensuring it meets the company’s quality standards
  • Provide hands-on training, guidance and advice on specific hard and soft landscaping tasks
Qualifications and experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years practical experience, formal qualification in landscaping and advantage
  • PA1 and PA6 Certificates, chainsaw and 360 digger tickets an advantage
  • Full, clean driving licence required with trailer towing qualification an advantage
A company pool vehicle is provided for use by this role.
 
Hours: Monday to Friday inclusive: 08.00 am to 5.00pm – 1 hour’s lunch break (unpaid) – 40 hours per week. 20 days paid holiday.                    
                       
Location: Report daily to site or Wallingford base working on customer sites across Oxon, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
 
Salary: £30,000 - £34,000 depending on experience and ability to perform the responsibilities of the job.

Please contact; Info@greenart.co.uk or 01491 280447
 
Company Info
GreenArt Garden Design & Landscaping
Unit 3, Ayres Yard, Station Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 0JZ
, United Kingdom

Phone: 01491 280447
Web Site: www.greenart.co.uk

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