Location idverde UK, Warwick
Hours per week 40
Job Reference WDC/HG
Job Type Full-time

Job Description

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

This is a great opportunity to be involved in the horticultural maintenance of parks and open areas across Warwick. In this role you will be responsible for the high quality delivery of services, ensuring that high horticulture standards are continued to be delivered.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

General

• Undertake all routine and specialised gardening, focusing on best practice
• Maintain tools responsibly, including cleaning, oiling and sharpening as directed. Damaged or lost items to be reported to your supervisor
• Accept responsibility and work collaboratively to achieve results
• Communicate effectively, keep managers informed, and listen and ask questions to ensure understanding
• Be efficient and organised, working to company systems e.g. timesheets, work controls tick sheets, rotas
• Be reliable in your attendance at work and to follow company rules and procedures if absent from work for any reason

Team Management

• Responsible for the day to day leadership and output of designated gardening activities
• Act in a professional and confident manner
• Work collaboratively with your team to achieve results
• Delivery of toolbox talks and briefings to Gardener’s

Customer

• Create a positive impression with our customers and work to exceed their expectations, presenting a polite and responsible attitude at all times
• Focus on promoting the company wherever possible and feedback potential leads from sites and local press
• Dealing with the public in a respectful and efficient manner, answering questions relating to the site, noting and reporting any complaints to your supervisor
• Represent the company respectfully by wearing the correct corporate clothing, ensuring vehicles and machinery are professionally presented and that sites are kept clean and tidy

Productivity

• Take responsibility for delivering a quality service
• Display innovation and make suggestions for improvements that may lead to increased productivity
• Focus on utilising the most economic and effective work practices

Planning and Organising

• Completion of certain reports/documents and returned to the Contract Manager for review
• Be efficient and organised, focusing on following company procedures e.g. job tick sheets, time sheets and vehicle inspection sheets

Health & Safety

• It is the responsibility of the Head Gardener to ensure that all staff within their team are inducted properly
• Ensure that works carried out complies and focuses on the idverde Health & Safety and Environmental Policy
• Ensure integrity when reporting accidents, near misses and hazards
• Work areas to be assessed with integrity to ensure potential hazards are removed or adequate control measures are in place to implement a safer working environment
• Ensure that the full team are wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) responsibly for each task that requires it
• Work to risk assessments and COSHH assessments

Learning

• Discuss and review your work and job specification and display innovation by planning changes and improvements as appropriate
• Be suitably trained for all work tasks undertaken and taking training opportunities where relevant
• Demonstrate innovation by identifying opportunities and suggest alternative and more effective ways of carrying out tasks

Financial

• Take responsibility in avoiding wastage which will contribute to the company controlling costs
• Utilise the most economic and effective work practices
• Show innovation and make suggestions for improvements that may lead to increased productivity
• Take responsibility in the security of vehicles, machinery and materials

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• Delivering the program on time or ahead of schedule
• Client satisfaction of the quality of work delivered
• Maintaining a consistent attendance record

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• A professional qualification in horticulture
• Demonstrable horticulture knowledge and experience
• Full, clean driving licence
• Extensive and applicable knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
• Experience of leading a team

PERSONAL QUALITIES

• A passion and enthusiasm for horticulture
• Polite and professional attitude at all times
• Ability to motivate and lead staff
• Highly organised and efficient
• Ability to work collaboratively and maintain positive working relationships with clients and
colleagues
• Ability to remain calm under pressure

Benefits

  • 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