Location idverde UK, Southwark
Hours per week 40
Job Reference
Job Type Full-time

About the role


The position of South Area Head Gardener has become available in the South of the London Borough of Southwark. You will be responsible for the day-to-day Grounds Maintenance teams set up and for overseeing the horticultural tasks in Dulwich Park and the associated mobile sites in this area. You will be required to carry out work professionally and productively, exceeding the expectations of our clients and the Contract Manager. The post would suit a ‘hands-on’ style Head Gardener with a keen interest in botanical horticulture. Candidates must be Diploma Level qualified (or equivalent qualification) in Amenity/Ornamental Horticulture have a solid grounding in a horticultural environment and a proven ability to prioritize workloads.
The Green flag winning parks in London Borough of Southwark are a mixture of new modern planting and historic gardens, vibrant and multi-cultural. As such, candidates should be familiar with contemporary and historic urban spaces, design and planting schemes. The person should be able to demonstrate a portfolio of design experience covering ecology, conservation, herbaceous perennial and display meadow planting.


  • To responsibly manage the workload of team members
  • To act professionally and confidently, to work effectively to achieve results, and to set an example for your team
  • To plan and organise your own time efficiently and to respond positively when under pressure or when confronted with problems


  • Effective leadership of team under your control
  • Effective communication with your client and customers
  • Effective implementation of all Company Values, policies and procedures
  • Identify, design and price improvement projects across the park
  • To be efficient and organised, working to company systems: e.g. job tick sheets, timesheets, weekly vehicle inspection sheets
  • To keep accurate records of the works completed by your team and report back to your Contracts Manager/Supervisor


  • Competitive pay to match your skills and experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to our idverde Benefits Hub
  • Plus much more